I’ve committed myself to doing one of these updates every week and while last week I was excited to get in here and report on my successes, this week was a little different. I sort of begrudgingly started thinking about what I would say and it just didn’t seem fitting to come in here and say…
Well screw it! I’m pissed.
So instead I decided to do what I would tell anyone I care about to do. I stopped. I accepted. I thought it through. I took many moments to breathe. I put it in perspective.
My big goal for those of you who are new here and as a reminder for the rest of you is to reach a certain weight. Nope. Not telling. 🙂
My smaller more attainable goal was to reach a certain weight by my birthday in 48 days.
Most of this goal…both big and small was dependent on losing 2 pounds a week. I’m thinking that may have been unhealthy for someone (ME!) who tends to put too much weight (pun intended) on what the scale says.
So today my friends I will be setting better, healthier, more balanced goals.
First off, after losing 2 pounds a week for the last 2 weeks, I gained a pound this week.
It was a total and utter bummer because I thought I had done better this week. I felt that I was in the swing of things. Finding my groove.
And ya know what? I am.
Any person who has ever tried to lose weight…a little or a lot knows full well that a pound is nothing. It feels like the world both when we lose it and when we find it. But in truth it’s nothing. It’s just a pound. There is a a reason why anyone desperate to lose weight goes pee before weighing in. 😉 You know you do.
I still ate great all week. I still drank more water than everything else combined. I was still mindful of my stress level and sleep. I still did everything right. My groove was grooving.
So let’s talk about my new healthier, more balanced goals.
I’m still going to get to my goal weight. That is still my BIG goal. What I’m changing are my smaller goals. Instead of picking a specific weight to be at by my birthday I’m going to commit to 48 days of getting it right. What does that mean to me?
48 days of drinking my water. 48 days of meditation. 48 days of tracking my food. 48 days of making the best, healthiest, most self supportive and loving choices I can make given any situation. (And yes, that choice/situation may be to have 2 slices of pizza instead of 4) Progress….not perfection!
Years ago while watching The Biggest Loser, one of my favorite contestants said something to effect of ‘If I live a healthy life, make healthy choices day in and day out, put myself in healthy situation and believe that I deserve to be healthy, weight-loss will be a side-effect of that lifestyle.’
I will never forget that. The words may not be exactly the same by the intention is.
I didn’t lose weight this week, but I am one week further away from the unhealthy lifestyle that got me to this point in the first place.
This is a long journey and if I were to let 1 pound throw me off the trail…well than I may as well quit now.
I’m not quitting.
I’ll be consistent. Do my time. Learn. Grow. Build the healthy lifestyle I crave and the weight will come off in time. I can accept that.
Thanks for Reading~