Last Sunday, J asked me about the cross on my pedometer. The explanation is easily summed up by saying it is a reminder to me that what I eat is a choice. As I explained it, I was really proud of myself for this 'aha' moment. This whole weight loss thing is a choice. I choose to eat healthy (or unhealthy) amounts of food. I choose to (or not to) exercise. Now, you should know that I totally ate cookies this weekend. And a cinnamon crunch bagel (my first since starting WW, though I consider it a win that I didn't eat the Krispy Kreme donut sitting next to it).
So I went off to my weigh-in on Monday proud of my "choice" realization and confident that it would be reflected in my weigh-in. Y'all probably know better than I did where this is headed. Turns out that figuring things out doesn't necessarily equate weight loss. And figuring things out plus eating cookies/bagels definitely doesn't equal weight loss.
I was down about it for a while. Then, I realized that, like what I eat and how much I exercise, my response to this is also a choice. So I chose to get real about recording every bite I ate this week. I've been lax the past few months; choosing to eat smaller portions, but not necessarily looking up the points or staying under my point allocation for the day. My 'unofficial' daily weigh-ins indicate that this is a good choice. I'll let you know next week how right (or wrong) I am about that.
WW recommended we set a summer goal for ourselves, something to strive for between now and Labor Day. I chose my 15% weight-loss (34 pounds total; almost 8 pounds less than my "official" weight on Monday) . Now, if I keep making good choices, I'm thinking there is a great chance I will meet that goal early. J suggested I hold off on adjusting my goal until I meet it. He's probably got a good point. I'll keep you posted!