My weight this morning was 180.6, down a full lb from last Tuesday. For many people, losing only one pound a week will be much too slow to satisfy their rush to get the weight off. But for me, it's not just about losing weight, it's about enjoying life while I'm losing it and having the confidence to know that what I am doing is inspired by Heavenly Father -- He knows much better than anyone else what my body needs at this time. I still can't believe I am even losing weight at all from a 1750 calorie budget. Steps take me about 50 minutes or so, and since I do them at home, I don't have any lost time from driving to and from a gym. I'm able to listen to scriptures while I do steps, so I am not only strengthening my body, but nourishing my spirit.
It's a very good program for me, and I'm indeed grateful for the inspiration from Heavenly Father. I don't know what mechanism fails when we let ourselves go like that, but I feel it is just one of the addictive behaviors that plague our society -- be it drugs, or alcohol, or food, or pornography, or computer games, or whatever. God gives us weaknesses so we may become strong. Whatever weakness we have, it's for our good.
Here's my progress chart. Click to enlarge.
Edited to Add:
I had barely gotten started with my steps tonight when I felt inspired to do 200 each of the 5 arm exercises -- so I did. That was tough. Since I do the arm exercises for half (10 out of each 20 steps), that totaled 100 repetitions of each exercise, using 10 lb weights in each hand.