For WLS there is usually a topic. This week it is open to whatever we want to talk about. I am finally joining back up with Weight Loss Wednesdays. I also put exercise goals on my goal list on Monday. I am not going to really focus on weight loss right now. I am focusing on getting in some exercise on a regular basis. If that causes me to loose weight, great. I am not focusing on closely watching my diet either. I am trying to use exercise to help with the extreme stress in my life.
My husband has been unemployed for more than 2 years. He is home every day. We did have unemployment compensation. That ended a few months ago. We were living on our tax return. That is gone as well. Now, God has to pay the bills and I have to trust. Some days that is easier than others. The stress causes me to eat things that are not healthy for me. I want to run to Christ instead of to food. That is one thing I am working on and I am getting back to exercising. I have the Wii Fit and Wii Active Life "games" to play with my kids (the boys especially like these). We also have a Bowflex and an elliptical walker. There is no reason not to exercise, I make excuses nonetheless. I am sure I will have setbacks and eat what I shouldn't but I will continue on. I can exercise even if I eat a cookie... or 2. I know exercising will help me deal with the stress better. Playing with the Wii Active Life with my sons (family) is also fun!
Yesterday I weighed in on my Wii Fit and was surprised to find I had only put on a little weight since the last weigh in. That was encouraging. If you scroll all the way down my blog you will see that before yesterday I had not changed my weight loss ticker since the 25th of January. I do have weight loss goals for 2012 and I do want to be healthier.
My goals this week from my Monday goal post are:
- I want to weigh in today and update my weight loss ticker, though I am scared to do that! I did this yesterday not Monday. My weight is posted above on my ticker.
- I want to work out at least 3 days this week. I already worked out yesterday... so that is a good start.
- I will not be tracking my food because we are on such a tight budget that eating well is hard to do. Also, the stress makes me crave stuff. I will be making a Weight Watchers 1 point dessert early this week to help fend off my cravings a little. Doing some things is better than doing nothing! I have not made my dessert yet... but my daughter did make chocolate chip cookies... not exactly diet food. I hope to make my Fat Free Chocolate Cake today.
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Now it is time to get off this computer and go exercise. Then I have some household chores to do.
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