5 hours ago
Monday, January 26, 2009
I am happy to report that I lost 3 pounds this week. Now, don't get excited. It's the 3 pounds I gained when I started my diet 2 weeks ago. I read in an exercise book one time that sometimes you gain water whenever you start working out. I guess my body is finally getting used to me going to the gym and walking. All I know is that even though I got slightly discouraged, I still hung in there, and it's paying off!
Now, here's my little view about scales: I don't like that some little piece of machinery determines whether or not I'm in a good mood that day. I can be feeling really great about myself, my clothes be a little loose, get on the scales, and dad gummit!!!(while stomping my foot)...I either gained some weight or maintained.
On the other hand, I can see where scales are a good thing. Heck, if I had weighed myself more often I could see that I was gaining weight and done something about it then instead of having to do it over again. Also, I can look back at my previous week, see what I did wrong and work on making changes.
My change this week was sugarless gum! It's 5 little calories, tricks my brain into thinking I'm eating a bag of chips, and keeps me from eating in between meals and snacks. When I'm out and about and I get a little hungry I pop in a piece of gum and the hunger pains go away.
Good luck to the rest of you in the diet challenge! Doing this together is fun!
Posted by Busy Little Quilter at 10:37 AM