Going from 300+ to 13.1 - Reality Check
Saturday, February 01, 2020
This past month has been interesting. I didn't make the progress I wanted to BUT that doesn't mean that I should ignore the progress that I was able to make.
My weight has stubbornly decided to stabilize at 320ish pounds. Now there are two things here...1) I changed which scale I was using and there is a 4lb difference between the two. The bathroom scale says 318; the Wii Fit says 323.9. 2) I could only choose one. I went with the Wii Fit simply because the data is stored, retrievable, and visually demonstrative of my actual weight trends. After all a pound up or down is still a pound up or down no matter where the initial "center" number was. Looking at it this way, my net loss for the month was about 5 lbs when I was shooting for 12.
Now, that was 7 lbs short of my goal...maddening to be sure. BUT I was also watching the tape measure. 2" off my waist in that same amount of time. I'm not going to be too picky...inches off are inches off no matter where they come from.
My mile has improved, but from 22:38 to 21:45. Not anywhere near where i was in the fall, but better than when I decided to start this journey...that was a 28-ish minute mile.
Learning to think this way. Learning how to perceive the progress instead of the failures...is very hard for me. If I'm going to succeed long term I will need to continue practicing this. Adjusting my program as needed is NOT starting over or giving up...it's progressing. More tracking and more accountability to keep me honest. More positivity to keep me from backsliding into the dark hole I've dug my way out of.
I'm walking right now, but if I keep reaching toward the light of my goal, I will run.