This week has been an interesting one. In all honesty, I thought quitting drinking soda would be more difficult than it was. Quitting isn’t difficult, it is avoiding it that is difficult. I have become more and more sensitive to advertising from fast food places on the Internet, billboards, newspaper and on TV when I do watch. Everywhere you turn, businesses are trying to sell you things of no nutritional value. It’s actually pretty scary when you think about it.
As if stopping soda wasn’t hard enough, I also bought a bicycle and told myself I’d get out and exercise more. I do have a gym membership I prepaid for, but there is a part of me that wants to be in better shape before I use it. Crazy, I know. Plus, when the weather is nice, I would rather be out riding a bike or walking than in a gym watching a TV screen being bombarded with McDonalds and cheeseball ads.
The two days I was able to ride my bike were fun. This next week is going to be challenging because we are in “tech week” with the play I am helping with. That means I will be at the theater, possibly late, every night. I must remember to take a stash of almonds with me, and a Balance Bar if I can’t manage to get anything to eat on the way.
At first I was disappointed in the weigh-in today. I wanted to see 245 on the scale. But when I think about it, losing 6+ lbs in a week is nothing to shake your head at. I know those kinds of numbers won’t happen every week, but it is good to see them go down. It’s hard when numbers fluctuate day-to-day, even going up a pound and then maybe down 2 the next day. I have to remind myself that this is about changing a lifestyle, not losing 10 lbs for a reunion, which I may gain back. While there will be ups and downs and fluctuations, if I make healthy choices, get out and exercise and keep a positive attitude, the weight will come off.
I can’t wait until it is officially under 240 lbs so I know for certain it isn’t just one of those fluctuations.