As I stated yesterday, I am really trying to set small goals for myself to enable me to hit my goal. I am proud that while I haven't hit the rec center to work out, I've been hitting my step goals each weekday and sometimes exceed. I have been tracking what I eat, even if it isn't always the lowest in SmartPoints and that's big for me. In the past, I have thought that if I didn't track it, it would be like I didn't eat it. I know that the only person that I hurt by doing that was myself. I have cheated myself out of being healthier because I was lying to myself.
In January, I lost a total of 4.0 pounds. That's about a pound a week on average. Could I have done better? Possibly, but this time I want this to stick. If that means that I'm going slower, then so be it. Tonight I weighed in at 197. That means I have gained 0.8 pounds this week and have lost 3.2 so far this year. I could focus on the scale and whine about the number, but I refuse to get sucked in. I am proud of the fact that I have tracked and I have hit my step goals and beyond several days. I plan to continue that this week, as well as trying to watch the sodium content in what I eat.