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Only 5 pounds...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

One day last week I stepped on the scale and I had lost a solid 5 pounds. Not the kind where you jimmy the scale around to "get" a 5, but a real, true, solid 5. I even waited to step on the scale at the gym. It gave me a 6. But, I go by my home scale, so I count it as a true 5. And, today, 3 days later, I'm still at 5 (maybe 6, but that's with the jimming).

This week, my clothes fit better. I ran longer and stronger. I feel like I can actually do this. It's hard to believe what a mere 5 pounds can do to change your body.

I've lost 5 pounds before, but there is something about this time that is different. Before, I would lose 5, then figure that if I could lose *that much* then I should be able to eat just a little more. So, I'd see how much I could eat and still lose. Well, if I didn't stick to my original plan, I'd stop losing, then start gaining. In the end, I'd gain it all back. I've never really lost more than 5 pounds.

I have 5 more pounds to get me under 200. Thanksgiving is coming up, then Christmas, but that's okay. I already have my plan in place. I'll get through the holidays and I'll lose my weight, 5 pounds at a time.
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