Monday, April 20, 2020

Weigh in....or not

How did I fail to write my weekly weigh in blog and get it posted when I needed it to be posted?   Apparently I forgot Friday’s post also!  But no fears, I have some stuff floating around in my head for the post that I didn’t will get out here eventually!!!

Let me not beat around the bush.  I maintained last week!   I didn’t lose.  But even more importantly, I didn’t gain!  That maintain is HUGE!   Why? I have been on a gaining spiral since our world went topsy turvy!    So stopping that bad spiral is a huge victory!!!

Even more?  I had a huge non scale victory!  You see, we took our first mountain bike ride!  And while I didn’t actually ‘nail it’, I didn’t die!   I also didn’t cry! And yes I have cried on the trail on more than one occasion!  I also did not have to stop on any incline!  I pedaled my way through the trails that we hit without letting up!  Sure, I was slow....but I did it!

We even got in a hike and a lot of walks throughout the week!

A victory like that bike ride was and is huge for me!  I needed to see a little success!  I needed something in this weight loss journey to be positive.   I won’t say it was the kick in the butt that I needed, but it was much needed to take away that huge feeling of failure that I had been dealing with!

So that is where I am at.  I’m still struggling a bit with my eating.  But I’m still here and not giving up.  I have my good moments and I have my bad is just my addiction and it’s...well it’s hard!   But I’m working on it!  That in itself is a victory!!!


Anonymous said...

I’m right there with you. I maintained this past week as well. I was really working toward a loss however that did not work out. I know I just need to get more focused about losing weight and getting healthy. I also worry too much. We can’t waste too much time worrying about the things that we cannot change. We need to work on how we react to them. I am not giving up. I’m just going to get more determined.

Paula C

Iowabovine said...

You are certainly NOT a failure!! ...awesome job!

MaryFran said...

You are so right! It’s how we react to things that make or break us...NOT the situation itself! Luckily I came to that conclusion in regards to the stress and worry of everything and Jason being unemployed for the duration. The chest pains and worry was killing me!!! Luckily literally once I said ‘no more...I can’t change it so why worry’ the chest pains disappeared for the most part!

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