Saturday morning and I am up so early...just stepped on scale...no movement!
In all honesty, it is a bit disappointing not to see the numbers go down after exercising and eating with nutrition in mind, not eating sugar, white flour, and artificial sweeteners. I drink 8+ glasses of water a day, am getting an average of 7000-10000 steps in a day, and exercising. I am using my FitBit, logging in my food and sleep. I am not sure how to fix my sleep (I am going to bed a bit earlier but it still says I am awake 12-18 times a night!) Although I know, and have written, that success is not only measured by the scale, it is still frustrating doing everything right and that darn number is not moving!
OK , if I am being honest here, I actually do feel better, less sluggish, less bloated, able to go up stairs without major heavy breathing. I have more energy, although when I get home after a long day at work, I am exhausted. I just reeeaaaaallllllyyyyyy want to fit into smaller clothes! I want to wear sleeveless this summer.....haven't done so in 20 years! OK, I get that if it took 20 years to do this to my body, it is going to take some time to get back into healthy shape. Knowing this does not necessarily help...I guess the longest distance isn't the distance 10,000 steps is, but the distance between my brain and my heart.
The thing is, isn't your weight loss supposed to start off great? I mean, if I wasn't exercising, not drinking water, eating junk and sugar, not eating my veggies before, and now I have changed all that, for over a month, shouldn't the weight loss, at least the first month, be really encouraging?
But, ya know, I do feel different. i do find myself being mindful of what I eat, and what I buy at the grocery store. I pass up the donuts at work, and the other day, I actually wasn't interested in them at all....I guess that's a miracle. I just wish the scale would show my effort. Others say keep with it, well I am in it and will stick with it. But, when will that darn scale start moving! I have lost a teeny weeny itsty bitsy bit of inches, but not enough to start getting out the smaller sizes.
So, as I write this, I am thinking about what one piece of advice I would give the person who wrote this...and I guess it would be to not compare myself to how fast or slow others are losing weight, forget what I see on the Biggest Loser, and keep on keeping on. Slow and steady and keep noticing the miracles. Good advice, think I'll take it.