- I am overweight..no secret, duh!, so that is going to impact me losing weight a little bit faster. I know though that when I get closer to my goal weight that it will slow down.
- In the past 10 weeks since I have started this new lifestyle...there have been 4 weeks where I have actually gained weight. Nothing crazy but sometimes life happens or you go through a week of craving nothing but chocolate. (tell me I'm not that only one who does that!) That was me 2 weeks ago! It was nutso!
- On average over the past 10 weeks I have averaged losing 1.66lbs per week. See! That's normal and right what I should be doing! So even though I may have dropped 4.6lbs this past week, prior to this past week, I had gained a 1 pound over those 2 weeks prior. Frustrating...let me tell ya!
- I just keep going no matter what! I don't get frustrated when I don't see the scale go down, I know what I have to do and I just need to make it happen. It took me 11 years to get to the weight that I am, it is not going to come off in a short period of time! Major bummer it doesn't work out like that! I only take 1 week at a time. Can I be good for 1 week...definitely. If I slack 1 day is it gonna break me...no way! I just gotta start over the next day.
It's all about 1 meal, 1 snack, 1 day, 1 week away from our goals! I may not be able to think right away about doing something for a month or a year...but I can definitely do it for a week!
It's all about being realistic!
On to bigger and better news!
This Thursday I have signed up for first ever 5k race. I am so mixed with emotions about this. I'm so excited that I want to scream and/or hide in a hole and yell at myself "what were you thinkin!?!?!" Will I be able to run the entire 3.2 miles...I'm gonna say noooo. However...will I run the majority of it...YOU BET YOUR BIG BOOTIE I WILL!
|I'm gonna guess I'm going to look more like the 1st duck in this picture!!|
My BFF and I will be running this together, she's the one who I have been "reporting" to for the past 10 weeks and have been my accountability partner (which I highly recommend doing)! This is going to be a total fun run, see what the heck we are capable of...AND...best part...GET A TSHIRT!!!!!!! lol I'm all about getting tshirts from all over...so it will be a HUGE high-light of the night when I get that thing and can wear it the next day showing it off! WHOOHOO!
Should be a lot of fun considering its a night run so it'll be cooler...sweeeet!
Goal for tonight? Head out with Miss H and get a good run in at the park...I'd LOOOVE to see 2 miles! Last night I got a quick 1 mile run in and it felt AMAZING!
How do you keep yourself from getting discouraged with your weight loss?