First, let me say that before I even weighed in this morning at Weight Watchers, one of my friends asked me how I did this week. I replied, “Really well. I tracked all week for the second week in a row and I think I did pretty well.” Then I added, “We’ll see what the scale says.” UGH! Why? Why do we care so much what the stupid scale says? I wish I didn’t. I wish I could just go by how I’m feeling and what I’m actually doing for myself. I’m only taking my measurements monthly because I have a lot to lose, so I don’t think it will show up in my measurements very fast. I guess that’s why I expect bigger losses on the scale. I think because I have a lot to lose and I’m actually following plan and making positive choices today, I expected to see a bigger loss faster. I lost only 0.2# this week. That makes for a total of 1.4#.
This week, for my one small thing (OST), I’m going to try drinking more water. Usually, I have about 16-24 ounces of water, 12 ounces of diet soda and about 16 ounces of coffee. Occasionally, I’ll have tea or sugar-free cocoa in the afternoon when I’m at work. Weight Watchers counts that as all the same, so basically, if it’s liquid, it’s water. I don’t mean that I’m going to try to drink more liquid, I mean that I’m going to try to drink more actual H²O.
I’m also going to add more movement, if I can. I’ve been in a lot of pain the last two weeks, which makes me think that perhaps I need to go see my rheumatologist soon. Sometimes, by the end of the day, I can barely walk because my back hurts so much. I put on my generic IcyHot and go to bed. Of course, in my brain, I know that the more I exercise the better I’ll feel, but it’s making my tired and sore body do the exercise that’s the issue. I’ll try this week. I’ll really try. I think I got a total of 4 exercise points this past week, so if I can do a little better than that, I’ll be satisfied that I achieved my goal.