This was a pretty good week. It feels good to be back to sticking to my goals. Yesterday was the only day we didn't take some sort of walk. Every day we try to get in an evening walk around town (town is 1 mile around) before Bible Time and putting children to bed. Still not doing a great job keeping food away from my mouth while I am cooking, that is a very bad habit I've had for years. At least I haven't binged because of the mess ups. So much better than last month. Now, the only problem is, Amelia has a birthday this weekend and of course we are making a cake. Fortunately it is the only one this month (cake, not birthday...my son turned 18 last week).
So, the results before the birthday cake this coming weekend:
Previous Wednesday Weight: 221.8
Weight on Monday: 220.8
Today's Weight: 220.2
Weight loss from last week: -1.6
Weight change from Monday: -.6
Still staring at that 220 I wanted to be for my birthday two months ago. I will share a picture of me in my new outfit after I pass that goal. Was hoping it would have been today. The chicken nuggets late last night probably didn't help. Or the fact that I didn't get to take a real walk as Miss Hannah didn't go to bed until 2 am. In her defense she had slept in the car on the way home from the Homeschool Used Curriculum Sale (over an hour away). While we did walk around at the sale it's not the same as walking around town.
Total Loss since weight loss journey got serious on December 13th 2010: 41.7!
And to answer Alicia's question about what keeps me motivated on this weight loss journey, I would have to say my low self esteem plays a big part. I am competitive in that I want to do well as to not embarrass myself, I want to show that I can do this. I want to be able to have a shot at winning a prize over at Plus Size bloggers. Maybe that shouldn't be my biggest motivation, but I would be lying if I said it didn't play a big part. I want to lose weight to get healthy too. I definitely do. But it is knowing that I have to weigh in that keeps me from putting the extra food in my mouth. I know I have to stay healthy so I can keep up with my girls. And, I've already said, if we have another baby I need to be at a healthy weight before getting pregnant this time. 'Cause I can't continue to lose weight, obviously, while pregnant. And I don't want to get so big again, or be so out of breath. I know it is in God's hands, but my prayer is that I get healthy before having another child. I'm approaching my 40's and my doctor has already said the sooner the better if we are going to have another one. I was already over 35 when I had Hannah, placing me in the "advanced maternal age" category.
There is one other motivation. I've mentioned before that I agree an overweight person is not a great witness for Christ. How can I say that Jesus is Lord of my life if it is obvious I have no control over my food. As we were getting started with the weight loss challenges this month I read the following in my Our Daily Bread devotional (which I had just started reading again)
"O Christians, remember, you bear His dear name,
Your lives are for others to view;
You're living examples-men praise you or blame,
And measure your Savior by You"-Anonymous
The Scripture was 1 Timothy 4:12