January 22, 2012

Week in Review No.3

Weight 173.8

Loss/Gain -.2 lbs.

Truckin' along. Really should have exercised yesterday but didn't. No excuses.

Conditioned response to a .2 loss after a meticulous week of tracking--Are you kidding me? But then I took a step back and thought it through. This is a loss so that is good. This is not a gain so that is really good. I ate right this week and that is good. I did exercise so that is also good. All the indicators point to the fact that no matter what it is, the number on the scale is the result of many, many very good things that are happening. I have to accept that and be satisfied with it. In reality, I'm not reaching a calorie deficit that should result in much more weight lost than that anyway. In other words--I shouldn't be surprised.

The emotion I experienced this morning when I saw the number on the scale was disappointment. And I really think that's okay. Disappointment in and of itself is not a bad thing. It becomes a problem when I allow the disappointment to spill into all areas of my life in a negative way (being short with my family, eating whatever I want because I'm so upset, etc.) Instead, I am choosing to use that emotion in a positive way. If I am hoping for bigger losses every week, which my emotions have indicated that apparently I am, then I definitely need to make some changes. Which I have already been thinking about. Just gotta do it, or be content with fraction of a pound losses every week. Pretty simple. No need to eat my weight in chips today:)

This week I had a pretty big spiritual breakthrough regarding something I had been praying about for a while. It meant having to admit that I was wrong about some things. Never fun but always necessary. A while back I began to pray for humility and let's just say the Lord is definitely answering that prayer far beyond anything I could have ever imagined ;) Jesus is all to me.

This Week's Highlights
  • The way the weigh-in was handled today.
  • Working out with my FP4H buddies. I miss them :(
Next Week's Goals
  • Aim for a lower calorie range(1300-1400) 2-3 days
  • Get my long run in (5 miles)


Chubby McGee said...

I had a rough week, too, when weigh-in came to town and I had worked SOOOOO HARD to get results that the scale didn't want to show. I took a big blow that day.

BUUUUUUUT I picked myself up as quickly as possible and let it go. It's all you can do to never quit.

Hang in there. Don't worry about the .2.

Mom on a mission said...

Congrats on your loss this week:)

Lynn said...

Congrats on the loss! Celebrate the victories you did have this week! Good for you!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the shout out. We miss you too! Keep focusing on the effort and the results will come.

Kyle Gershman said...

Health is mind and spirit as well as body...and you are doing amazing in all three. Some of us work on the body, but ignore the rest and can't claim the same level of success. Bravo to you!