#452: One Streak Ends, Another Begins

Friday, January 28, 2011

My weight loss streak ended today.

But I am not deterred. I am more determined to lose the 1.2 pounds I gained this past week plus the one pound I advocate we aim for at a time.

For 17 consecutive weeks my weight went down, sometimes less than a pound, sometimes more than two pounds. Still, since 9/16/10 I am down 39.2 pounds. In 4 1/2 months. I'm happy with that. Wouldn't you be?

I knew I hadn't been drinking much water this week. Just didn't want it. I think that had a lot to do with the gain. Can't blame it on that time of the month. And wouldn't want to, thank you very much. No way I want to go through what ladies go through.

So, the short and sweet lesson of this past week is:

* I'm still down more than more than 61% toward my goal weight.
* I have a weekly weight loss record of 17-1, a winning record in any activity.
* I already have had nine glasses of water today.
* I have already exercised.
* I am below today's minimum for calories and not hungry.
* I am re-focused, determined and positive next Friday will begin a new winning streak.

My goal weight is within sight and I WILL grab the brass ring. Because I am a winner.

I CAN do this!

I WILL do this.

Wait and see. emoticon
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I like you persistent attitude. It will carry you far as you begin your next streak. I know you can do it. You have already proved that. Hugs from J
    3716 days ago
    Yes, you ARE a winner, every day you fight the good fight for health! emoticon Stay the course and those remaining "bowling balls" will be HISTORY! emoticon
    3732 days ago
    That time of the month is funny. Good luck to you with the weight loss! You are doing good!

    Wendy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3732 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    That brass ring is YOURS for the taking!! There is no doubt in my mind that you WILL reach that goal! I'm waiting, and can't wait to see! emoticon emoticon
    3733 days ago
    emoticon streak! Well done, now to the next one! emoticon
    3733 days ago
    We all have that time of the month. Some of us just have that month of the year where we don't lose! You have made tremendous progress and that is what you need to focus on. See yourself continuing your good downhill slide. Sometimes too muscle gain will cause us to put on weight. Don't give up, you know we are here for you!
    3733 days ago
    emoticon Your positive attitude is much of what got me through the past two weeks. When I've been in a really dark place I have thought to myself... now how would Lou turn this around.... so instead of "why is it that everytime I have a little bit of money something goes wrong with the van & I have to spend it all.... I have focused on..... isn't it a BLESSING that when things went really wrong with the van, I've got a little bit of money to take care of things!!! YOU INSPIRE ME! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your new streak will take you even closer to your goals.. I'm cheering for you all the way! Love, Dawn emoticon
    3733 days ago
    Your and inspiration, I have three losses and a gain. So this week is a new beginning to your end result. You did AWESOME!!! I smiled when I read about the time of month....funny we ladies blame that on so much...but we do get away with it.
    3733 days ago
    You've done great so far, Lou. You will be back on your losing streak next week...Keep Sparking! emoticon
    3733 days ago
    Great attitude, Lou. Do the footwork and leave the results to God!
    3734 days ago
    I got my pompoms and I'm cheering you on. My money's on YOU! emoticon
    3734 days ago
    Lou, I have no doubt you'll do this! That is a lot of weight in just a few months, but you've done it in just the BEST way! The way you've done it is the way that is more than likely to KEEP it that way! The healthy way!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3734 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/28/2011 9:39:45 PM
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Actually, my theory is, you have a gain just before a BIG LOSS.


    It can still be water weight.

    3734 days ago
    Wow, such determination. You go get em. Keep the up spirits, identify what may have went wrong and re focus. you got this in the bag. I hope I can be that motivated in 4 months. Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration to all. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3734 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.