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.