Iam able. I am strong. I am fierce. I am not a quitter. Repeat.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
So tomorrow is the end of the month. I normally record my weight on the first day of the month - it was my official monthly weigh in day. The first of July I weighed 183.6.
I worked hard this month. The scale has not rewarded my work like I thought it would. However last weekend I did see a 7 on the scale.....yippee!
My original goal when I started this journey was to lose 5 lbs a month until I reached my goal weight. That has happened most months - accept April where I gained a whopping 7+ lbs. So May and part of June I relost some of what I gained in April and a couple lbs more.
Last weekend I was on a long weekend vacation. I did not eat like I normally do. I ate out every day. I ate two meals a day - we had a large breakfast late in the morning and dinner. I have no idea what my actual calorie counts were, but I tried to track and stay somewhat within range - except for that ice cream cone on Sunday and the piece of fudge on Saturday. My workouts were light - I normally have 20,000+ steps. I was running between 8,000 and 15,000.
Mr Scale has been very unkind. The 7 was once again quickly replaced with an 8. I am down from my July 1 weight, but not the 5 lbs I had hoped for. I have one more day before weigh in.
My silly head says don't eat and work out extra hard. I am not doing that. I know that isn't healthy or how it works.
I know the number on the scale is temporary. It WILL change. I just need to do those right things - but dang I don't want to see the numbers I am seeing. Sometimes you just have to suck it up, write the number down and move on.........
Soooooo, I am focusing on the path right in front of me, not looking down the road and becoming fearful. I am just focusing on what I need to do to take the next step towards my goal. I am going to stay within my calorie count, eat more veggies, drink more water AND keep moving. One step at a time.......
I am able. I am strong. I am fierce. I am not a quitter. repeat
I am able. I am strong. I am fierce. I am NOT a quitter. repeat