Today is Measurements Day. I did not get on the scale because I do not want to become discouraged by seeing a huge variance in two days’ time. (I have my official Weigh-In before my Weight Watchers Meeting on Saturday.) So I will just put that weight for now.
|Upper Chest||36.75||36.75||No Change
|Upper Arm||13.50||13.50||No Change
|TOTAL INCHES LOST||-4|
Now that I am looking at the weeks side-by-side and see I have lost a total of 4 inches overall, I guess I did much better than I thought! The numbers on the scale really should not matter all that much. I am still making progress. For this, I am thankful.
I noticed something during my walk with the pups this morning. I am able to stay in step with the Drill Instructors as they sing their ditties (call cadence in my Walking Motivation Playlist). When I first started walking, there was no way in hell I could keep up. For this, I am thankful.
I recently realized something about my walks. My pace is steadily improving. When I first started walking with the pups, my pace was between 18 – 19 minute per mile. Now, I am between 15 – 16 minute per mile. For this, I am thankful.
Over the last week and a half, I have been trying to jog for a solid mile without walking. I am by no means a runner. I never have been. Even in my best shape, I think I was able to run 1 1/2 miles in 12:30 – 13:00. The fastest I ran three miles was 26 minutes. I am not sure if I will ever see those days again. If I do not, I am OK with it. If I am able to get to the point where I can jog/run 1 1/2 miles in 15 minutes or less, I will be ecstatic. Anyway, almost every day for one week now, I have successfully been able to jog (slowly) one solid mile without walking. For this, I am thankful.
The eating thing really does need to get under control. I have busted out my Overeaters Anonymous and Abstinence ~ Members of Overeaters Anonymous Share Their Experience, Strength and Hope books. I will be using them in addition to Weight Watchers. I am going to use as many tools as I can so I can find my “aha moment” . . . The moment when everything just clicks and falls into place.
Another tool I am using is Connect (Weight Watchers social media version). It is nice knowing I am not alone in my struggles. There are so many people who have been or are currently going through what I am. They have almost the same mindset and train of thoughts. When I read some of their posts, it is almost like they pulled the words right out of my very own brain-housing group
I am going to take these little wins and run (mentally) as fast as I can with them!