Monday, January 26, 2009

It's all in the timing...

So, today, 2 days after signing away $$ for the next few months, I was told my hours are being cut at work. Not cool! Not that I regret joining the gym...and maybe it's better that I didn't know in advance because then I definitely would not have joined the gym and I really like exercising there...but still. It's not a huge decrease and we'll probably be fine. Plus, I don't have to pay the babysitter as much and I get Fridays off for a while, which is nice. Still, it's always a worry.

I've also decided today is my last Monday weigh-in. Mondays are difficult enough without facing the scale, I decided. So, my new weigh-in day is Thursday. I also put the scale up in the closet so I'll stop obsessively jumping on it every time I go in for a pee.

I still weighed myself this morning since it's technically still my weigh-in day. And I'd almost rather not post it:

Weight: 169.6
First Goal: 140

Sad, eh? Another .2 loss. At this rate, it will take me nearly 6 years to lose the 60 pounds I ultimately want to lose. I'm hoping for better numbers after some gym work!

I know this past week hasn't been my greatest with regard to diet and exercise, so I'm not stressing it too much. Although a 0.2 loss for 2 weeks running is a bit embarrassing, especially considering I only just started blogging about my so-called weight loss efforts.

Today I went to the gym late because I wanted to check out the daycare before I took the baby with me. Hubby had a meeting so I knew he'd be home by the afternoon. I ended up going at 4:00 pm, which was later than I had wanted to and it was definitely more crowded. But, still not so much that I had to wait for a treadmill. I did 40 minutes on the treadmill and 20 minutes on an eliptical. I didn't do any strength training because: a. I felt uncomfortable with so many people there; b. My left calf was still sore; c. I was starving hungry! Guess what the TV was showing while I was on the treadmill?? The Food Network! I was practically salivating. I must remember to have a snack an hour before workout time.

I reserved a spot for my son at 12:30 pm tomorrow. So, I have to go now. Not that I think it will be a problem, it's just good to have extra incentive.

1 comment:

  1. well sorry to hear about your house - but there are worse thigns to spend money on then a gym membership for sure. :)

    As for the .2 lose, thats still good. I tend to hate the small losses as much as the big gains. Its still a step in the right direction. :)

    Heres to another lose for next week...for us both.