Monday, July 20, 2020

Weigh in Results from my recomittment

I have made a complete recommitment to my weight loss journey.  This journey has been long.  It's been crazy with ups and downs.  It's been full of victories and failures.  But through it all, I have ALWAYS wanted to lose the weight and the desire has never left me.  So over the July 4th weekend I decided that it was time to stop thinking about it and get back to losing!  I wrote about my plans and my thoughts on July 6 for the first time and I got to work actually living my plan.

Surprisingly, it wasn't that difficult.  I've done this so many times in the past and for so long that it was more like a 'welcome back old friend' existence when I started to really focus on my efforts. I didn't publish my beginning weight.  I did not want the focus to be on what I regained but rather working with the here I am now and this is what I am doing to correct it!

The Numbers on the Scale

A week ago I wrote about how I was starting to see the results of my changes and that I was feeling empowered with the success that I was having.  Yet, I still did not post any definitive numbers.  I did not post my current weight nor did I post even a number about how much weight I lost.  I just alluded to the success that I was having.

I did this for a few reasons. The first was that I was embarrassed to get to this point of having regained....again.   I wasn't ready to share my true regain until I was well on my way toward regaining control.  I wanted to have a nice success behind me, I wanted to pair my weight gain failure with a weight gain victory.    Yes, I know.....incredibly vain!  But while it may have been vain and prideful, it was what I needed to do for my emotional stability was I first embarked upon this recommittement.

So why didn't I share my numbers last week when I was seeing some success? Quite simply I wanted to get past that first week when the weight is just flying off so easy and get into the true nitty gritty of weight loss.  I wanted to navigate my first weekend successfully...and weekends are tough for me!  My standard mode of operation for the past few years is to lose fantastically during the weekdays and revert back on the weekends and thus show a maintain or maybe if I'm lucky a slight loss. I wanted to get one successful weekend behind me!  

The Weigh in Results

Sooo, how did I do?????  On July 6,  I weighed 248.8 pounds.  As of this morning I weigh 242.4 pounds.  That is a 6.4 pound loss for the 10 days!  I will take it!   I am over the moon happy with what I have lost.  I know that I am on the right track now and that I can continue in this direction!  I have this!!!!!