This week I actually had a slight gain (1.2 lbs to be precise) and I didn’t understand it. I was so frustrated this morning because I have been diligent in staying within my eating plan and I even worked out a few times. Perhaps this is my body adjusting to my new eating plan after a week of gluttony on vacation. But I was so angry at myself. And I thought about giving up.
Then I stopped.
And I thought about what I would say to somebody I loved who was frustrated with slow weight loss progress.
Would I tell them to give up? Absolutely not. I would tell them that the scale isn’t everything and that they are still doing an amazing job and that they are doing something important: fueling their body with good foods and taking care of themselves by working out.
And I am telling myself those same things right now.
Things I Did Well This Week
- Stayed on track
- Enjoyed a birthday splurge on my actual birthday (they only happen once a year). It wouldn’t have felt like a birthday without a little treat. And I got right back on track on Monday.
- Did something active with my family (see post here)
Things To Work on Next Week
- Give myself a break
- Try to go to the gym at least as much as last week (maybe even more).
Total weight lost = 19 lbs
Categories: get fit