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I am so happy with my weight loss journey this week! I plucked up the courage to weigh in this morning and saw a 3lb loss on the scales which has really boosted me. While the Slimpod program recommends you don’t weigh in, I have found it something of a struggle to let go of my addiction to the scales, so jumping on them this morning and seeing a loss has given me the confidence and trust to keep at it.

This week I have found myself reaching for water to drink in the heat. I have never been a water drinker before, preferring to grab an iced tea or coffee or a sugar filled squash. No more! I have opted for water without thinking this week and that’s a really positive change.

Additionally, my chocolate consumption is coming under control again. This is something I am especially pleased about as it’s my big struggle. As a lifelong chocoholic and emotional eater, being able to resist chocolate is something that makes me really proud.

I haven’t tried our exercise bike just yet, but Step-Dad is going to give me a lesson on how it works and set up a profile for me on it so that it’s there and ready. The next hurdle for me will be to get on it! I tend to find myself pretty driven to try it on the afternoons after we’ve been agility training with the dogs, but I tell myself that I’ve already done some exercise that day and should use the bike on days where I wouldn’t be getting any exercise so that I’m getting regular exercise, rather than lots on one day…I know that’s stuff & nonsense, but it’s what happens in my head, and it’s something I’m working on. I’m really hoping to use that bike this week and start getting over my fear of sweat and being out of breath.

How have you done this week?

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Comments

  1. Terrific! I understand about going down by a significant number. To me, it’s the difference between weighing 161 lbs and weight 158 lbs. The actual number of pounds isn’t huge, it’s just that it’s a lower number in the 10s place. I learned to love water when I lived in Arizona, you *must* love water there or you’ll get so sick. Keep up the good work!

    1. It’s so true isn’t it, those significant numbers are such a big deal and can give us such a boost, wonderful 🙂
      Great that you learned to love water, our weather has turned rainy and miserable again now so am back to warming drinks for the time being! Stupid global warming!

  2. Awwww! Yey! Well done on your fantastic loss! See, there you go, you have worked damn hard for that and you deserve it chick! The positives are far outweighing any negatives and the small changes are already adding up! I am a huge advocate of water – I am all for bottled water! So great to see you being so positive and happy! 🙂 xxx

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