Am I shocked? No! This is pretty typical. I will bounce up and down on the 170s/160s border for a few weeks, I'm sure. There were plenty of challenges last week as we were trapped inside for 4 days straight! I did good for the first 3 days but the last day I started to slack off. Then we had a Super-Bowl/Birthday party on Sunday and I made the decision to eat whatever I wanted. I don't really have any strong feelings one way or the other about the decision. I would probably still weigh 169.6 this week if I hadn't done that but it's not worth beating myself up over.
Even though I brought this gain on myself, I have been thinking about the weigh-ins where we do everything we can and still--no loss. That's tough. When you try so hard and at the end of the week there is nothing on the scale to show for it, that can be a devastating and debilitating feeling. The quicker you can get past it, the better.
I've been at this for over a year now and the weeks I stayed the same or gained probably out-number the weeks I've lost. I'd venture to say that is the norm.I think I have finally gotten used to the feeling you get when you don't lose. I can finally say that. Since I am committed to a lifetime of eating this way, it seems kind of silly to get mad about one week's weigh-in anymore. It's about Persistence--NOT Perfection!
It can be a roller coaster, no doubt about it. As long as I am moving forward (mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually)though, I am happy to just sit back and enjoy the ride.
NSV's for the week:
- I committed to run a half-marathon in May!!!
- Learning so much about the GRACE of God in my Bible study.
- Focused on renewal of my mind--memorized 5 verses of scripture, becoming ever-dependent on my time in The Word.
- Got to see my FP4H girls last night even though bad weather tried to keep us from meeting.