I'm Doing Something Right!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

During the 2nd week in May, my husband and I went to Charleston, SC for our 28th anniversary. We stayed in the Old Market area, where there are restaurants, ice cream stores and bakeries every 25 feet! I will not lie and tell you I was perfect - I surely was not! BUT - I checked into SP everyday we were gone, we walked all over and only got in the car 1 of the 4 days we were there, and I made good choices at meal time. Because we were in a time-share condo, we had a kitchen which we used several times. I couldn't/didn't log in my food everyday, but I was very conscious of what I ate. And I drank all my water everyday.

One day I logged 15000 steps! That's double the number I'd been doing up to that point, and was thrilled I could do it! I had my hip replaced in September, and have been walking since January in an effort to build up my stamina and walking distance. It paid off! I was doing something right!

The week after I got back, I had a difficult week emotionally. That made it more essential that I log into SP everyday, which I did. I also tracked my food nearly everyday, and except for one, was within my target range. It wasn't easy, but was glad I was sticking to it, even if it was the high end of the calorie range. And, I only walked 2 days last week. Oh, I did drink the water everyday.

I didn't weigh myself when I returned from our trip. I didn't weigh myself last week. Whenever I don't feel I am doing well, I get resistant to weighing myself, which I know is exactly when I need to step on the scale.

Yesterday I started back on my walking routine. Today, I finally decided I needed to know the truth, good, or bad. I decided that I would bite the bullet - I weighed myself. And, boy am I glad I did! Despite the fact I showed a 1.4 lb. gain, I was ecstatic! In the past, I could have/would have easily gained 5-10 pounds in a 2 week time period (sometimes 1 week!). I feel that I basically maintained my weight during this 2.5 week period of time - a new accomplishment for me!

In the past, I was either gaining or losing - never maintaining. So, I am doing something right! And I will keep on doing it and logging into SP everyday and interacting with my friends, teams, etc. This is essential to my doing well. Thank you SP for helping me do something (many things!) right!
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    Great job! It is such a good feeling to control our eating instead of letting it control us, isn't it?! That is how I felt about our Alaska trip. emoticon
    3598 days ago
    way to go
    3601 days ago
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    Congratulations on a trip well made! Vacations can be tricky for keeping on track and it sounds like you had a great successful trip!
    3601 days ago
    Good for you..great choices...Wonderful to lean on one another for support... emoticon on 15000 steps!
    3601 days ago
    Congratulations on making great choices and having a wonderful trip! Life is to be lived to the fullest and that's what you did.
    Stay positive!
    3601 days ago
    If you log in daily you are less likely to cheat. Good for you with such a small weight gain. I'm glad you had a good time.

    3601 days ago
    Sounds like you had a good time and took good care of yourself.
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    3601 days ago
  • ANDI571
    For one, good job. I am so excited for you.

    Two, I am jealous. I love Charleston. We have never stayed in the Market Area, we usually stay at Mt. Pleasant and drive over, or we do a day trip when we are at Myrtle Beach. What was the name of the condo, we need to check it out.

    Again good job on your good decisions. emoticon
    3601 days ago
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