Still droppin…

I’m so grateful that my body has finally leveled out and is giving me the losses that I’ve been working towards. Lost another 3.2 today, yahoo! I’m still working at the exercise and tracking my food. I do not eat my earned access points and I try to work out into the 30-40 per week range. I do use my weekly points for a night out’s dinner as a freebie, but I track it, so its not really a freebie just a meal I don’t cook and something I wouldn’t eat 6 out of the other 7 nights of the week. Also, I will use a couple of those weekly points on a daily basis if I want a sweet treat at night. Or like this past Sunday for Easter, I saved up 5 of my daily points to enjoy a Reese Peanut Butter Egg. Boy, was that delicious!

I don’t expect to have much of a loss next week because I know this is the pattern my body has even though I will have worked as hard. I’m looking forward to the 4 hour hike on Saturday and I’m doing it for the pure enjoyment of outdoor exercise. I feel so rejuvenated afterwards. It really cleanses my soul to get outdoors and breathe the fresh air and listen to the sounds of nature.

Cancun is now three weeks away and I have lost 5% of my new starting weight, so I am pretty proud of that. I am just 7 lbs away from jogging again, and I’ve been contemplating setting that back to 300 instead of 310 , but only because my doctor asked me to work hard at not doing any more damage to the cartilage in my left knee. And waiting for another 10 pounds isn’t going to kill me. If I maintain a couple lbs a week for the next few weeks, I will actually be damn near at my Cancun goal of 310. But I am not going to shoot for that as I dislike the feelings of disappointment from something I can’t control 100%. I guess I am giving grace to my body, and not setting up my mind for failure. Just enjoy the process, Dawna.  

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