Today I weighed 226.6 for a 2 pound loss. This brings my total loss to 23.4 pounds!
I am very pleased with this loss as last week I had essentially maintained by gaining .2 pounds. POINT 2. PuH-lease. Sometimes I think the scale does this to me just to piss me off. Like .2 lbs is significant. Scientifically, I know it's not. Hell, one trip to the bathroom and I should lose that. But, in spite of my logical side knowing all that, I was irritated and frustrated last week.
How do you deal with weeks where you don't lose or even gain? For me in the past, this is where I would have given up. The old me would've gone on a binge last week when I didn't lose. But I didn't. This time I just kept going-- Working out, tracking my calories, eating healthy food, drinking my water. And you know what? It worked.
I am amazed at how much better I feel! The other day I told my husband how weird it was that I haven't had a migraine in several weeks. My body LOVES healthy food. I've been eating so many fresh fruits and veggies. I haven't been overly hungry thanks to snacks and I'm starting to know my body and what it needs. Did you ever say, "I'm hungry, but I don't know what I want."? I used to say this all the time. Now I know it wasn't hunger. It was often thirst, but mostly it was frustration, boredom, sadness, and even anger.
I even crave exercise. I can't sit still on the sofa so easy anymore. I'd rather be walking, or swimming or on the bike, or doing sit ups. I actually get grumpy if something interferes with my exercise time. Who is this person? Before I would have been happy to get to quit exercising. Now, I wish I could stay longer at the gym and get bummed when I have to leave. I am sore from exercising, but I LOVE it. It is a badge of honor.
AND, I've found that I really, really like water. I want it all the time now. It makes my body feel better. It's all I drink and boy what a difference. I'll bet I've had 2 diet sodas in the last 3 weeks. They don't even taste good and they make me more thirsty.
Of course today is a good day. Some days are harder, but for today I'm going to enjoy feeling good and successful.