I just now really thought about that number as I typed it into the post title. 18. My favorite driver's number.
It's also the number of pounds I've gained since the last time I weighed in at Weight Watchers (on January 9th). I want to offer reasons. I want to say part of it has to be because I'm off my bcp at the moment, and it's hormones and water weight and...
....and, and, and.
It's really all just excuses.
Yes, a pound of it might be water weight. Another pound of it might be that I was in need of a good trip to the bathroom.
None of that explains a double digit gain in less than a month.
I could say that part of the problem has been starting school, and my schedule not working out the way I wanted.
I still could've made better choices, food and exercise-wise.
No more excuses. I'm calling myself on my own bullshit.
I've set a weight goal for the month. I'd actually set the goal before I got on the scale this morning. The trip to the scale just reinforced how important it is to have this goal. I've also set an exercise goal-- I want an 18 minute (or less) mile by the end of the month. Before I fell completely off the wagon, I'd gotten down to a little over a 15 minute mile. I can do this. I know I can. I believe in me.