I totally missed last week’s Weekly Weigh-In, but I did actually *weigh-in*.
Last week I lost .2 lbs and this week I lost .2 lbs for a grand total of .4 lbs in 2 weeks. Seriously.
It is going to be nearly impossible for me to hit 60 lbs down by October 9th at this rate.
A few things that happened over the last 2 weeks that could have caused such a low loss.
-I didn’t drink nearly enough water. I average about 100-120 oz of water a day. Last week I was lucky if during the day I got in about 20 oz. There wasn’t the opportunity for me to drink as much (or pee as much!) and my intake suffered.
-I had a couple of beers over a few days. Enough said.
So that is that. My body is going to do what it is going to do, but I need to fuel it a little bit better this next week.
Workouts from my last weigh-in include:
Thursday-Bootcamp (I graduated!)
Saturday- Total Body Shred/Treadmill Bootcamp
Monday-5 Mile Challenge
Working out is definitely not my problem. It is all about the nutrition and food choices. Ugh.
Lets move on, shall we?!
This week’s topic that has been turning around in my head is one that is actually quite sweet.
In the past few weeks more people have started to notice my weigh loss. This is both positive and terrifying. I have a hard time accepting praise , but I’m getting better at it. But now I’m encountering something I never thought possible.
Really? Uh. No. Not even close! Obviously closer than I was back in January, but I still have a ways to go.
BUT THANK YOU!
Several friends and co-workers have mentioned my loss. I say thanks and then they say “So you are almost done right?” I take that as my chance to say “I have about 30 more lbs to go.” And then they have said…”OH! You don’t need to lose 30 lbs! You would be too skinny!”
I almost cried the first time someone said that. Partly because it was such a sweet thing to say and partly because I realized how hard these last 30 lbs are going to be. I absolutely have support from my friends, family and BF, but I’m the only one losing this weight. This is not a case of people trying to sabotage me or that are jealous of my success so far. My group is going to love me no matter what, so any type of pressure (for a lack of a better word) to lose this last bit of weight is all going to have to come from me. If I decide to have fried chicken, my friends won’t disown me. If I decide to knock back several beers on a Tuesday night, my BF isn’t going to give me the stink-eye. They love me just the way I am.
But just the way I am is not enough for me. I want to be healthier. I want to be stronger. Lets face it, I also want to be thinner. Sometimes I think it would be helpful if someone did say “Hey, put down that nacho!”, but at the same time I know that I would be mad as hell if they did. Don’t try it folks. Heh. They couldn’t win for trying. This is my adventure. Making poor choices won’t make me a loser in my loved ones eyes, but it also won’t me a loser of weight.
Is this just crazy rambling? Possibly. I just know that I have heard how the last “few” (although 30 lbs is more than a few) are the hardest to lose. The changes that I have seen in not only my weight and body, but my mind are amazing. I love the affects on all aspects of my life because of the weight loss and healthy choices I am making. I want to be EVEN MORE! I’m excited to see what comes in the next few months and I’m working hard to keep a positive, but not cocky, attitude.
Can any of you relate? Am I being a nut about this?!
I hope you guys have a great day! Last night I was off from the gym and tonight is bootcamp. I’m ready! It looks like it is going to be a muddy class.