I'm very proud to say that instead of giving up and going back to my old mentality of thinking that I was just meant to be fat, I didn't give up. I tracked my points, went to work out at the gym, and drank so much water. Last week won't be the last time I have a gain on this journey, they are bound to happen, but I need to accept the bad weigh ins and pick myself up and keep on going and commit to doing better.
My stats for the week:
This week's loss = - 4.4 lb
Total loss = - 34.6 lb
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With last week's gain I've only lost .2 pounds in February so I'm not losing weight at the quickest pace, but every pound lost is better than going in the other direction! Right now my weekly average is losing 1.3 pounds a week. This includes a period of about 6 weeks where I gained and lost the same 2 pounds. Many resources say that losing .5lb - 2lb per week is a healthy rate of loss. Some of us lose more or less depending on a variety of factors. The important thing is that we are losing. We are making those healthy changes and becoming the best versions of ourselves!
In the months that I've been trying to finally lose all this weight I've learned that I love broccoli, I can actually do "girly" push-ups, I'm capable of far more exercise than I could have imagined, I can push myself, and I am motivated. In addition to being so close to having a total loss of 35 pounds, I took my measurements this weekend and I've lost 5 inches from my waist. No matter how long this takes, it will be so worth it!
What is one thing you've learned about yourself on your weight loss journey?
This week the weather is supposed to be warming up so I will be resuming my lunch time walks, I will meet with the personal trainer twice, I have preplanned my breakfasts and lunches for the week, and I will be making sure I get on the elliptical more this week!
Week 6 = - 4.4 lbs
Total challenge loss = -7.4 lbs
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