motivation : the act or process of motivating
motivating : to provide with a motive
motive : something (a need or desire) that causes a person to act
I can't really say what my motive is, but mine is not to question; the bottom line is that motivation has occurred and I'm rolling with it.
On Sunday morning, I walked the dog over to my mother's house, tied her to one of the front porch pillars, went upstairs, and stepped on the scale. (I don't have a scale at my house.) Mom wrote down the number, just in case I wanted to use that as a benchmark -- because at that point, I was still not all in -- then she gave a bottle of water and a few other little things (one rarely leaves Mom's empty-handed), and I walked the dog back home.
Yesterday morning, I did the same thing. Down 1.2. Many more to go... it's a good start. An obscure milestone was yesterday -- marking 3 years and 3 months since I quit smoking right here on this blog. I've been blogging longer as an ex-smoker than as a smoker and that's really weird because I was a smoker for the majority of my life thus far. I'll live to well over 100 and then that won't be the case.
Anyway, not sure when I'll do it again... or get my own scale. I've been eating better -- and drinking better. Water, water, water -- we all know it, but rarely do I do it. The fluffy parts are less fluffy when I consume more water than Coke. Oh boy, I love, love, love my Caffeine-Free Diet Coke -- the fully caffeinated stuff before that, the saccharine-sweet TAB before that, the original Real Thing before that. I've always been a Coke girl -- Things Go Better With Coke, Coke Is It, Have A Coke and A Smile, I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke (and then we can sing!) -- I'll never give it up completely and won't even try, but I do hope to drink it with more intention, and hopefully enjoy it more.
Meanwhile, the truck part is complete on Mack's sweater and I've managed to attach the sleeves and get a few rows into the placket. The Tuesday night knitting girls loved it. I'll try to get a photo tonight.