Was it this hard last time?
Monday, April 21, 2014
I don't remember it being this hard to lose a few pounds! When I started my weight loss journey nearly two years ago, I had the eye of the tiger. Everything was about healthy living. I lost 2 lbs a week consistently for 16 weeks and then it would hit or miss but I managed to get off 55 lbs. This past week I had a MINISCULE goal. A goal so small, it shouldn't even be called a goal. I just wanted to lose 0.2 lbs. I gained 0.6. What in the SAM HELL? I worked out 4 days last week and ate sensibly. My water intake was CRAZY. I don't have quite the eye of the tiger but I have been trying. Today my pants are dissecting my gutt, they are so tight. And I didn't eat much on Easter. Actually yesterday, I was at my mom's house and I wanted to change out of my church dress. My brother and his kids live with her. I asked my mom if she had a pair of scrubs I could wear (she is a nurse). My brother offered to grab me something to change into.
Let me explain the body compositions of these folks. At one point last summer, my mom and I wore the same size and my upper body was actually smaller than hers. Not so much after an 18 pound gain. My nephew is a long and lanky 17 year old and my brother is much bigger than me. I was kind of nervous about what my brother was going to give me to wear. Well he brought me up one of my nephew's t-shirts and a pair of my mom's scrub pants. The shirt was huge on me, which isn't much of a victory because my nephew is a little goth and tends to wears his shirts big. Surprisingly, I fit my mom's scrub pants. While they were snug in the thighs, they had room in the waist, butt and legs. In that moment, I felt relieved that I am getting on top of my weight gain before it gets to the point that I am embarassed by situations like this.