Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-in: Week 19

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I lost 1.4 pounds this week,
bringing my weight-loss total to 26.4 pounds!

I went to the doctor for an annual check-up yesterday and I weighed two pounds less than I had been registering at home.

ON A DOCTOR'S SCALE!

Seeing how losing two pounds between breakfast and lunchtime is almost impossible and my scale was registering a little bit of a gain, I realized something had to be amiss at home.  It took some pondering but I finally realized that my digital scale probably needed a battery change.

I put in new batteries and VOILA!

Down went the pounds. 

So my tip this week...

Make sure your scale has fresh batteries!!!

Other good news is that all my health report "numbers" were way down, if down is good, or way up, if up is good.

It was the best physical I've had in a LONG time which felt really good.  I can't believe the difference 26 pounds has made, and getting a good report was a great motivator to keep losing.  Good health really is my goal with this diet, and it was good to get two thumbs up from the doctor.

I really look forward to next year's report and encourage you to have a physical, too!  It's another way to gauge progress, the most important progress at that. 
Here are my prayer requests for the week:
  1. Continued improvements in my health.  Cholesterol, glucose, etc. are good.  My vitamin D levels are much improved, too.  However, I had a terrible pain flare up this week.  I had difficulty walking it was so bad.  I am more and more convinced that the source of my pain is not related to vitamin levels or weight. 
  2. I have an article due to be published on Mentoring Moments for Christian Women about my weight loss strategies.  Pray for God's blessing.
  3. That God would continue to shape my character through this process and help me to be an encourager and good example.
  4. For my friends who are dieting with me.  Pray specifically that they would be able to reap the rewards of consistency in their exercising.  Pray that they would not be discouraged and would see small losses as victories.
Happy Healthy Living!
Dawn

I forgot to add Linky again this morning.  I am not awake enough to be a good hostess at 6:30 a.m.!  I just went to add a linky and learned my service now requires a paid subscription.  I won't be able to provide a linky this week but am looking into alternatives and will hopefully have it up and running by next week.

Until then, please leave a link to your article in comments.  Thanks!  :) Dawn

3 comments:

Kellie said...

Great job, again! Please let us know when your article is published!

I'm laughing about the batteries. Mine died a couple of months ago. I had to step on the scale about a hundred times to get a reading so I could do my weigh-in. It did finally work, but I almost counted the hopping on and off as my exercise for the day. : )

I have a physical for our health insurance scheduled in March, so I hope I can get an encouraging report like you did.

Heather said...

I just can't believe it! You are going to get your 30lb award very soon!

Homeschool Dawn said...

Thanks Kellie and Heather!

Kellie, anything that requires hopping, bouncing or any other out-of-the-ordinary motion counts as exercise in my book! haha

I imagine all that exercise will have some good effects! Praying for you!