So, I blogged all last week about what a great week I was having. All of the goals that I set for myself, mostly through the Hot 100 Challenge were being met. I really stepped up with working out, drinking my water, reaching size 16 (kinda), increasing my toning, etc. I was really excited about what the scale was going to show and even more excited that I would be able to sign up for an actual ZUMBA class by reaching 50 left to lose.
Are we seeing where this is going? I got on the scale Sunday and hadn't dropped a pound! Not one pound. I even waiting to do my official weigh in for Monday and it was only .4 down. Ahhhhhhh! Needless to say, I was disappointed and confused about how a great week could end in such a way. Of course my first thought was those evil, awful, pitiful protein bars. But I knew that this could not be the problem. Well, I went through my whole week, mentally, because one of the things that I haven't been doing (and I have to get off my ass and just get it done) has been my food journaling. I still don't know what happened last week.
Other times when I have not lost or not lost my goal of at least 3 pounds, I've received feedback from others about how hard I was being on myself. Let me explain something. I have a goal. My goal is to lost 175 pounds in a year. It's ambitious, yes, but I know myself. I know that I can't focus on the losing forever...let's just call it weight loss ADD. And now that I set the goal, I feel like reaching the goal is almost as important as losing the weight. That might sound weird, like I'm not focused on being healthy and developing and maintaining this as a lifestyle. But, like I said before, I know me. One of my flaws is follow through. I start a lot of great things: there's a baby blanket waiting to be crocheted right by my bed, there are a couple of stories waiting to be told by my pen, there is a bathroom and hallway waiting for redecorating and the list goes on. This will be something that I complete, finally. Hell, its been on my to do list for like 15-20 years.
OK, so I had a couple of days where I just needed a break from the blogosphere. I haven't written or read blogs since Sunday I guess. But I'm back now and I'm doing well this week (again). And, the scale is moving.
What did I miss while I was gone?