Week 1 down...3.2 lbs lost...and I'm a little ho hum about it all...but I'm not deterred
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I know I should have expected only to lose a pound or two my first week back in the saddle, but being the impatient obsessive compulsive that I am...I wanted more.
And I got more...but it still wasn't enough.
I lost 3.2 pounds this week.
I should be proud...screaming from the rooftops proud.
But I'm just ho hum about it.
I guess the reason is that this is all weight I've lost in the last 18 months and I'm now having to lose it all again...and THEN lose the REST of my excess weight.
But I'm not deterred. I'm still going strong.
I ate healthy all week (except a splurge of tortilla chips with melted cheese and OJ on Friday night). I burned more than the suggested calories for the week. I got to bed on time (mostly). And I drank lots of water (at least 8 cups a day).
I'm about to take my blood pressure today and see if it's improved. I'll hold off until a month has gone by to take my measurements again...but, believe it or not, I can tell a difference already in my waistbands.
So...Week 1 is complete. I'm on to Week 2.
I'm disappointed with myself for not jumping up and down in victory, but I can't be defeated at any level right now. The important thing is to stay focused on staying on track.
The rewards are coming.
Just like the little give in my waistband...I know I'll see small improvements along the way that will build my joy and feeling of accomplishment. For now...I'm just going to celebrate staying on point.