Truth is...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I'm not surprised I didn't lose weight this past week. Disappointed, of course. It's always nice to step on the scale and see a difference. But last week I lost 2.5lbs that I did not earn. Those were sickness pounds from being ill and lacking energy for over a week. Maintaining rather than gaining that weight back, in truth, is a victory.

On the other hand, I've been in the 170s for quite a few weeks now and am really ready for that 7 to go down to a 6! It hasn't even fluctuated down to 169.5 even once! I know this isn't an official plateau. My effort wasn't as great while the kids were home over winter break. Then the weather went insane for a few weeks and that morning walk is vital to getting me motivated for the day! Then I got sick and lost a couple of weeks there. But I'm back to kicking ass now!

I know I might not make my goal weight by my goal date. I originally set my goal to be 140lbs by May 24. That's 30lbs in 14-15 weeks. Although, doable that is 2-3lbs per week every week, no more bad weeks. So I'm going to be forgiving of myself on this. Yes, that is still my goal and I will still push for it and that 140lbs is still where I will end up; however, I will be happy so long as my weight is below 155lbs by May 24. 155lbs is the dividing line between "healthy BMI" and "overweight BMI" for my height. As much as I want to reach that 140 mark, my true goal here is health and that is so much more important than the number on the scale.
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    It's good that you're giving yourself some leeway. Trying to push yourself too hard can actually cause stress, which can slow or even prevent weight loss. Keep believing that you can meet your goal, because you've been doing great and it is within your reach!
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