Weigh-In … Just the Facts

Today’s Weight:  168.0
Loss/Gain:  + 0.5 
Once again, I feel like I’ve maintained.  I have only gotten one good workout in this week, so it’s been a matter of simply trying to keep my eating in line.  That happened some days and others it didn’t.  I’m okay with it. 
Tomorrow morning is a Mother’s Day Brunch at our church that I’m in charge of.  I’ve been crazy busy this week tying up loose ends, along with fitting in doctor’s appointments and a monthly military spouse meeting I attend, etc. etc.  
To some those may sound like excuses, but they aren’t.  They are the facts.  That’s my life right now and after tomorrow I know things will slow down a bit and I’ll be back to my regular workout routines. I also plan on striving for better in the eating area, but I’m not sure I’m going to keep with the online Weight Watchers.
Honestly, the only reason I don’t want to stick with WW is because I don’t care for the format of the food tracking app as much as I did My Fitness Pal.  I have noticed I do not track my food as much with WW, and I think it’s because it’s become a chore for me.  I was comfortable with My Fitness Pal, I knew the app well and I loved the “multi-add” feature.  So, I will go back to that shortly (and save my money, because there’s no monthly fee to use it.)

Let’s see… anything else??
No, I think that about wraps it up for this week.  Let me leave you with some cheerful thoughts…
Last evening at church I received two compliments that really touched me.  
One was from a woman who sits behind us every service.  She loved my new blouse (that fits me — she’s always getting after me to get new clothes that fit.  lol ) and said I have to have lost much more than 20 pounds since I moved here.  I told her, “No, I’ve only lost 20 in the last two years.”, but she said I look just wonderful and insisted I had to be wrong.  🙂   Now that kind of talk will always cheer a gal up.  (I told her it’s probably the good girdle I wear. hee.hee. )
Then another woman who has lost about 90 pounds herself a while back looked at me and said, “You know you’re the same size as me now!!” (with a HUGE grin on her face)  We used to attend the same Bible Study and had a few chats about food, struggles with food and she told me how she was heavy until about 5 years ago.  I was like, “No… really?”, and grinned.  Maybe I am.  She laughed and said, “Hopefully that’s not a bad thing.” *giggle*  It’s not.
If you read any of my posts this week you know that those little conversations were much needed encouragement for me.  My outward appearance is simply proof of the inner battles being fought, so when victory is showing sometimes it’s encouraging that others notice.  
That wraps it up for today.  As always, thank you for checking in!  I hope you all have a nice weekend and don’t forget to let your mother know you’re grateful she gave birth.  🙂  

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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3 Responses to Weigh-In … Just the Facts

  1. Woo-hoo! Those are great morale boosters!

    Sometimes it felt like I got more compliments when the scale was being stingy, but I wonder now if it's just that the compliments resonated more deeply when I needed to hear them most. Whichever way it was, I'm grateful to have had them! 🙂

    Happy Mother's Day!


  2. Rachel says:

    Well done on maintaining, that can be the hardest bit – I'm terrible at it 🙂


  3. Karen says:

    Switching over from tracking WW points to MFP was key to my success and especially to long term maintenance this time around. Knowing how many carbs I was eating was key.

    Good luck and you've made great progress. 🙂


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