It has been a while since I did a "weighing in" post-- and that's because I haven't had any news to report-- or GOOD news, that is. I never seem to gain weight in 1 lb increments, and this past month was no exception, because a couple of weeks ago, I stepped on the scale, and it was up almost 8 lbs.
Yes, you read that right -- and I had been scale-hoping almost every morning and not seen any major movement, so it was a bit disturbing. I thought, "I must be bloated. I must be getting my period. I must be retaining water."
Turns out, I MUST have been eating like a heifer, because that measly 8 lb gain did not exactly go away overnight! Three weeks later and I'm still hauling around 5.5 of those lbs.
SO. As per usual, I sat around on my butt for a while and figured out what to do about it.
(Well, if by "sit around on my butt" you mean "start my day at 4:30 AM because that is when my child likes to wake up, and by the time I get him settled, I might as well just stay up and get to work early, so that I can leave early and get home at a reasonable amount of time to feed him, make our dinner, eat, do dishes, feed him again, maybe go for a quick walk around the block, bathe the baby, put him to bed, prep coffee/ breakfast/ lunch/dinner for the next day, collapse into bed; rinse, repeat)
But Sunday morning I woke up, for some reason, feeling renewed and energized. So I am, again, re-committing to weight watchers, to health and fitness, and have joined a challenge courtesy of the gals from the OLD 50+ lbs to lose board -- lose as much weight as you can by October 31st, and the winner (highest % of weight lost), wins....a cruise. Yep. A cruise (the admin of the challenge is a travel agent and has donated one of her "spiff" cruises).
I feel like I keep doing the same thing over and over again -- gain weight, recommit, lose a few lbs, lose motivation, get stressed, gain back a few lbs... this time I really want it to be different, and I'm not exactly sure what to do to make it stick. I feel almost like I need "shiny new toy" to make it like a game again.
Off and running,