Saturday, February 02, 2008

Week 4 begins and a battle of will this morning

Day 1 Week 4

When I went to bed on Friday I was truly dreading weigh in. I wasn't in control this week, I let my environment dictate my food intake and exercise was the lowest thing on the priority list for me. There were many factors the major one being I was just plain tired. It started with the -50 windchill and steam rolled from there. I know I can't use weather as an excuse but there are some interesting thoughts on how winter can effect us. I was watching the weather network and they had this guy (can't remember his exact title) who has some sort of physical/psychological background and he said that cold temperatures can shut down our bodies. We sort of go into hibernation mode. I don't know what he was basing his stats on but he said most people have a difficult time losing weight over winter.

Now I know that's not necessarily true, plenty of people lose weight over winter. I do think it takes a bit of added mental toughness to drag yourself out into the cold.

This morning I had a mega battle of the mind in terms of do I go to weigh in or not. I was so happy with my loss last week that it was breaking my heart to see a gain. I made a deal with myself that if my home scale said 182 then I'd go. Well when I woke up I was 183. So I waited about half an hour and weighed myself again I was 182.5. So I went and I'm glad I did.
Now once again the differance between my scale and WW scale totally confuses me. Last week there was virtually no differance between them. This week as I said mine said 182.5 and WW said 181.8. So that's a gain of 0.2. Whew! I'm o.k with that. Completely self inflicted and a price I'm willing to pay.

This of course means that this week there will be no excuses. I'm still going forward with the wendi plan and have written all the point targets in my tracker. Here are the goals for this week.
5 days of exercise
Solid water intake (2-3L per day)
Tracking every bite, lick and taste and staying to my points.

I'm feeling positive about the week ahead. I realize my first month of metamorphosis won't result in amazing results number wise but as we all know weight loss is more than the numbers it's the thought pattern behind behaviours.

I know with my whole heart that I want to succeed at this and that is what I have to remember. There's nothing wrong with taking a step backwards, it's about remembering to take a step forward.

Hugs to all and to all a fantastic week ahead.


Fatinah said...

I'm glad you went to weigh in - often it isn't as bad as we think.

Diane Mandy said...

I know you can do this! You are an inspiration. Hope you have a great week!