I really love this quote, and it makes me crack up every time I read it:
“Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”
This not only applies to waiting for my bugg, but also for my weight loss journey. I can't tell you how badly I want to strip my gears, but I know if I do that then things will be over before they start. Just like me walking for an hour every day. Know how long that lasted? 2 days. Why? Because it was too much, my body wasn't handling it very well. I'm all for feeling sore knowing that I've worked muscles that I've not worked very much in a long time....but this went well above that.
I have gotten started on setting up my bugg, and it looks like it's going to ask me to do 30 min a day, and that is VERY doable. Slow and steady, slow and steady. I can't tell you though, just how much I'm beginning to hate slow and steady. LOL!
The hardest part was figuring out a good target weight that would be in the healthy BMI range for my height. I ended up working on a good compromise, but we'll see. If I hit 150 first and am happy there, then screw the BMI. If I want to try to get to the target weight I've selected (which is 135) then great and the Dr will be a happy little camper.
My weight loss ticker is set in increments so that I don't get discouraged and it helps me focus on my goals easier. I've got it currently set to weight I was when I got married, so that I know just how far I have to go to be able to wear my wedding ring again. I want that ring back on my finger! It's way too pretty to be kept in my jewelery box. :)
Speaking of weight, I did my weigh in this morning...a day late but yesterday I was more focused on sleeping in than weighing in. My "starting" weight is what I weighed on Jan 1st, and in a little less than a week I'm down 3 pounds. I know most of that is truly water weight, but hey gift-horse-mouth....not looking. If all goes well I'll be wearing that hot pink bracelet again soon, and just how styln' would that be?