Pounds lost this week: 0
Total loss to date: 7
Pounds to goal: 35
It has been a long, interesting, productive and different week this week. I'm gaining momentum on my "throw out the old habits and start new ones" work. I ate better this week than I have in years. Less calories, less fat, more nutrition. The treadmill is up and I've used it twice now. The first time for 20 min, the second time for 30. The really great news is that so far my knees are holding up. I was worried that I would really have to ease into the exercise slowly because of my bad knees, but they are cooperating so far.
I found several blogs and websites that have been helping me think about my goals, my habits, and my motivation. I joined the "Future M.I.L.F" movement started by Mom O Matic. Now, I think most of you know what M.I.L.F. stands for, and please don't think that that is my true motivation. It's just a funny, light hearted way for a bunch of Moms to get together and say "yes, damn it, I'm going to look good!" Not that I don't think I look good now (I have had issues in the past with body image, and that is still a battle I fight myself on occasion ally). I can see my Mom and my Mother-In-Law (who both read my blog now) gasping in horror at this aspiration. Again, this is just for fun.
On a more serious note, I have discovered SparkPeople which is a free (I can't believe it) site where you can track the foods you eat (both for calories and nutrition), plan and track an exercise program, read great articles on health and weight loss, find new healthy recipes, and also find people who are dealing with the same kinds of issues you are (kids, jobs, etc.). Check it out, it's fab!
Despite all of my good eating and the beginning of my exercise routine, I did not lose any weight this week. Normally this might be a big bummer for me, but I feel so good about the direction I'm moving towards, and I FEEL so much better this week, I only view this as a bump in the road that won't slow me down. Onwards, and downwards!
P.S. - oh, yeah, we have also taken great strides on our home improvement projects. Our garage conversion has begun, we bought bamboo flooring and paint for the room and tonight will be picking out a futon couch to go in there. We ordered our new kitchen cabinet doors and finalized plans to have a custom cabinet built for a funky space we have next to the fridge.