So today’s weigh-in was a bit of a surprise. I only lost 0.3. Which is frustrating because of all of the activity that I’ve been doing. Not to mention the fact that I’ve been tracking each and every morsel that passes through my lips. I stayed within my points and though I did use all 35 WPAs, I also earned 28 APs. (This is less than the 39 APs I thought I would get, but it is more than my weekly goal of at least 25. I hurt my foot on Tuesday night, and while I did a few light activities yesterday, I didn’t get the big push in that I had hoped for).
In spite of a disappointing weight loss, I am keeping the faith, because I know I am losing inches with all of this working out. I can feel it in my clothes, and I can see it in my face – my double chin is getting smaller. Not only that, but I FEEL healthier and more in control. I’m not going to let this stop me, no way. I’ll teach that scale who’s boss and eventually, the numbers will match all this effort I’ve been putting in.
Also, I’m proud of myself for going to the meeting again. That makes 2 weeks in a row. This may seem like the most basic part of WW for most of you, but for me, it’s huge. It’s not that I don’t like the meetings, because I do, and when I go I get a lot out of them. It’s that I hate the idea of “failing” in front of other people. Even though the lady at the reception desk who weighs me in could probably give two figs that my weight loss was so meager, in my mind, I feel judgment. Mostly because I’m judging myself. I always hold myself up to impossible standards, and I think that part of this journey for me is realizing that I can’t always be the best at everything I do. I can put as much effort into something as possible, and I can still not see huge numbers falling off the scale. And I have to learn to be ok with that. Slowly, I think it’s sinking in.
So my goals for the upcoming week:
Keep tracking every bite and sip
Keep moving – get at least 25 APs through a variety of fun activities
Keep the positive attitude
Allow myself to experience the highs and lows of this weight loss journey and know that when I reach my final destination, I’ll be better for having gone through ALL of it.
I also want to make another goal for myself – to go to the WW meeting EVERY week for the rest of the summer. That’s 5 more 9am meetings. (After that, I’m going to change back to the evening meetings, which will be Thursdays at 6:30). Wow, I can’t believe I only have 5 weeks left, time flies. I’m excited to see how much I can accomplish in those 5 weeks. I’m not even going to put a number on it. I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing and know (here’s where the faith comes in) that by the time those 5 weeks are up, I’ll be even healthier (and hopefully lighter) than I am now.
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