I stepped on the scales this morning ONLY because I knew it was time to face it. I was not looking for any loss and was just hoping that I had not found all 12 pounds that I had lost during the course of this journey.
Well, I didn't find all twelve, but I got a pretty good start with another 1.8 since last week. With a total of 4.8 from my lowest weight, that is over one third of my weight loss that has reclaimed it's space around my midsection.
I can blame the steroids for a few of those pounds...but the majority of them are all me. I haven't exercised since vacation. I have only journaled my food intake once or twice since then. And I have enjoyed more than one dessert over the past few weeks.
So, what now?
It is time to rewind this tape and get motivated again.
R = Recommit to my weight loss goal
E = Exercise five days a week for 15 minutes
W = Write down everything that I eat
I = Include more vegetables and fruits in my diet
N = Notice the negative self-talk that promotes feelings of defeat
D = Dress for success (taking better care of my personal appearance always gives me more energy)
Wow! I didn't even plan that acrostic.