I went to the gym on Monday in accordance with my self imposed training schedule. I finished day 2 of Week 2 of the Couch to 5K plan. It was much easier than Saturday’s run. Probably because it was indoors and my body was getting used to running again. I didn’t write a post, because I couldn’t figure out a creative fun way to say I did Week 2 for the millionth time around the track at the gym. I’m still doing good, sticking to my “Just Water” plan. I did however have a cup of hot tea with Splenda at my desk one day for a caffeine boost. But, that’s because I had literally fallen asleep for a second while working on a mundane project. I didn’t feel bad about drinking it, because I accounted for little allowances here and there. Just as I figured, it’s much easier for me to give up stuff than try to do it in moderation. It’s so funny to see the shock and horror when I tell people I’m drinking water only. It’s a good thing I’m doing something right, because I am completely failing in the food department. I have been doing some spiritual work though. I’m working on asking for help and praying and believing more. My daily prayer (should be hourly) is mostly adapted from the book “A Course in Weight Loss.” Dear God, please feed my hunger, remove my false appetite and restore my right mind and body.
I dressed “light” and got my sister’s $10 winnings before my weight watchers meeting tonight, knowing that I ate whatever and haven’t tracked a single food point all week. Sometimes it’s so frustrating that I can achieve so many other life goals that I set for my self…College, done, Paralegal Certificate, done, Master’s Degree, done, Real Estate Certification, done, Homeowner/investor by age 25, done, Certified Group fitness instructor, done, Travel the world, done, Finish a Half Marathon, done, MAINTAIN A HEALTY WEIGHT????… I can’t find that “Done” in daylight with a flash light! LOL!
I tried to avoid Ricarda’s scale during weigh-in, I stood in the line for the weight watcher receptionist to weigh me. I missed last weeks meeting and I knew I gained weight. She called me out specifically to come over to her scale. “Dang It!” I said to myself, she caught me. “Come on over” she said, “I’m not the wicked witch.” I laughed and told her that I’ve been doing great drinking only water but suffering in the food department. She was very nice about my 1.6 pound gain, while encouraging me to still eat the things I enjoy, just less of them. Which brought my grand weight loss total to a whopping 1 pound (insert sad clown music here.) Huh, after 7 weeks I’ve lost 1 pound. During the meeting she asked a great thought provoking question. “Where does your power come from?” Her answer was that you gain power by controlling your environment and the way you view things. For example, I’m good at planning and making lists. I need to incorporate that into my eating habits. I think one of the reasons I’m successful at working out is because I have approached it that way. Working out/Training is always on my calendar just like a dentist appointment. And now, my training schedule is on my fridge and my desk at work. I have some ideas of how I can incorporate similar lists/schedules into my eating routine. I’ve got to finish writing a report tonight so I can’t go into all the details now, but I’ll keep you guys posted. Later!