Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday! 11/24/2010

Well this was supposed to be a big week for me and I guess it kind of was.  I had made a personal goal to lose 23 pounds by Thanksgiving week.  Well, I lost weight this week - 1.8 pounds to be exact - but I was .8 pounds shy of the 23 total that I wanted to get to.  My first reaction on seeing what I lost was not the typical reaction I have had over the last 9 weeks.  I was disappointed - yes, you read that right, I was disappointed that I only lost 1.8 pounds!  I was so focused on making it to this total, this goal that I had set for myself that I couldn't be happy that I had just lost 1.8 pounds.  So, I am now down 22.2 pounds in 9 weeks - and that is awesome and I am proud of that.  It took me a little while to realize how stupid I was being. 
I met Zoe at school today for a Thanksgiving lunch and the minute I saw her face the fact that I had missed my goal by .8 pounds was quickly forgotten.  I was brought back to reality by an almost three year old - I find that happening to me more often these days!  Her smile and kisses reminded me of the reason I started this healthiness journey in the first place - the bazillion years that I want to spend with my daughters and family as a healthy mom.  I know you aren't supposed to say that you want to lose weight and get healthy for other people - you should be doing it for yourself - but honestly if I don't get healthy it will be my children who will bear the brunt of that.  So, I am doing this for myself but ultimately my children and the rest of my family and friends will benefit as well. 

I know I should probably be worried about the holiday and the eating that happens because of it but I really am not worried at all.  I know what I have to do and plan to stick to the plan and stay on point all weekend!  I still have a long way to go and this holiday is not going to derail me!  So, I will be up first thing tomorrow morning and I will do the Shred before the girls and I settle in to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! 

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