Saturday, May 3, 2008

316.4, Wow!

Holy cow. I'm down another pound this morning, which is just excellent. I'm just 1.6 pounds away from losing 10% of my body weight.

I just made some easy adjustments to my plan to get out of my rut. I think what has really helped me get going again was upping the water intake, especially on days when my sodium counts were high (like yesterday), and adding just a little bit more exercise. I didn't really change my eating at all, except to try to keep snacking a bit more at bay (I can get out of control if I don't watch it), and making better choices for sweet snacks -- more fruits instead of little chocolates all the time. Now I just have little chocolates some of the time, but enough to keep me happy. :)

Anyway... I had planned for today to be a treat day. It's the Kentucky Derby and we watch it every year, and we were going to tie one on for once and make some mint juleps and "get happy", and eat pizza or something. Now, I think I will still imbibe, but I am not going to go as crazy as I was going to... what's the point? I can still have fun, enjoy some "naughty" snacks and not do so much damage to my progress.

Hm, maybe this stuff really is sinking in, finally. I'll be back with a full report tomorrow.

And they're off!


Kitzzy said...

Congrats! Isn't it amazing when something in your brain just clicks like that? Moderation is key and deprivation gets us nowhere. You are doing such a great job.

Michelle said...

Yay! Losses are great. It's a reflection of your dedication. Good job making minor tweaks to your plan that you can live with.