Monday, August 08, 2011
I've connected the dots and now know that my weight loss is completely tied to my BC cycle. What this means for me is that I lose weight once every four weeks, and at no time in between. Luckily, this week is my weight loss week. Judging by the results I've had the past few months, I will lose two pounds, which averages to 1/2 pound a week. Is that even worth a 'Woo hoo'? At this rate, it will take me at least another 5 months to lose 10 pounds and reach my goal weight. 13 months to lose 35 pounds just seems a little excessive.
I know ... I know ... scales are overrated. I know ... I know ... a loss is still a loss. I know ... I know ... a healthy, forever lifestyle is my ultimate goal. I know ... I know ... slow and steady wins the race.
Even with all that knowledge, I'm starting to feel worn down. I won't stop exercising and I know I'll lose the weight eventually. But I think I need a bit of a break from all this tracking. Next week, I'll be out of cell range and unable to track my food and exercise electronically. I think I've going to use this time to take a short hiatus from my wellness plan. To eat food without checking the calorie count or serving size. Just a little mental vacation to go with the physical vacation I'll be on.