Thursday, December 20, 2012
I've had some ups and downs this week. After consistent weight loss every week for a month, I gained a pound. I know the score, sometimes building muscle can do this, sometimes this is just what happens some weeks, etc etc etc. It still sucks to see the scale go up after weeks of progress.
So I've been focusing on other positives. Like how I can run faster on the elliptical and I feel less like I'm dying (I still feel a little bit like I'm dying). How I've kept up good habits for four weeks. How my body feels stronger, and strength exercises are easier to do (my limbs only feel like jelly half the time!)
I have also realized that I have to be serious about this process if I want to actually lose the weight. Every time I cheat-don't log my calories or food accurately, sneak extra food, pick unhealthy foods that stick within my range over healthy foods-it shows on the scale and in how my body feels. It's like those times when mom tells you some words of wisdom, but you don't want to listen because you think you can do it your own way. Well, it always comes back to bite you in the butt. The only way to lose weight and be healthy really is to work out, eat healthy, and stay in your ranges. Yes, mom, I heard you!
Keep'n on striving!