Well, Sunday was week 24, and here’s the truth. I’m frustrated and annoyed. I sat down no less than 5 times to write this post and just stared at the screen. It was a really tough week for me.
The beginning of the week started out great! I had a loss, and looked forward to the rest of the week as the number FINALLY broke and continued to go down, but it didn’t. It went up and down like a yo-yo AGAIN, and I ended the week at almost the exact same place I started. Side by side:
That dang number on the scale is just not moving, and it’s ANNOYING THE CRAP OUT OF ME!!!
I had to be honest with myself about why though, and that was even more difficult. Do I eat perfect every single day? No. Do I exercise every single day? No. However, I feel like at my weight the pounds should be flying off, and they’re simply not.
The biggest problem for me in all of this is forgetting to celebrate the victories that don’t come from a dang number. I made a list of things I should be excited about for the week.
1. We (my husband and I) joined the gym
2. My fabulous sister-in-law cut my hair this week. I was able to use a “normal” cape instead of the fat neck cape. 😀
3. My husband and I went to a baseball game and I fit in the seat.
4. Some clothes I bought when I started this process are looser than they were.
5. I finished 6 books in a week and a half. Yes, I know this is not weight loss related, but it IS life balance related!
I also had a great chat with my Dad today, who reminded me, though I might seem stalled out on weight loss at the moment, I am losing just under 1lb. per week, and that’s not too shabby either. I know I just have to keep pushing and fighting through the down times. I have to remind myself it’s not a race. I have to remind myself to stay positive. I have to keep setting goals and challenges for myself!
I am giving my husband and myself until the end of the month to get a little more acclimated to our new gym. My new goals are set for July:
1. NO SCALE- I need a break from it. I need to forget about the number for just a little bit and break the focus on the scale.
2. Go to the gym EVERY SINGLE DAY. Even if I just walk on the treadmill, or pedal on a spin bike. I need to be active. I need to get focused, and hopefully, at the end of the month when I hop back on that scale, I’ll have blown through 370. ( I might take weekly measurements to make sure I pay more attention to the important numbers!)
3. Focus on the positive changes!
Will you share your current fitness goals with me? I am interested in what YOU want to change! What non-scale victories have you had?