Today is Tuesday and not only is it my WW weigh in day, it also happens to coincide with the word total which makes for a cute ...wait for it, title. (also a T word for those of you not paying attention,)
I was so excited to weigh in today and see a loss of 2.4. This is great news since last week I went up 1.8 and the week before only went down .4.
This is a total loss of 13 pounds since reaching my highest weight at Christmas. This is awesome news. 20 to go (though I am sure i will get comfortable after 10 more and the last 10 will be the most difficult.)
I wanna shift here a little bit. I think it is absolutely wonderful to have a weight loss goal. I think taking care of your body is very closely related to your overall spiritual and emotional health. With that being said, I want to make sure I don't focus my thoughts too much on the weight or scale. This week, I have focused more on eating 2-3 fruits a day, some protein and whole grains, and 4-6 vegetables.
I am doing this because I was reminded that the food we eat is for fuel not to binge. Sure, I can eat some low fat, low calorie snacks but is that really the healthy, whole choice? Will my body thank me for that? That is why this post is under Pointing the Compass. Eating well is part of a journey...once that includes spiritual, emotional and physical well being.
And that my friends, is definitely more than a number on a scale.
What are your thoughts on weight loss? What healthy choices are you making this week?
General meditations on life and balance.