Well, after nearly a week of doing almost NO exercise (as the result of a combination of weather, location, and pre-scheduled activities), I've hit it hard this week. I've been attempting to do more, shorter workouts. In other words, rather than spending an hour on the machines every other day, I try to do 15-20 minutes twice a day. I don't know if it has made much difference yet (too soon to tell), but I FEEL like it is. I'll know better on Tuesday AM when I can use my "control" scale at home. If I could believe the ones in the hotel workout rooms, I'd say I'd lost about 7 pounds in the last couple of weeks, which just ain't the case! Besides, the actual "correct" number isn't what's important. By that, I mean that I don't care what my weight is as much as how much it's changed. SO-- I'll know how I've done in a few days.
However, my goal is NOT to hit a target weight. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my goal is to change myself to a person with better habits. Given that I got up early the last couple of days just to work out, I'd say I'm making some progress in that department! I'm confident that if I stick with these changes, I will see the weight drop, the clothes fit better, and the muscles get stronger.
It's just a matter of time.