Weigh-In: Weeks 10 & 11

I could have SWORN I wrote Weigh-In: Week 10 right after it happened. Apparently, I wrote about polygamy instead. So here's another combo post. Week 10 was July 5th, my goal date for my 5% goal and here are the stats:
Original Weight: 312.0 lbs
Today's Weight: 295.6 lbs
Week's Change: -1.4 lbs
Total Loss: -16.4 lbs
HOORAY! I hit my goal right on the nose. I was pretty excited about this. I'd had kind of a rough food week what with the holiday and other things going on. But! I visited a gym that Monday and then joined on the 4th (Shut up, it totally doesn't matter that I haven't gone again since. Joining is half the battle, right?) and managed to get some activity in that week.

But, alas. Even though I did everything right the next week, something apparently caught up with me. Because Week 11 looked like this:
Original Weight: 312.0 lbs
Today's Weight: 296.4 lbs
Week's Change: +0.8 lbs
Total Loss: -15.6 lbs
Again, they don't take away your reward when you gain, which is good because I would be really sad and probably violent. But it's still a bummer because that's more than half of the previous week's loss. Anyway, hopefully this week will look better. I'm mostly behaving myself this week (except for that pizza last night) and I'm planning on heading to the gym tomorrow, if only to get my money's worth out of my monthly membership.

Sometimes, I have to remind myself of exactly how incremental this whole process is. And to tell you the truth, other than a little planning and going to the weekly meeting (well, and the program fee), it's not all that much effort or trouble. If I wasn't doing the program, I would probably be gaining, so it's still all worth it. I just have to remind my instant-gratification-wired brain that this will take time. SO. MUCH. TIME.

But it will be worth it.

1 comment:

  1. Not gaining is always good. I have to keep telling myself that the measly .5 pounds I have lost every week for the last 3 weeks is better than no progress or reverse progress. Anything is better than nothing right? I just wish .5 was more satisfying.