Physically I am not feeling better as I seem to have developed a cold over the past few days. Mentally though, I feel better and in a much better spot than I was the last few weeks.
Weight-wise, I am down to 159.2 so thats about .8 from last week, which isnt where I want to be, but I think I am at a spot now where I have realized that I want to focus more on toning up my body than just losing weight on the scale.
Maybe this is what I should have done in the first place upon meeting my goal at 160. I guess I thought that losing 10 more pounds would really tone me up nicely, but now Im understanding that exercise is whats going to do that. Its not so much the number - after some reflection I realized that I dont care so much about what exactly I weight, its more of how I look. There is nothing special about 150, and if I weigh what I weigh now and look toned, I would be happy with that. Its that thought that got me to realize that I have really been going after the wrong thing.
I plan on still trying to lose weight. It may be slow and it may speed up once my body gets used to this level of exercise. However, I really am just going to enjoy working out. I plan on buying a tape measure so I can start measuring myself to see if I am losing inches in the spots that I would like. In addition to the Wii Fit, I also bought My Fitness Coach for the Wii, and it is fantastic! Its like having a personal trainer but better, because you dont have to leave your house, and much cheaper since its only $30 bucks rather than much more for a real personal trainer. I highly recommend the game by the way for anyone who has a Wii. Maybe it is just my imagination but I do notice my arms becoming more muscular, and even though my weight is a bit higher than it was previously, the pants that were my "tight" pants seem to fit just as well as when I was down. I guess the tape measure will tell, but I do feel good and do feel refreshed after some weeks to really think about this.