WOW guys, 225 of you weighed in with me last Wednesday and I wonder how many lurkers are doing it on their own.
This. Is. AWESOME.
And SO inspiring. Have you guys looked at the comments? Just reading through and seeing everyone’s highest weight compared to their current weight made me happy. Of course we’re all in different stages of weight loss, all with different goals, different challenges and different approaches but it doesn’t matter. We’re all in this together.
So I thought I’d react to some of the comments from last week. A few stuck out for me. I’m sorry I can’t reply to everyone. Time and my simple comment functionality are pretty limited (at the moment.)
Anyway, here we go…
… Need to watch on the sodium, feel bloated. Why can’t I be an exercise rah rah girl?
My response: You don’t have to be. If you force it you’ll only resent is and the change will never stick. Find something that keeps you moving that you DO enjoy. And drink more water! That will help with the bloat immensly!!
This week down 2.7! I’m beyond excited to finally feel in control of my eating & exercising – could this really be it? I hope & pray it is!!!
My response: Don’t hope and pray… COMMIT! You got this!
I maintained this week. It is frustrating because I worked extra hard at the gym and ate clean all week.
I need to remember that I will not lost every week. I need to look at the whole picture. I have lost 10 pounds this summer. I am headed in the right direction in my journey. It is just going to take a little longer to get there.
My response: So many of you had such good attitudes in the weigh in but I wanted to share Sherrie’s. It’s ok to feel frustrated but taking a deep breath, acknowledging what you have accomplished, and moving on is the best approach. It’s only when you throw your hands up and walk away that you fail.
Maybe we could include age in our stats for those that wish to reveal? Roni, do you think it could provide additional incite?
My response: YES! Why not?! If people are willing to share I think that’s a great idea.
Why not focus on measurements as well though? I’m down two inches around my belly (well.. got off track a little. NOW probably one inch) from where I was a month ago. THE SCALE HAS NOT CHANGED. May be it is me, but I get so discouraged if I weigh myself weekly!!!
My Response: Then DON’T! You only know what will and will not motivate you. If the scale is too much for you face right now than feel free to post measurements. Why not?
For me, the becoming callous to the scale is what helped me get over it. Like my age, it’s only a number. I refuse to give it any more power than that. So here goes…
H: 5′ 8”
Down a pound. Feel really good about juggling my trip to DC and my crazy week of working at home with the kids. (which isn’t over yet!)
Remember, post your weigh in below and everything is optional. Share what makes you comfortable.
If you are down, congrats and keep the momentum going.
If you are up, NO BIG DEAL. You aren’t in this for the short term scale reading. You are in this for life. The scale is just one tool that measure one byproduct of your healthier lifestyle. Nothing more. Be honest with yourself and MOVE ON.
If you ONLY lost 1 pound like me. *slap* Did you feel that? That was me virtually slapping the only out of your vocabulary. Read this and OWN IT!