One of my goals of this series is to be completely transparent with you all. And this week, I have a confession. I didn’t lose much weight. But, I have decided (with the help of a co-worker) that I will share an update anyways. You see, I didn’t want to post today because I didn’t lose much weight this past week. But after some much needed encouragement, I realized that it doesn’t matter what the scale says. I still lost weight and that needs to be documented (even if I gained weight, I will document it).
The number on the scale can’t define me. No matter what it says, I can rise above it.
A few factors went into my small weight loss. I currently weigh in on Mondays. I have found that this is a challenge because of the weekend and still wanting to live my life. Living is key to this journey for me, so I don’t want to sell myself short of something because I know a weigh in is coming on Monday. I have since moved my weigh in days to Friday for this reason.
My nephews birthday was on the Sunday before my weigh in day. I came to dinner hungry and ate guacamole, chips and one of my carrot cake cupcakes (he requested these special from Auntie) – along with steak, corn and salad. While this wasn’t terrible, I consumed more salt than I think I realized, which led to a smaller weight loss. And I understand that a loss is still a loss, and I will move on from this, but these are the facts.
I refuse to not have a bite of cake, or that cupcake, or that beer because I am working on losing weight. I still fully believe that you need to live your life despite these things. I indulged this weekend because it was the 4th of July and my nephews birthday. I indulged because I don’t want to or need to deprive myself of the things I love just because I am changing my lifestyle. This is not a diet…it’s definitely a lifestyle and with that comes a few challenges.
Just remember that weight loss might ebb and flow. Go with the flow and take every week in stride.
- Starting Weight on May 31, 2016 – 191 lbs
- Current Weight on July 4, 2016 – 177.8 lbs
- Total Weight Loss: 14.2 lbs
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