No, I didn’t make it to Lifetime. I did lose weight, .8 pounds, but not enough to be within that range. I was disappointed but not crushed. I will get there, I believe in me. This is a short post because I’m still not up to par. I hope you are well on the journey. Thank you for reading.
When the question was posed, “Do you want to go to the good Carvel?” I immediately said “YES!” in my mind; but instead, I actually said, “You know it’s pretty late, so I don’t think tonight’s a good night for that..” I’m really proud of myself for turning that offer down. Saying no to ice cream tonight may be the thing that helps me when I weigh in on Saturday.
I have a two-pound range that I need to stay within in order to meet my Maintenance goal and get to Lifetime status. I really don’t want to reset my maintenance clock and start over. I think I have to get over my presuppositions about how all of this is supposed to go. If I have to start over, then I do. If I get through this next weigh in within that two-pound window then that’s the way it will go. In the meantime, the important decisions are the choices I’m making day-to-day like skipping dessert and packing healthy foods and making room for activity.
This is not simple, it does take quite a bit of effort. In return for that effort, I am feeling (physically, mentally, and emotionally) fantastic. All I have to do is my (honest to goodness) best, and that is good enough for me.
Today was a hungry day, some days just are, I can’t say why. Maybe it was cool weather, or maybe it’s because I’m a pound away from goal. I do feel good about how I handled it, I made good choices all day long. Also, I am rolling over one point so I’d say that is a victory all things considered.
I took the advice of other members too. When I went food shopping I bought things that are helpful with food prep like cut up fruits and vegetables. I mixed up my menu and made some fall favorites. Tonight we had butternut squash with apples. It was so delicious. I made mashed potatoes with the skins that made prepping dinner go a bit faster too. I am truly grateful for the collective wisdom of my Saturday morning Weight Watchers group.
A year from the month that I started my journey I am officially one pound away from goal. I almost can’t believe it. My message to you is this, power through the challenges. Sometimes you may have a perfect week and not lose an ounce or worse gain! Other weeks you may lose when you were sure you would gain, and you feel like you’re getting away with something. You cannot ever control the scale. When you understand (and believe) this the journey becomes about something greater than the numbers. It sounds so phony, but weight loss has very little to do with the scale. Next week if I don’t lose my pound, it will be ok. It will be ok because I know I eventually will lose it. This is really happening. Amazing.
Here are my results in numbers for the week:
It’s been three weeks that I have (essentially) stayed the same weight. Two weeks ago I didn’t gain or lose weight, last week I gained 1.4 pounds, this week I lost 1.4 pounds. The last time (prior to today) I had a loss on the scale was, August 25th when I lost one pound. I am grateful that this slow patch is coming at a time when I’ve built up so many good habits.
A member of my Saturday morning group made Lifetime today and I am so happy for her. I think her success is something to celebrate because she did it, she made it to Lifetime. Anyone who is on a weight loss journey can understand why this is an amazing accomplishment. She called herself a “habit girl” habits are the thing that got her to goal and lifetime. I also believe that it’s the consistency in my approach and mindset that is enabling me to persevere. I really do believe I can do this, it’s only a matter of time.
I hope you are experiencing success on your weight loss journey. You can do this, and so can I so let’s keep moving forward.