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Saturday, February 1, 2014

First Weigh-in Day

Today was the first time I weighed myself since December 31,2013. This is an incredible victory in itself as I have a tendency to weigh myself 3 times a day. A habit that I wished to put and end too.Soooooo... drum roll please...
I went from 176 to 171 in 31 days. That is an average of 1.25lbs per week. A healthy rate at which to loose fat. I was desperately hoping that with all my hard work that I most assuredly would have been losing 2 lbs per week I was totally and completely expecting to see "168" on the scale. I HATE that I am disappointed when I should be overjoyed!
Alas, that is what our society has developed in me, an unrealistic idea of weight loss. It's so easy to forget how long it took to put the weight on when I see all the fad diets that promise and usually deliver quick, albeit not efficient or permanent, weight loss.
I am really going to work at changing this mind set of mine. I really really really want to pass on to my daughters a healthy lifestyle example and body image. I want to hand them the truth so that when they are bombarded by the lies, they will have a weapon to wield.
My workout calendar
In my gym I've got this large white board to track my progress. I am quite proud of how it looks, hence the photo. You will note how all the day except for 7 were days that I worked out. 4 of the 7 were scheduled days off. 1 of the 7 was off due to being deathly ill, and 1 of the 7 was off due to excruciating back pain. The other 1 of 7 I am ashamed to admit was off due to a slight hangover. Oops!
There are to be 4 cheat days in the 28 days period. I believe I had 6. Not too bad, not too bad.
Over all I really am proud. At first I was upset by the stupid number on the scale but after I thought about how much better I feel and how much better my clothes fit I was able to let go of the number and embrace the truth of my situation. I am getting stronger and much much more toned.
Elliott helps mama get all her required water intake for the day :) Such a sweet and helpful girl.
Ginger beef over warm cabbage. Soooooooo good and sooooo healthy and satisfying!

My new favorite way to eat asparagus. Pan cooked in a bit of olive oil and real unsalted butter with a garlic clove. Sprinkled with salt and pepper and real parmesean cheese...delicious!