I am beginning to think my body is comfortable at my current weight. Although I am happy with losing 7 lbs in the last 17 days (6 was from vacation), I have been at my current weight of 256 for the last week. I know. I know. Be patient. I didn't gain it in one day, it won't come off in one day. However, there are times I find myself wishing it did. Even a few ounces. A pound.
I read blogs every day on fitness and weight loss. Most having a weekly weigh in, where they describe their food and exercise for the week and then post their results.....as I have done when I can get my behind to my computer more regularly. This last week as I struggled with no loss (YEAH no gain), I watched blogger after blogger post loss after loss. UGH.
My workouts are good. I have done something basically 6 days a week. Trying to keep the workouts different and intense. This last week I added box aerobics and Muay Thay cardio. I have stayed with abstinence and recover,y avoiding wheat and sugar if I have any control over it. I feel good. I feel great in fact. And yes, I recognize that is a non scale victory right there.
So, with my kids away today and my 40 hours of work completed by 2:30 this afternoon, I called up my friend Dianna at my favorite spa and treated myself to a little something.
|First a Pedicure|
|Followed by a Manicure|
It has been a long week. With the pressure from work, my kids being gone, my family up camping and all the other stress of life, not to long ago, this would have been a week for me to binge and binge often.
Not anymore. Today is day 17 of abstinence and I don't take that number lightly. With each day, I grow closer to my goal. With each day I see more clearly. With each day I want to fight harder. 90 days is possible.....6 months is possible...God willing.....a year is possible. One day is possible. For now, my goal is one day. With one day, I can do the impossible. All I work at is today.
So, even though the scale has not budged in over a week, I have something to celebrate. This week, I honored my body. That deserves a WOOT! WOOT! and a little pampering.
How do you celebrate your non scale victories and honor your body even when life is hard?