23 April 2007

Oh what a night....

Okay, I've done that song before but it's Monday night and I have zero brain power left.

So I had a huge victory today!! I stepped on the scale for the first time in 2 weeks and I was down 2.5 lbs. Now, that may not sound like a lot but it's huge. It means my program of weights, intervals, clean eating, and no sugar is working. I fully anticipate that the scale will continue to go down now that I've begun the downward trend. I will not be stepping on the scale for at least a week, maybe longer.

It's funny how it goes. At one time weighing myself everyday worked for me. It kept me honest and kept me on track. It also taught me how my weight fluctuates, sometimes wildly, for no apparent reason. By weighing myself every day I learned not to let the number on the scale rule me.

But then one day it stopped working. One day the numbers started getting to me again. I started to get frustrated and angry that it wasn't going my way. So I stopped.

This whole weight loss thing can be so hard because it's constantly changing. One day I've got the perfect menu and my eating is super clean. The next day I can't face another carrot or I'm going to be sick. Oh well, I guess as long as your open to what works and what doesn't, and don't get stuck in the mindset, 'well, that worked before it will work again.' Not necessarily.

Okay, 'nuff said. Heros is back :)


Ellie Hamilton said...

This happens to me all the time. It works for a few days and then stops. Maybe because I "work" it for a few days and then stop. I call it ADD. What I should really call it is not sticking to a plan. I get so tired of the plan :-( What worked before is old now!

Dr. Iron TriFeist :) said...

Congratulations on losing 2.5 lbs. Weight loss is so tedious and so personal, I'm glad you've found something that's working for you!

angelfish24 said...

Way to go on the wt loss! The scale is bothering me at the moment as if I see it inch up and up I just get more down.
I need to ban the sugar from my diet it is making things so much harder and the cravings are bad.
Hope you have a great week.


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