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Off to a Good Start

Today was my first official weigh in since I started using MFP this Tuesday. I wasn't sure what to expect, I have stayed off the scale all week. I decided when I started that I would make Sunday my weigh in day and only weigh in on that day.  I've been working very hard in the gym and eating very good meals. I haven't been using my earned calories from working out (for the most part) but haven't really felt hungry enough to use them. I've been making strong low-calorie, low fat, low sugar, and low sodium meals that leave me feeling full and satisfied. I make it a point to intake the initial calorie goal for the day. So, I was hoping for some difference on the scale just had no idea what that would be. As of today, I have lost 5lbs.

At first I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't more. I remember the last time I lost a lot of weight; I was losing it fast, 11lbs the first week. But then again, I wasn't eating  much during the day and was hungry all the time (wonder why it didn't last?). So, it wasn't a healthy steady way to lose weight and eventually I just couldn't do it anymore. But this, I can keep this up. I feel more energized during the days, sleep well at night, and am not hungry all the time. Dare I say that I feel... healthier? I know that I still have plenty more to lose and it will be a while before I reach my goal. But my hard work is paying off. I am 5 pounds less than I weighed the last time. That's 5 less pounds that I have to worry about losing. That's 5lbs that I don't plan on ever seeing again.

Today is also the first day I'm not hitting the gym (it's closed). I'm happy about the rest but then again, I feel like I need to be in there so badly. I will probably do some stuff here at home because the thought of not doing anything just seems so counterproductive and I'm afraid if I don't do anything today, I'll fall back into that bad habit of not going. If the rain stays away, then the kids and I are going for a walk, it's not much but it's better than sitting here at the house.  

Well, I will end this note on a cheery note. Tomorrow I go in for my free one hour massage. :)

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