As you know (if you read last week’s weigh in) this week’s weigh in was a little more meaningful than any week previous. I was at a weight that I have not been able to get below in nearly six years…and that was stressing me out.
So, with anticipation and anxiety all welled up inside my body, I stepped onto the scale this morning. What I saw when I looked down both excited and disappointed me – all at the same time. Can you believe that?
I weighed in at 279.6, so the excitement comes from *finally* being below 280. However, the disappointment comes in because I only lost a single pound this week. I worked *so* hard, and I did not eat anything I should not have (or in quantities that I should not have). I can’t help but wonder what went wrong…
So, enough of that negative talk (coming from that horrible peanut gallery I mentioned in another post)… I wore a pair of khaki capris this week (yesterday, as a matter of fact) that I have *never* worn before. I bought them back in the summer of 2009 because I thought they were my size, but they were not. I could not even pull them up past my thighs, which completely depressed me. Yesterday, I grabbed them just to see what would happen… I pulled them all the way up (with ease), buttoned them, zipped them, and then did a little happy dance. They were even a teensy bit baggy in the waist and thighs, which totally shocked me. I consider this a victory.
Also, I mentioned before that I was able to move my bra in to the middle row of hooks a couple weeks back… to add to that, I had to adjust my shoulder straps this week (tighten them) because they were falling off my shoulders. I consider this a victory as well.
Well, there you have it…my successes for the week. Overall, I would say the week was a good one (despite the only-one-pound-loss sadness). I will work hard this week to ensure I continue to see that number dropping each week.
How did your week turn out? When you have an unexpected result, how do you keep yourself motivated and positive?