That is how much I have lost in weight so far. Have you ever lifted a 5 pound bag of sugar? It may not seem like a lot of weight but next time you go grocery shopping swing by the baking aisle and lift a 5 pound bag of Domino sugar, then add 1 pound to that and that is how much I have lost.
I did well this week in tracking my points and drinking my water. I could have done better in the working out department but at least I got some in. My goal this week is to at least work out 5 out of the 7 days. Should not be too hard since I worked out 4 days this past week. I will also start to use the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.
My goal for the month of October is to reach my 5% weight loss goal. That will put my weight at 199.2 pounds, which means I will have to lose 1.2 pounds a week. That is very doable if I continue going the way that I am.
In today’s Weight Watchers meeting we talked about habits and emotional eating. That got me to thinking about how I treat food. I know for a fact that I am an emotional eater. If I am happy, I celebrate by eating, if I am sad, I eat and if I am depressed, I binge. Last time I was on WW all my milestones I celebrated by eating. This time around I am not going to do that because I am doing no one but myself harm.
I need to stop using food as my cure all and be all in my life. Having food at such a high pedestal will only keep me at an unhealthy weight. I know it is not going to be easy, I do not have any delusions about that. I have to recondition a 30-year habit. But this old dog will learn a new trick or two. :-)
Have a great weekend!