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December 2015

Weigh-in Monday...
December 21, 2015

One would think what the scale showed this morning would have me giddy with excitement, especially after what it was showing the previous few weeks. I'm not. I'm actually surprised at the scale.

Last evening, I was in a crappy mood and depressed. I don't know why, especially when I was happier earlier in the day and it seems to have mostly passed. But in those few hours, I felt like this whole journey to be healthier and lose weight would be over before it really began. I was afraid to see a gain and even said that I could easily give up, if that was the case. I blamed the lack of significant walking and excess eating on my imagined weight gain.

I often feel great after walking through the neighborhood, but I overdid it on Tuesday and Wednesday. By Thursday, my ankle/feet were hurting and I couldn't even get to my minimum of 6,000 steps. I managed to get over my minimum twice since Thursday, but haven't reached the recommended 10,000 steps. I am hoping to reach the recommended steps this week, even if I have to go slow.

As for eating… I don't know if I was eating more than usual over the weekend or if it just felt that way. The spreadsheet I was using to track my food was all over the place and not as neatly looking as I thought it would be. There were a few times that I forgot to write something down. I didn't like how the page looked and ended up deleting it. So now I'm going to try something different. Hopefully it'll look neater and encourage me to track my food more accurately. If it doesn't work, I'll be forced to start tracking calories a week sooner than I had planned.

Anyway, the scale showed a 2.6 pound loss since last week. That's a total of about 7 pounds in 6 weeks. I need to lose at least 1 more pound before the end of the year to reach the minimum of my one goal, which is to lose 3-5% of my starting weight (in 7 weeks).

Note to self: Be a turtle.

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