Today's Weight: 193.0
Loss/Gain: +1.5 lb.
Total Loss So Far: -38 lbs.
TOM arrived yesterday, earlier than I expected, so I'm sure this is what caused the gain. I'm trying to keep my chin up about it. The main vex is that because of my one really "bad" week I now have only shown a net loss of 1.5 pounds this month. I always expect the gain during TOM, but that 4 pound gain really threw everything for me this month. *sigh*
As I finished up my jog today I wanted to cry thinking about this less-than-stellar month of loss, but then I reminded myself what I was doing. I was jogging steadily along for 30 minutes and getting faster each week. I was wearing a size I haven't worn in years. And I am not giving up on losing weight for the first time in years.
So, I cheered myself right back up. Plus, I decided that I need to observe this month, learn from it, but I'm not allowed to have this look-how-bad-you-did conversation while I'm in this state of mind that often comes prior to and at the beginning of TOM. :)
I will keep going. I will not give up. And as a best friend of mine reminded me today, "You're not up!" So, yes, I may not have seen a great loss this month, but I didn't see a gain and that's always a plus in this journey.
Now on to my Hot 100 challenge update:
WEIGHT GOAL: Lose 0.5 - 1.5 lbs a week. I am up this week putting me behind in my weight loss schedule now, because even at 0.5 pound a week I should be down 2.5 pounds by now. Hopefully as TOM wears off this situation will be fixed.
EMOTIONAL GOAL: **I've decided to make my emotional goal the goal of visiting one new blog each week. Connecting with others on this journey is the emotional support I need at this time. I don't have time to visit blogs and focus on the Beck book, so I'm switching it up for the challenge. Yes. It's been nice to have visitors to my blog and to visit back and see other people out there who are fighting the fight.
HOLIDAY GOAL: Only one or two "foo-foo" coffee drinks from Starbucks the week I am visiting my mom in November. I will stick to regular coffee and cream the rest of the weeks. Done. Sometimes I want to stop for one, and I remind myself that I'll get one when I get out to my mom's. Then it's easy to wait. :) I leave in a week and a non-fat white chocolate mocha is on the menu. :)
I leave you this weekend with a favorite quote of mine wonderfully illustrated by one of my favorite artists:
I will see success in this journey and I wish you all success in yours! Have a great weekend everyone!