Trying to lose weight sucks, right? There are all these great, motivational articles and infomercials with the first-hand accounts of how easy it was on the plan they’re selling. I call bullshit. It’s a new way of life. A way of life that can tax the limits of time and energy in a busy day. Even if it’s a road you’ve traveled before, you have to think before you eat, take the time to plan and prep, and fit in that bloody exercise. It’s a challenge. If somebody tells you it isn’t, then congratulate them on their easy life.
I did my weigh in. The goal was 3lbs. Result? 2.8. Are you m*&^#$ f*&^#@* kidding me? Deep breath. I must focus on the positive. The number is still going down and not up. I did not get the new workout added in until the very end, so when that’s fully incorporated with blood sugars regulated to it, the pace may pick up. And if it doesn’t, that’s still almost 1 & 1/2lbs a week. Totally normal, safe, realistic, healthy, blah, blah, blah. I’m used to losing more than this at first, so this really bites. Staying motivated is harder. But, I am sticking to it.
The new workout. EEW. jumping jacks? Push ups? It’s like she picked all my least favorite exercises on purpose. Because it’s all about me, right? 🙂 I only got to it in this 2 week period a couple of times, so I’ll maybe review it once I’ve been doing it awhile. I will say this: Like I mentioned in Elephant 4, I realized I needed something that was more bang for the buck time-wise. This was supposed to have me sweating pretty good in under 25 minutes, and it does! I also don’t think I’ve missed a day of walking, so I feel awesome about that.
What’s working? My couple of mini treats are still getting me through the day, keeping my calories in line. Also, accepting I can only do what I can, and at least that’s something. One diet mistake, or missed workout because I was doing something with the kids, does not make this a failure. It doesn’t mean I have to throw in the towel, give up, stop trying. It’s not an excuse to have one more piece of chocolate. Or, skip the next days workout. That’s an easy way of thinking when you’re fat, tired, and busy. But, it doesn’t work.
I’m seeing that if weight loss does stay this slow I won’t reach my goal of -20 by my birthday, so I may miss out on my favorite beer reward. I did set my goal a little high, hoping it would be more motivation. Turns out I don’t need more motivation. I need to be more realistic about what’s going on with my body right now. I’m still going to have that as my -20 reward,though. It will taste just as delicious a few weeks later than I had hoped. I will just have to miss it that many more weekends. But, enough of the love notes to my beer. Let’s wind this up.
Goals for the next 2 weeks: Lose 3lbs. Be consistent with new workout.
Total loss: 5.8lbs
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