The subject line today is weird one, but it is a phrase that runs through my head all the time. It's a palindrome, and I learned it in 4th grade. Along with "Jhirmack, Bounceback, Beautiful Hair" and "Lordy Lordy Look Who's Forty," it is one of those rhythmical phrases that just gets stuck and won't go away. Of course, the difference with the "panama" line is that frontwards or backwards, it's always the same.
I mustered up all my courage and went to weight watchers today, prepared for the worst. And instead I was pleasantly surprised to have a 1.8 lb weight loss. Despite a steak dinner last Friday, a weekend in Chicago, and mediocre food choices this week, I still managed to lose weight.
Sometimes, when things you do things "backwards," it's just the change necessary to get positive results. For example, yes, despite all those elements I listed above, I also probably ate less overall than my average week. While I didn't do a great job of planning lunches, it also meant fewer snacks and less overall food consumed. While I definitely had my fair share of wine on Saturday in Chicago, I'd had less-than-usual to drink while out for dinner the night before. I am short one treadmill workout for the week, but did have a good hour long skyway / power-walk with a co-worker last week.
Frontwards or backwards, its always the same.
I met Gabby again at WW this week, and afterwards over eggs and coffee, we came up with our plan -- a 6 week challenge, to each lose 1-2 lbs per week. That brings us up to Gabby's birthday, early March, and the hopeful start of spring.
This week's goal?
Exercise 3 times.
Drink wine only one night.
Journal every day.
This is not rocket science, or even that hard - once again, it comes down to mindfulness, choices, and commitment.
Off and running,