This week, I am experiencing a hurdle that only women experience on a monthly basis in terms of weight fluctuation. If you don't know what I mean by this, then go to the woman you know best and have her explain it to you. It presents a "double whammy" because the body actually resists losing weight at this point in time and introduces cravings in women that are hard to resist.
I still worked out five times in the last week and am having a lot of fun playing in the pool. I only had one really bad day of eating this week. However, if I were truly being honest, I am not letting myself get ravenous or walk away from the dinner table when I am still hungry, which is what I need to do lose weight. The diet I should actually go on is "eating only what my children leave behind on their dinner plate." They are usually pretty decent at cleaning most of their plate and we are usually pretty strict about eating, but there are times when we give the kids too much food. If I started that strategy, however, I would probably be encouraging the kids to put more on their plate than they need.
I am mostly through memorizing Ephesians 3:16-21. Memorizing that big of a piece is hard work. The only part I need to memorize is the section praising God. Go figure!
Looming ominously in about a week is a vacation, where we will be eating out every day for eight days with the final meal to be at a wedding reception! I am already working out eating strategies, which may involve leaving food on the plate to go to waste, which I really hate. However, maybe my oldest daughter could be convinced to split an "adult" dinner with me. Hmmmm....
Week 4: 0 pounds lost, 37 to go.
In summary, I am working out a lot, but not necessarily losing weight because I need to really cut down on my portions and let myself be hungry for a while.