Some weeks are like that. but I feel confident and happy. I am down 82.2 pounds and I am in control and have the freedom to eat what I want and still get to goal. I went to the movies tonight and snacked on cucumbers, a Mini Babybell cheese, 1/3 cup of pistachios and 1/2 of a York Peppermint Patty. It might sound weird… but it works for me. I didn’t eat any of the movie popcorn but that’s ok because I didn’t miss it. Later went to dinner and I ate two tacos from Del Fuego and they were so delicious. I’m scheduled for spin class tomorrow morning and I’m really looking forward to going. This is the whole point, changing my lifestyle to a healthier one.
I’m thinking about how much my perspective on this process has changed. Not long ago the .6 gain would’ve sent me into a tailspin. My thought process would’ve gone something like this, “I did put in a lot of effort this week, and not getting rewarded on the scale feels like a rip-off.” Acknowledging my emotions is an important part of this; however, this week I didn’t feel or think that “old” way at all. I’m just so grateful for where I’m at right now. Right now I feel amazing.
Weight loss is a personal journey. No one can make this happen for me; it begins and ends with my resolve to make a change. The truth is I’m alone in my kitchen and no one would see if I had an extra sip of something or few more pieces of that, or if I say, I’ll just have a little taste. My choices are just either helpful or not helpful. I have to cradle my ultimate goal and keep honing my healthy habits. It’s not glamorous but that is the reason I’ve been successful. I need to say this, again and again, I am making am making it happen. and that feels so good. I have a lot to be grateful for too. The community of friends that I learn with each week during my Saturday morning Weight Watcher meeting. My family, especially my sister, all encourage and inspire. Just knowing they are there for me helps.
My Week In Review:
It is the night before weigh-in and I’m thinking about my week. I stayed within my points range every day except one. This is great news because it has been a busy and stressful week. I met my activity goal for the week and that makes me feel happy. I did go to spin today at 5:15 am and I feel really good about that too. So I am feeling confident on this, my 300th day of daily reflection, and commitment to getting to goal. I’m not there yet but it’s coming one day soon.