Oh my, I can't believe it's week 6 already... how time flies.
So, I have reflected upon those past few weeks, and to be honest... I'm not happy with my progress, at least weight-wise. Then again, I only have myself to blame for it. Ever since the beginning of BLC, my weight loss has been slowed down through several factors, starting with TOM and involving food weaknesses. Case in point, this week has been less than stellar, marked with indulgences and a binge. It doesn't help that my scale broke down at the beginning of the week and my new one is supposed to be coming tomorrow, so there was no way for me to track my progress for this week. For someone who weighs herself daily (once in the morning and again in the evening), it's been rather bothersome to not know just how I am progressing. You can preach all you want about weighing in only once a week, but for me, the scale keeps me accountable. I am sort of blaming my indulgences on it as well, because without the scale, I have no way of going "Remember yesterday? You really don't want that donut... put it down"; the scale is my willpower booster in a sense. It's especially bothersome given my recent binge, and for all I know, I have gained plenty and have to work toward my 100 pound goal again. I have no way of knowing, and it's awfully annoying.
On the bright side of things, I have lost quite a bit in inches; it has been fairly proportional in that I lost in all areas of my body (except my bust... ugh. I wish I would lose the most there, I hate having a big bust.), mostly in my waist (2 inches) and hips (1.5 inches). In total, I lost 5.5 inches. Not too shabby, if I say so myself. Furthermore, I have noticed my fitness level improving, and my water intake slowly increasing over time. I am planning on further working on these two things for the remainder of the BLC, even if I don't get down to the weight I want to by the end of it. Furthermore, ever since I started BLC I have been considering doing the "couch to 5k" program once it warms up a bit. As such, even if I don't lose, at least I'll come out of it with an increased level of activity.
Now that this week has ended, I can dust myself off, refocus on my goal, and go back to going strong. I might not be the biggest loser, but participating in BLC has been a learning experience, and the lessons I take from it is what really counts in the end.
Here's to the remaining 6 weeks!