Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Okay...I weighed in...

I know I said I wouldn't do it until Friday, but I went ahead and weighed in this morning. I did well yesterday and ate good food and stayed OP. I ended up with 4 f/v, 6.5 cups of water, and 3 servings of dairy. I rushed home from Job #1 and actually cooked a healthy dinner before going to Job #2. No snacking at 11 p.m. when I got home, no visiting the vending machine/Starbucks/pizza hut/food avenue at Job #2. I was in control.

So I woke up this morning and was proud of myself. I went and got the scale and brought it into my bathroom (where it will now live) and weighed. I was really scared that I was back over 320 lbs., but was pleasantly surprised that I weighed in at 314! That's only a .2 lb. gain from before Christmas (or whenever the last time I weighed was), and only a 7 lb. gain overall. Believe me, 7 lbs. is a GIFT considering that I've been off plan since around Thanksgiving! So I'm still 19 lbs down, and very glad that I haven't destroyed all of my hard work.

I am off from Job #2 tonight, so I am planning to spend at least 30 minutes on the elliptical tonight. A very small part of me craves exercise, and loves the feeling I get from it. I really WANT to be that person who LOVES to work out, but the lazy part of me still dominates. But I figure the more I commit to regular exercise, the more the hidden exercise lover will emerge. I've been there before, back in 2004/2005. I used to LOVE going to the gym, and couldn't go a day without it. I want to be that Hollie again.

I'm already drinking water, and I have all of my good food to eat. I'm ready to face the day!