Tuesday, January 13, 2009
"I lost 21 pound without even trying" My sister.
Sunday was my 45th birthday. My dad grilled up some steaks and made a shrimp pasta dish for my birthday dinner and my sisters and our hubbies gathered together to celebrate this momentous day. also on the table could be found baked potatoes, corn on the cob and baked beans. I have no idea why all this crazy food was added when a simple salad would have been great. But there it was. And explains a great deal as to why my family is overweight. Crazy thing is, they know that I am "dieting". Which brings me to the 21 pounds.
My middle sister, Shelley, joyously reported that on her recent visit to the doctor she had lost 14 pounds and at the follow up a week later another 7 pounds making a grand total of 21 pounds and by her estimate in only three weeks. She continued to say that she hadn't done anything to lose it. Of course this is not true. She went to see the doctor because of a nausea problem she had been having through out the holidays which caused her to eat significantly less food,but whatever. At any rate, she is stoked to keep the rally going and I celebrated her news with her and congratulated her and encouraged her to keep going.
Then I shared that I lost 2 pounds this last week. 2 pounds that I was excited about, after all the scale had not moved downward in a month. And my sweet Shelley said why only 2 pounds? Like, that's nothing! I could only respond with I don't know. She decided that "well I do weigh a lot more than you and perhaps you are gaining muscle since you are exercising."
I don't why this bothered me, but finally after dinner I said...you know I am proud of the 2 pounds I've lost and it is 2 pounds I am sure I will never see again.
In conclusion. My weight is not falling off. I am working at changes that affect both my dress size and my health. I am not discouraged. As a matter of fact, I am absolutely encouraged. Dear reader, the scale did not move for a month!! I am still here, still exercising, still drinking lots of water, still monitoring calories and nutritional value of the food that I eat. I am winning. I did not give up but plowed right on through and that beast of a scale admitted defeat.
(At least for this week)