Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Re-Starting Out

I was so upset when the Wii Balance board decided to stop working back in August when I planned on starting this weight loss/get healthy/turn my life around journey.  Getting out to walk was just not always possible.  And when I have to take the girls by myself, Tabitha needs to walk so I can't go as fast as I need to go to get a decent workout. Imagine my delight when we realized the rechargeable batteries were failing to get a full charge and that is why they were not working in the board anymore.

The other day Steven and then Harold used the Balance Board (with brand new batteries) to work out.  The next day I tried to use it and the batteries were dead.  Yes I was royally ticked off, to put it mildly.  It seemed like everything was working against me to try to lose weight.  Long story short, we charged the batteries and for the last two days I have been waking up in morning and exercising for about 45 minutes.  Just that little bit makes me feel like I am accomplishing something.  And I feel better physically.  Not as stiff because I am stretching and not on my behind all day.

I was so pleased today when I checked my weights from the past year and realized I am only 2 pounds more than I was a year ago (granted I was 4 months pregnant at the time).  I was also surprised to realize I have only gained 5 pounds since my weigh in after the baby was born in April.  No weight gain would be best, but that was definitely reassuring that it wasn't more.  Granted I have gained since my last post.  Sitting on the computer, no exercise, snacking during the day and while preparing meals, eating after dinner still and ice cream cones galore (though we have gotten better about that, we had been eating one a day. It became less of a treat and more of a routine.) have been the major contributors.

So I am going to re-start out at a weight of 253.8 starting yesterday.  Let's see what I can accomplish with the Lord's help.  I would like to lose 5 pounds in a month, hopefully more, but I want to see what I can do, before making too high of a goal and regretting it.