This morning I hopped on the scale for my end-of-the-month weigh-in. Imagine my surprise when I found that I'd lost more than 2 lbs. since my weekly weigh-in on Sunday!!! I hope I can maintain this and see a good number on the scale this coming Sunday, too. :) Anyway, what was really super exciting was that this means I actually DID accomplish my goal of losing 4 lbs. this month (actual total was 4.5 lbs.), and it also brings me to a total of 10 lbs. lost since the beginning of the year. Whoohoo!!!! Ladies, I can tell you that losing weight is definitely work, BUT I have discovered a couple of things (that aren't rocket science, but I now can attest that yes--these things are true!!) . . .
- Cutting out sugar helps a lot with weight loss. Like, a LOT a lot.
- Drinking tons more water than you did previously helps a lot, too.
- Exercise is always good, too. :)
- Relying on God for the strength to not give in to your cravings is really important. (More on this when I review Made to Crave.)
I also lost some inches this month, which makes me happy. :) 1 inch off both waist and hips!
Leap Day was also exciting for another reason--my Kindle Touch arrived!!!! I ordered one last Friday and it wasn't supposed to come till this Friday, but it's already here. :) I've been playing around with it a little bit and am excited that now I'll be able to download any freebie books that interest me. Now, normally we aren't the type to splurge on something expensive like a gadget. :) But Jim wanted us each to take a little bit of our tax refund and get something we wanted, while the rest gets put away in savings for future needs. So the Kindle was my splurge, and I think it'll be a really useful one.
And now it's late, and way past time to get to bed. It'll be interesting to see how much snow we wake up to in the morning . . . the forecast is now saying possibly up to a foot over the next day or so. We will see! :)