Monday, March 05, 2007
looking back on 12 weeks
TickerFactory now offers a graphing function, for those of you who liked my charts but don't want to mess around with spreadsheets. I think it's a nice option and I appreciate that they added it to go with their cute little weight-loss sliders (like my ladybug above), and it only took me a few minutes to add in the data from my past 12 weeks' weigh-ins. As you can see, I had a little bump up this week. I'm hoping it's just my little every-four-weeks bump, and that I can get things going back down again next week.
Looking at the graph also reminds me how serious I was for the first few weeks of the new plan. Then I started to relax a little. I'm happy with the progress I've made, but I know that I can do better if I really commit again. I just started a fresh 12-week journal, but I don't really feel as fired up, even though I'm only 7 pounds from my goal and 5 away from not having to pay for meetings.
I have plenty of external things to motivate me -- my skirt, an upcoming vacation with friends, the (somewhat faint) possibility of job interviews, summer on the way -- but I'm still feeling a little run-down and tired from reaching towards various goals. I think it's time to follow my own advice and start taking things a little more as they come and practicing gratitude, instead of just holding out for a time when all my goals will be accomplished and everything will be better.
Theme for this week: "Do the next right thing."
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07