Need to follow my own advice
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I hate to be negative, BUT I am frustrated after losing only 1 pound in my second week. Yes, I know I probably lost inches. Yes, I know the body adjusts during week 2. I know all of this, but it's still depressing to see the number drop only 1 pound (actually 0.8 if you want to be exact). I have not slipped a single time with my diet and I am still doing my boot camp style workouts 4x week.
My husband lost only 2 pounds during this time frame and just said to me this morning, "I don't know why I am bothering! This is ridiculous! For 2 pounds I gave up having a beer with football last weekend?!" Of course, I gave him a pep talk about losing inches, 2 lbs is still progress, body is adjusting, plateaus, blah blah blah. Sitting here doing my SparkStuff, I realize that setbacks like this is when people typically throw up their hands and walk away. It's when "I" throw up my hands and walk away frustrated.
I can't do that this time. I just can't. These things take time and I have to stop whining and pull it together. Now. I can't afford to walk away this time.