I lost a 1 pound this week.
One measly little pound. Sigh.
After my 6 lbs weight loss of last week, getting on the scale this morning and seeing only a 1lb loss I was pretty disappointing.
I was really hoping for close to 3lbs so I could be in wonderland.
I was already seeing what I would be writing on my post to announce this wonderful news to all my spark friends.
But,alas, it was not meant to be.
I was kind of frustrated because I had been "good" all week.
I knew I had some pedaling to do not to spiral down into a poor me attitude and end up bingeing and THEN I would know disappointment!!!
So the first order of the day was to change my mindset and eat what I had planned to eat-blueberry pancakes.
I did my batch and shared it with my mom and husband,but what I really wanted to do was to eat the whole thing by myself,because after all,what's the point in tracking if the weight is not going to come off right???
I ate breakfast, had my coffee and thought about that one pound.
What does it really mean?
Well, it means that I LOST one pound instead of gaining it like had been happening in November/December.
It means that at that rate, I will be at goal by next December with a 100 lbs lost.
It means another 2 losses like that will put me in onederland.
It might not happen as fast as I would like it too,but if I don't give up, it will happen.
It means that i'm not as young as I used to be and I don't lose as fast as I used to lose.
Ouch-that one stings!!!
My sparkfriends really helped me with this also,because I thought about all the success stories where people lost a lot (or less) of weight 1/2 lbs at a time and they did not give up.
And I thought about all the people I encouraged when they felt they had not lost enough and I actually encouraged myself!
I am also on a journey of living without bingeing and I was very successful with that this week.
If I look at it in the long term,losing slowly is my best bet for keeping it off forever,so I really have to stop complaining and enjoy the ride.
I really have to pray for more patience is what I have to do!
So now I'm getting ready to go to zumba and looking forward to a relaxing and productive day at home.
Have a nice day!
Zumba ,zumba how I love ya!