Tellin’ the Truth Tuesday

by adustyframe ~ March 30th, 2010

Tellin the truth Tuesday

Thanks for all the links and encouragement about my weight loss. I’m wading through the links as I have time.

For the record when I wrote the post yesterday, I wasn’t discouraged about my weight loss. I was just thinking through things.

This week I discovered some red light foods for me. They are low in points, but I had difficulty controlling portions, so I’m going to eliminate them for now!

I drank tons of water–so much that I had to run out of choir practice on more than one occasion forcing my boss to tell me to quit drinking so much water!

I got in 3 exercise sessions and feel great about that.

My goals for this week:

1. Eliminate red light foods.

2. Up the fruits and veggies–I haven’t been getting in as many as I need to.

3. Exercise 3 times

4. Work on the sleep thing

Now, my thoughts on the sleep thing. YES, I KNOW I need to get to bed earlier. However, it’s not something I’m convicted about. I don’t think it’s sin for me to stay up later. I have become a night owl and get a lot done after James goes to bed.

It’s my little time of peace and quiet and I can work on the computer without feeling guilty that I’m not meeting his needs. Almost all of my work is online or at the computer, and as a single mom, it’s a huge balancing act.

So, sometimes I stay up late.

I know that more sleep can help me lose weight and I will continue to work toward that. I just can’t always get as much sleep as I like and still do everything else that has to be done. That’s not whining or an excuse. That’s just how it is.

The only time I feel that I’ve crossed a line and it’s become a bad thing is when I stay up too late too many nights in a row or when I am just goofing around and stay up too late.

I will just keep doing my best, but I’m not going to be carrying guilt around if I don’t go to bed early. I just have to improve little by little.

When I weighed in this morning, I am down 3.6 lbs for a total of 21 since October and 14 since February!


2 Thoughts Shared to Tellin’ the Truth Tuesday

  1. Sally

    I have been on a yo yo since we started in Feb. I did lose one pound this week. I’m not giving up, but yes discouraged at times. I’m proud of you Lizzie. Have a Happy Easter.!!!

  2. theprincessofquitealot

    AWESOME!!! 3.6 in one week? I wish I could do that. Keep it up, every little bit counts!