Oh my darlings I feel good this morning. The scale is once again on the move and it has dropped. I know, it isn’t too much of a shocker as I saw the excellent weather and spent as much time walking around in it this week as I could.
It through my schedule off something fierce and I will probably have to do a bit of work this weekend to make up for it, but i can’t feel bad. The weather was nice enough that exercising just felt like being out and about enjoying myself rather than something I was forced to do to keep up with my calories in calories out ratio.
Which quite frankly is the perfect way for me to exercise. Doing things I love and enjoying them. Its been a while. With the heat and humidity walking outside has been a bit of a chore this summer. It has also required creative scheduling to avoid giving myself heat stroke.
And even for the short time where going to the gym was fine around here, it still stressed me out more than I think I realized at the time. I try to keep a basic work out diary to jot down a few thoughts about what I’m doing, why I’m doing it and how I feel about the whole thing. I keep it partially as a record but mostly because while I love seeing the numbers on the scale go down, my weight loss is about how I feel in my own skin so I like to kind of check in on that. Flipping through my notes, nearly all of my gym visits in the safe time of gym usage all contain some element of people monitoring.
Even when I felt good about the effort I was putting in and the results on the scale there was a low grade stress, first as the understandable after effects of quarantine and worsening as Delta took hold.
So it is really nice now that I can really enjoy the time spent walking outside. I think me taking advantage of the good weather will last until there is no more good weather. Hopefully it will continue to show results, and keep me happy.
To the Stats!
Starting Weight: 246.0 lbs
Last week’s Weight: 215.2 lbs
This week’s Weight: 213.4 lbs
Lost this week: 1.8 lbs
Lost over all: 32.6 lbs
So slowly we move forward. And as there is enjoyment in the moving, I really have nothing to complain about. Aren’t those the best days?
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