Losing oh so slowly.... Month 8
Saturday, September 12, 2009
This week marks the end of month 8 for me on SP. Here are my stats:
Week 32: GAIN!! 1.6 lbs
Month 8 Total: - 4
Total Loss: - 35.8
Month 8 / Total
Waist: 0 / - 6
Hips: - 1.5 / - 4
Neck: 0 / - 1
Arm: - 0.5 / - 1
Thigh: 0 / - 1
Body Fat: 41.5%
Down 0.3% for Month
Okay, so I did really good all week except for one day in which I did HORRIBLE. That one day screwed up my whole week's averages. I kicked butt at the gym though and had an averaged daily intake of around 1420 calories. However, I GAINED this week!!!
Last week I lost about 4 pounds and was soooooo happy. I felt like I was making progress, and that all my hard work was paying off and I was getting excited to be so close to being under 200. Then... swoosh... out the door and onto my ass!!
I was so upset this morning that I couldn't write my blog. I wanted to just quit and go to some all-you-can-eat buffet and BINGE. Luckily, if you want to call it that, this is how the first 4 months of my weight loss went, so I was able to talk myself down. I HATE losing a lot one week and then none or gaining the next. It just makes this journey feel random and like an out of control roller coaster.
I reviewed all my numbers and the bottom line is that I am losing weight - just very, very slowly. I have to remind myself that progress is progress, no matter how slow. Overall, I am down for the month - not nearly as much as I wanted (or think I should be), but down nevertheless.
I still can't see any difference in the mirror, which is another thing that is frustrating me. I am trying to be patient and am crossing my fingers that I'll see a difference when I cross the 200 mark. We shall see....
And so it ends.... another week of the Battle of the Karebear! (dramatic music fades out)