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Turning a Corner!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

So I've been practicing this "weigh in only once a week" thing for a little while now. Today was my weekly weigh-in, and GASP! I gained a half a pound. I thought about how this was my first week where I stayed at the lower end of my allowed calories everyday, how I weigh everything I eat down to the gram, how I've been drinking my water and getting enough sleep... and how is this week going to be the week where I'm not only stagnant in my weight loss but actually gaining weight?

I've been playing this weight loss gain for a good chunk of my life, probably since I was in my early teens. If this had happened during any of my prior attempts at losing weight, you would've saw me hanging out with Ben and Jerry shortly after that sad weigh-in. However, I didn't really get that urge this time. Sure, I felt disappointed but as I sat on my bed and thought about everything I did this last week, I know I probably didn't do EVERYTHING I could've done. For instance, I didn't work out at all this week. emoticon Whoops.

Even if I had done everything to perfection, I still feel like this journey is about more than the week-to-week weigh ins this time. I feel better, and my clothes fit better. At this point, I've been too lazy to pull out the tape measure and actually start keeping track of my progress that way, but I'm sure that would be a helpful piece of information for me as well.

Instead of reaching for the frozen goodness this morning (and there is a pint of it in my freezer, so I very well could have!), I popped in a workout DVD and put my focus on that. There's only so much I can control. I will fix the areas where I'm not giving 100% and when it's all said and done, I'll be content in knowing that I did the best I could. I might try to work in a portion of that Coffee Heath Bar Crunch into my calorie allotment at some point this week as well too. It is about moderation, after all. emoticon
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