Friday, October 5, 2007

Weigh In Day

I gained this week. 2.1 pounds. Blech. I am mad.

I don't understand this. I had a stressful week, but looking back on my journal, I didn't over eat (or drink). I worked out and earned the most activity points I have earned since I started this thing, and I gained?? It must be bloat. I mean, it has to be.

On the other hand, I am taking measurements tomorrow (no time this morning) and will report back on those. I am feeling much lighter in my clothes, and losing inches. I can feel it. My workouts are also getting easier for me, which means I am improving my fitness level which is what the goal is here.

I want to talk a little bit about small victories. I won't let the scale rule this thing for me. This is a healthy journey that will last a lifetime. I am already 11.3 pounds lighter and that is something to be very proud of. (thanks for the boost this morning honey!) I don't think that we pay enough attention to the small victories that we have over the course of this journey. It could even be that you took a multi-vitamin every day, or you drank all of your water for that day. It can also mean saying "no" to the bagel from Panera that is in the break room right now (I said "no" very sternly to it this morning!). We have to pat ourselves on the back for the small things that are leading us further down this path to a healthy and fit body and mind.

OK, that was my pep talk for the week! Back on track, and not letting that scale rule this thing for me!!


Elizabeth said...

Don't be discouraged. You have come a long way with 11 pounds and you should be very proud of yourself. I can deinitely tell you are making progress. You can do it, and in a couple months I will be joining you. We can motivate each other! I was looking at a pic from my wedding and we both look so thin. We can get back there!!
Love you lots,


Tony said...

You've got the right attitude Em. Things are falling in to place.

Next thing you know you'll step on that scale and be looking at a 3 or 4 pound loss. Things always right size eventually.

anne at said...

11+ pounds is wonderful! I am also trying to think in the way you are - I know a diet is something I will probably eventually break. I'm trying to do things now in a way that loses weight but is *trying really hard not to sound like a total tool here* a lifestyle change.

Amanda said...

Maybe you are gaining muscle! Glad you aren't letting it get you down, you are doing great! More than I would ever do!

katieo said...

OH we ALL have weeks like this! And I agree with tony, you've got a really good perspective. I just thought I'd through thisout there too, Carolyn did a great post last week on the scale.