Burning The Midnight Oil and Weigh Day Results!
I've been crazy busy today. I haven't had time to read all of the blogs I love to read and support. I feel bad about that, but I hope you understand that I'm burning the candle at both ends. It's something I must get a handle on immediately. My day started at 5:15am Wednesday morning, it's 1:08am Thursday---and the alarm sounds at 5am. Crazy? Yes it is. Unhealthy? Yes, absolutely! One of the things I've learned from experts is that the body must have enough rest to operate in an optimal way. And if I'm not operating in an optimal way, then I'm not realizing my full potential. I'm certainly not wanting sympathy, I've created this schedule---this is my own doing. But I must manage my time better and realize that I can't do everything—all the time. In the future, when weight loss motivational and inspirational speaking is my full time job, then it'll be so different. I'm not ready for that transition at this point. So I must do my best to make the most of my days and evenings---and drop in bed at decent times. I'll be working on that.
Today was weigh day at the hospital! I weighed in at 311, down another five pounds! It brings my total to 194 pounds in 311 days. I love that. Every since I stepped off that scale today I've been obsessed with the idea of losing 12 pounds over the next two weeks. I've been averaging 2.5 to 3 pounds per week, so this crazy idea of losing 12 in two weeks is probably just that...Crazy. But I know if I seriously amped up my workout schedule, I think it could happen. But I'm over that now. The idea was to shatter two major milestones on the same weigh day in two weeks. Losing 200 pounds and dropping below 300 pounds for the first time since age 15. I'm over it now because I realized that I was simply getting impatient. I love losing weight. I'm enjoying this journey every step of the way, there's nothing wrong with hitting two milestones over the next couple of weigh days. Time doesn't matter anymore, remember writing that Sean? OK, I'm getting loopy now and talking to myself. But really Sean---go back and read your own words. Let time pass, you're getting there in a very consistent fashion, and that's all that matters. And it's still a challenge. I need to lose 6 pounds over the next two weeks to hit my 200 pounds lost goal. That's completely possible. Then over the two week period after that, I'll drop below 300 with a six pound loss. So patience is the rule.
Irene lost another 2 pounds, Courtney lost another 4 pounds and Amber lost another 3 pounds. I'm so proud of them and what we're doing.
Tomorrow night I've been asked to MC an event at a major casino. We'll see tomorrow how the time management thing is going. Thank you for reading. Goodnight and...