Bummer. Disappointing. Discouraging.
I realize it is only a .3 pound gain from last week. But still. I kept my eating in control, drank plenty of water, kept on the exercise schedule. And drank no beer at all. Geez.
So I did everything right but still gain weight? How does that happen?
The sensible and realistic person in me says that “it’s only .3 pounds … give it a rest … it will be different next week”. But the perfectionist in me says “you’re not doing something right … you loser”.
Wise people have said that losing weight is a slow and steady progress. And this is an example of the slow and steady process. As long as I keep on track I’m certain the scale will say something different next week.
I knew a weight gain would happen soon or later. But, I really didn’t expect it to be “sooner”. I would have wished for a small gain “later”. But, whatever.
So, I’ve been at this effort for a month and I lost 8.2 pounds. My weekly weight loss average is 2.05 pounds, which isn’t too bad. If I continue with losing eight pounds a month, it will take about 6 months to lose all the weight.
To look on the brighter side … this morning my blood pressure was 115/77, which is ‘normal’. And, I haven’t been normal in many years. I’m not normal in other ways either but my doctor will be happy to see a normal blood pressure reading. And, I’m feeling thinner … at least I “think” I feel thinner. My running is progressing. I’m looking forward to future 5K and 10K events. Maybe even a mini marathon.
So, I’ll be happy with a .3 pound gain. At least it’s not a 2.3 pound gain. If you consider that my weight was 153.9 on March 20, 2013 and that my weight on June 25, 2015, which is a 46.8 pound gain over 26 months … I’ll be ok with a .3 pound gain over a week.
As long as next week shows something different … especially a weight loss.
I’ll get back down to 153.9 sometime soon. Obviously I didn’t make any progress on the scale this week but hopefully next week I will have an amazing weight loss to report.
Wishing everyone better success on their weight loss efforts!