I had some unexpected results at my weigh-in yesterday. I lost 3.6 pounds this week! Woohoo! I've been doing so little toward losing, but I guess my body is ready to get moving again. I'm crossing my fingers for that.
I worked a half-day at school yesterday. Most of the teachers are up there already -- even though we don't actually have to be back until Monday. It was good to see everyone. They think I look amazing, and that is huge motivation for me!
I'm looking forward to grocery shopping this week, because it will be a bit more typical of what my school year meals will be like. All the little snacks I buy as part of my lunch will actually be held off until lunchtime ... as opposed to summer, when they're just laying around calling my name.
I'm going to do my best to catch up with all of you over the next couple of days. I know I've been really lame lately. I apologize, but only just a little. I just needed the time 'off' from focusing only on my weight. I've updated all of my tickers now. Even though I've been bouncing around the same numbers most of the summer, this is my lowest in years. I had hoped to lose about 20 pounds this summer. I only lost 10, but seeing the struggles I had, I'm very pleased with that.
Is it too early to set an end-of-year goal? With the start of the school year, I think I'm going to set a goal for the first semester. That's five months. During the school year, I was averaging about 7-8 pounds a month. Thinking I've slowed a bit, I still think I can average about 5-6 pounds per month. Thirty pounds over the next five months is a lofty goal, but I'm going to try to make that. That will have me just over 200 pounds to start 2008. That's what I'm going to try for. I know having you around will be helpful. Also, I know that Kim's 12 week challenge that ends in October will get me moving.
I think I'm back. My motivation is whispering in my ear. Thanks for not giving up on me!