Losing weight, like investing, is a long-term goal. Some weeks will be better than others. I know this. Still, last week when I stepped on the scale and was up a half a pound instead of down I had a sinking feeling. To be fair, the first week of my Weight Watcher’s experience was unusual. I lost over 4 pounds according to the scale. This week was probably more realistic. I tried to tell myself that I was still down by 3.4 pounds, but I wasn’t gaining much traction with that thinking.
So, on Friday, I had a choice. I could let the slight increase bring me down (interesting that an up is a down here) or I could reinvest in myself and make some positive changes over the weekend. I knew I’d had a few more beers than I should have during the week, and I’d eaten a few extra snacks when I really didn’t need to, and I’d missed the mark on my fruit and veggie intake. I also didn’t get to the gym.
I still didn’t get to the gym over the weekend, but I didn’t need to because I hit the road on my bike and logged 71.72 miles over two days. I limited my beer intake and upped my fruit and veggie intake. I got myself back on track. And I broke a “rule” of weight loss this morning – I weighed myself outside of my designated weigh-in day. Happily, I was down 2 10ths of a pound.
It was good to see that number on the scale. I’m moving in the right direction and I feel great. And that’s what this is all about.