Another weigh-in day is here, and I didn't hit near the amount I wanted to lose this week.
I guess it's a good thing that I'm focusing on the fact that I lost some weight, rather than focusing on not hitting the number I wanted to see. Which isn't the end of the world. I know that some weeks will be slower than others, and as long as the number continues to keep going down each time I step on it, I'll be happy.
Last week, I weighed 248.4lbs.
I really wanted to try and hit 245lbs this week, so that I'd hit the 20lbs lost milestone. That would have meant losing 3.4lbs. Which is a pretty tall order.
I didn't make that goal.
I did, however, see 246.6lbs.
That's a loss of 1.8lbs since last week. Not super outstanding, but still a pretty good loss for a week. I keep getting told that I should be losing about 2lbs a week...so that lines up with that expectation anyway.
That 20lbs milestone is so close I can taste it.
I can't wait for it to happen, especially since it's been less than 2 months since really buckling down and giving weight loss another try. I think a loss of 18.4lbs in six and a half weeks is outstanding. That's an average of 3lbs a week so far...and that's a mighty good average.
I feel good. I've started noticing changes in the way I look. I have more energy and focus. All in all, my weight loss progress is going very well...and there's nothing really to complain about.
I feel like I have a much better handle on my eating, and even though it's still not 100% healthy all of the time, I feel like how I'm eating is manageable and sustainable for the long time. In fact, I think the longer I go in between each unhealthy food item, the more I convince myself that I'd rather stay clear from it anyhow.
Good eating doesn't have to be from a certain plan or from eliminating certain foods. It REALLY is about quantity versus quality. It's knowing that I can eat more of the good stuff, and less of the bad stuff. If I have some sugar, it's not the end of the world...but too much is. If I eat something that's fried, my body will resent me and I leave myself wondering if it was even worth it.
I think that, over time, I'll be able to figure out that I'm better off just sticking to healthy food. But, I also love the fact that even though unhealthy stuff hasn't been completely eliminated from my diet, I haven't gone all nutso crazy on binging or overeating, either. OK, so I've eaten meals that have way too many calories in one sitting...but it hasn't lead to an unstoppable, out of control, spiral effect either. It's happened a couple of times in six weeks. Compared to the fact that I ate pretty much that way each and every day before, it's pretty darned good progress.
Still struggling with the exercise aspect. And my allergies are at the end of that excuse, right now. Yes, it's still an excuse...but when I spend about 70% of my day sneezing and blowing my nose...it becomes very difficult to get too out of breath, because I'm already struggling with breathing in the first place because of a stopped up nose.
It will come.
I dreamt last night about doing another 5K. It's something I really want to start doing again. And I will...eventually.
Right now, though, I'm going to bask in the fact that I'm only 1.6lbs away from my 20lbs milestone, and focus on kicking that number away this next coming week.
If I hit my milestone next week, there'll be pictures to show my progress.
Till next time!