Monday, July 28, 2008

Weekly Check-In

From Psalms 103:1-5,
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Here at It Starts With Me..., we're going to pray together, praise together, laugh together, and encourage one another to become our best selves.

To this end, I have a number of goals. I'm sure you do too.

But I have to pick one to truly focus on. I'll make progress on several fronts and talk about those too but the one I'm going to focus on, at least until I get a handle on it, is losing weight. Those who are interested in how I'm doing on my writing goals can always hop over to that blog, Readin' N Writin' with Patricia.

Each Monday, I'm going to give a mini-status of how I'm doing. If you too are trying to lose weight, I hope you'll share your status too.

My week, for the purpose of weight loss, begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

Week of July 21, 2008:
Weight Loss: +0.5 lbs. (Scale measure in 1/2 lb increments.)

Average water per day: 4 cups

Number of days exercised: 5

Total min exercised: 140

Not as bad as that sounds. Was 2.5 lbs lighter on Saturday AM. (I weigh myself every day.)

Snacked a bit over the weekend and began taking iron pills again, which results in water retention and constipation. Solution? Need more water. Also, I purchased FiberSure to make sure I get enough fiber each day, no matter what I eat.

In fact, with the increase in exercise and no change to diet, I saw the scale drop 1/2 lb almost daily. Until I swallowed that iron pill on Saturday and ate that 400 calorie chocolate snack I couldn't resist.

Not to worry. Today's weight was back down to the extra 2.5 lbs. So except for that weekend blip, I lost 2 lbs last week.

What's your goal and how'd you do? (Mind you, it doesn't have to be weight-related.)

Peace & Blessings,


upwords said...


I did great last week (lost over 10 pounds) but this week? Not so great. I haven't weighed in yet, but I need to turn some things around.

Great blog,

Patricia W. said...

10 lbs in one week? You are definitely to be commended, Marilynn.

I'd love to do that but it would work against me. I'd likely take a week's vacation, thinking I'd already lost two weeks worth of weight. Slow and steady it is for me...