The emportant thing is not what you weight today, or how far you can run, but that you are improving. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds and you lose 2 pounds the 1st week should you get discouraged because you are 48 pounds heavier than you want to be? NO. You say, "Hallelujah, what a great week! and CONTINUE with your plan. :)
I love this book!!!