Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Quick WW Update

Did you think I had forgotten about WW, the original intent of this blog?  Well trust me, I certainly have not!  Upon returning home from Vegas (a Sunday) I moderately counted points that week and did weigh in.  I was up about 1, and wasn't too panicked.  I counted points the next week, which was last week, and on Friday I was back to my pre-Vegas weight, which is over 1.5 lbs LESS than my pre-Dekker weight.  Woot Woot!  It is hard, when you are talking about fluctuating 1-3 lbs, to know how much of that is water and how much is legitimate loss.  Never-the-less, I'll take it!

I have been moderately counting points.  Basically, this means that I count points until dinner, then eat a sensible dinner and call it a day!  It helps me not snack out all day, and it helps me pick a healthier lunch, but it's far from "all in."  I have kinda lost some steam, especially now that I am back in some work clothes and the scale doesn't have me in tears.  Never-the-less, I would like to lose another 5 lbs.  BUT, I'm not in such a gung-ho "must-do-it-right-now" mood.  My nails will likely be all natural in a few weeks at Dekker's birthday party, unless I get a nasty stomach virus, which I hope and pray against.

Finally, I have really been meditating on inner beauty.  I have a verse from 1 John on my bathroom wall that reminds me  to "cultivate inner beauty, the gentle gracious kind that God delights in."  I am really trying hard to love myself AND my body, and to speak kindly of my body, and to accept where I am today.  Just because I have goals for the future does not mean that I can't be happy today.  So this has become much more of a focus, as I try to think of my body as a whole and not just a number on a scale or a pant size.  Praise the Lord, this is a journey, for sure.  At the same time, this does not mean that I can't continue to work on losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  I very much intend to do both.

So this Friday I hope the scale maintains!  And I hope that as more seasonal fruit comes into season, as I get out with the stroller and dog and walk more, and as I continue to count "points" that I will eventually lose these last few pounds!  For now, an over 10 lb loss has made a tremendous difference-- and I'm going to celebrate that!

On the journey.



  1. LOVE the perspective you're taking! Weight loss is great & I would never counsel someone against being healthy, but I really appreciate people who don't miss out on life because they're not caught up on body image, etc. Good for you!

  2. Congrats on the 10 lbs that is great!!! Great reminders about being happy where we are, not just when you reach your goal.

  3. Congrats on losing 10 lbs!! And, I love your outlook....such a great reminder and exactly what I needed to hear after getting on the scale this morning and seeing that I'm still carrying around about 9 lbs of baby weight!! At 4 1/2 weeks post baby its pretty easy to look in the mirror and be discouraged! Thanks for your perspective--such an encouragement!:)