180.8 -- Consistency and Control
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I almost didn't write this blog today because it seems sort of silly to blog about no change in my weight again this week, but then I decided to post anyway as I think there's something to be said for consistency.
For the third week in a row there's been very little movement on the scale. Today's number: 180.8.
I've said it before and it bears repeating -- I'm quite good with this number. I may not have lost any significant weight but I'm satisfied because I didn't gain any weight either.
As many of you know I'm in a somewhat unique position of not being able to exercise at the moment due to pain and complications from my recent hip replacement. Mostly my physical exercise consists of merely moving from room to room within my very small apartment, running a few short errands throughout the week and doing a few light chores here at home -- very little calorie burning potential there so to be able to maintain my weight over three weeks actually seems like something of a victory in itself because I can only achieve that through calorie control.
Given the emotional and physical stress of my ongoing medical problems, which are once again at a peak, it's taken a great deal of self-restraint to not reach for the "pleasure foods" the past couple of weeks. I can't tell you how many times recently I've thought about heading to my favorite neighborhood diner for a 2,000 calorie omelet breakfast; or thought about calling for pizza delivery; or fought the urge to stop for a burger or Chinese food or a piece of strawberry shortcake… in other words, this is the sort of time when I would normally be indulging in food and reaching for those high fat, high calorie comfort foods I enjoy so much. It was exactly those kinds of foods that caused me to gain 85 pounds. To be able to resist them now is its own special kind of progress that to me is every bit as important as the number on the scale.
So let's hear a woohoo for consistency and control!!