Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weigh-In For Week 25

I’m down two pounds to an even 172. Meh. It’s not that I’m not happy to see the loss, it’s just that I was kind of mentally all over the map this week about how I’ve been doing and I feel like this weigh-in reflects the mediocrity I am worried has taken over. I can’t even settle on one particular viewpoint regarding how I believe things are progressing.

On the one hand, I feel like I have been working really hard and doing things right. I am staying on track with the exercise and the eating and making good decisions that I feel will help get me closer to my goals. But the other side of the argument I am having with myself leaves me wondering if I am becoming slightly complacent. I’m not sure that I have been pushing myself as hard as I once was, but rather simply doing what feels natural instead of challenging.

Now that I am done the 30 Day Shred, and have a bit more of an open schedule for workouts again, I think I will figure it out. I am hoping to take the weekend to get my head a bit more in order. I would like to believe that come Monday I will have formulated some type of plan to either get myself back going full force or to be more satisfied with the large amount of effort I am already putting forth.

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the loss. Taking time to think and regroup is always a good idea. I think you're still doing great with a two-pound loss.

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  2. A 1-2 lb loss per week is considered a normal healthy weight loss.

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  3. Two pounds is awesome. Look at your numbers. You can't expect huge 4-5 lb losses every week. You are doing fantastic. Looking forward to next week's photo! I bet there will be huge changes in the last month.

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  4. sometimes you just have to be happy - look for the possitive and don't over analize

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  5. Great success for you! Don't over think it BUT, yes, put a plan together. Weight loss/maintenance is life long so there will always be something to think about, at least for me there is .. :-)

    As long as you stay consistent & don't give up, that is key! I think you will know what is right for you & what seems like the plan you can live with long term.. even if it changes along the way!

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  6. Thanks for the comments! I know that two pounds is good - I never said that it wasn't and, in fact, pointed out that the loss itself wasn't what was making me hesitate in my celebratory mood - but that doesn't change the fact that I feel like I haven't been giving my all. I just want to know that I am doing all I can, you know?!

    And, Anonymous from 6:23pm, I actually think that I generally do look for the positive and considered my post to be one that outlined exactly what is going right as well as what I need to work on. I don't think that giving something consideration is over-analyzing and I actually feel like this type of deep introspection has really served me well over these past months as I have worked to lose weight. I think the mental part of this journey is very important! I really appreciate you getting me to reconsider my thought process though; it never hurts to take a second look!

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  7. Seriously, these anonymous commenters!?! You are very gracious and kind.

    I get what you're saying. I have come to know a 266 who will kick it up a notch if she's not feeling challenged. I believe in you.

    I am finding lower loss weeks myself. I am wondering if I'm losing less per week the closer I get to gaol. You've always lost, but there have been weeks when I haven't.

    You are sooo close!!!!

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  8. I think after a while it will start to feel natural...the reason it was such a push in the beginning was because it was new. It's not new anymore, it's normal.
    revel.

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  9. Both excellent points, Dawne and Cmoursler! Thanks!

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  10. Man, this is so much like something I could have posted now. 2 pounds is great and yeah I think getting close to goal will bring slower reults.

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  11. 2lbs is great. My trainer adjusts my workout every 4-6weeks...so mixing it up is a constant.

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