Well, it was that time of the week yesterday. Weigh in day. Previously I would dread stepping on the scale for that "official" number that I must report on my blog but this week I was excited. I knew there would be a substantial loss because I'd stayed on track and either at or slightly under my calorie budget for the day. Even the cookie that I impulsively ate (gotta work on that!) fit in...and I logged it so I don't feel all that horribly about it. What did make me feel shitty was the fact that when faced with it, I couldn't say no. I had one, and only one and to my credit I turned down ice cream later that night instead of thinking "ah well I already ate a cookie I may as well...". I by no means think that I'm going to be perfect, but I do want to be able to have control. I am a bit of a control freak when I'm determined to do something.
So yesterday started early for me when I felt the fingertips of a wide awake 4-year old tickling my back at 7am (I had worked until 11pm the night before and ended up not getting into bed until after 1 because I had to hide the Easter treats and wind down from work), but after the treats were found and breakfast was served, I headed up to face the scale. I stepped on and waited for the number to show...290.0. I'd lost exactly 8lbs in 8 days simply by counting calories and being accountable. Not bad If I do say so myself.
Now, I do know that I'm not going to lose 8lbs every week and that a large portion of this loss was water weight and my body going "holy shit woman what the hell!?", but it is definitely the motivator that I needed to keep going.
Also being the beginning of the month, I feel as though it's a perfect time to lay out some monthly goals!
1) Lose at least 5 more lbs (13 lbs total)
2) Blog at least 3 times per week
3) Log calories daily for the whole month
4) Exercise at least 3 times per week
5) Vegetarian days at least 2 times per week
I will visit these goals each weigh day and then of course, come the beginning of May, I will evaluate and then write goals for the next month.
Here's to spring (the weather here has been absolutely gorgeous! Yesterday my weather station said 27*C/84*F)! Spring always feels so clean and fresh and new and energizing. Slightly metaphorical to how I'm feeling with this whole weight loss journey.