Weigh in week 3 – how did it go?
I woke up this on weigh-in day in a panic. I overslept.
It may sound crazy but I like to weigh-in under strict circumstances. I want to weigh-in at the same time, the same moment, and wear the same thing. Is this normal? I don’t know…maybe, maybe not. It’s just what I do. For now, it works. In any case, I woke up at 7 but I wanted to weigh-in at 5 because that will be my normal time for the next 10 months.
All I can think of what will happen next week when I have no choice but to weigh in at 5?
I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Here are this week’s results:
Yay! I am very excited…another week, another loss. I am right where I think I should be. I guess that is what I am supposed to say. It is not necessarily how I feel.
Logically, I do understand that I won’t always have a loss. I also understand I do understand that it won’t always be like this. Weight loss is not very linear. It’s not a straight path down. In this process of losing weight, there will be many losses with some gains and some plateaus.
Still Battling Negative Talk – That Voice in My Head
I’ve gotta be honest though. When I step on the scale, I am still dreaming of some big number that will magically appear. When I look at the number on the scale, I am slightly disappointed. I feel like I’ve worked so hard this week and this is all I have to show for it? After about 10 seconds of that, I slowly start to smile. I realize three things:
- the number went down and I did not gain
- every step in this process is making me stronger.
- it didn’t take 3 weeks for me to get to this weight and it surely won’t some off in that time.
I know, in time I won’t feel this way but for now, this is where I am. Slowly I am making progress in my mind set. Part of the reason I keep posting my weigh-ins is so I will have something to look back on if I when I do have a gain or a week where I stay the same. I want to remember what I was thinking and how I was feeling at the time.
Next week, I return to work. It would be interesting to see how I fare being on a different schedule. I believe that with preparation, I should be fine. I plan to meal prep and organize my gym clothes so there will be no excuses. I will let you know how it goes.
This Week’s Message:
I went to park with my kids and some friends. This is not usually a big deal because I’m often at the park. What I realized yesterday, is because I am working out, I can really participate in activities at the park. Usually, I take my son to the park for about an hour and during that hour, I’m sitting on the bench most of the time while he plays. This time, I was able to actually play with him and not feel like I am going to pass out. I was running and kicking a ball with him with ease.
Had it not been for beginning a workout regimen, this would not have happened.
For this, I am grateful.
Leave a comment below to let me know how you prepare for a change in your routine or tell me something you did that made you feel good.