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Two Weeks Down - a Lifetime to Go

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The first week here, I logged what I ate and how I moved, making very little conscious effort to make any changes. Surprisingly, it wasn't bad at all, apart from that one party that went a little overboard food-wise. The 0.3 kg weight loss was indeed a loss but didn't exactly rock my world.

So this past week, my second, I decided to stay more aware and make more conscious choices. I've looked at my feedback every night and discovered things about my eating patterns that aren't conducive to normal eating (not eating enough during the day, overeating at night), as well as a tendency to reach my recommended fat intake way too easily while falling short on the protein side almost every day.

I love these feedback tools! They reveal things and makes it possible to know what to change. The nutrition tracker has definitely helped steer my food choices and the fitness tracker caused me to walk the platform while waiting for the train, rather than just standing there, shifting my weight from one foot to the other.

I have no idea what the scales will say about all this. I'm not a weigh-in junkie and prefer to wait for my designated weigh-in time on Monday morning. But should it really matter? I already FEEL great! I feel more energetic, more optimistic and more motivated than I have in a long time.

I'm almost scared to weigh myself because I'm afraid I'll be discouraged if the scales don't reflect the same level of change that I feel. Nah, it's still good to weigh in. Just remember, it's just a number with no intrinsic value, unless I give it some.

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    Härligt att du känner dig piggare och gladare. Det är viktigare än vad vågen visar! Nu hänger det ju ihop i längden men det är ju lättare att nå lägre siffror om humöret är på topp!
    Kram Syster-yster
    4143 days ago
    That last paragraph is SO right on. I get scared and discouraged on the scale stuff, too, sometimes and then I have to strenuously remind myself that it's not going to move downward every single day. And that there's no timeline for finishing. BUT every day can be a healthy one and that means positive changes for the body, regardless of numbers.

    Keep up your great work! emoticon
    4144 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2010 10:48:23 AM
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