Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Wednesday 'fess up....

Hopped on the scales this morning - after the obligatory wee and shedding of clothes - feeling a bit smug.  By my sneaky mid-week weigh on Sunday, I had lost 0.9kg and was feeling good about a decent loss this week.  So, I am now fighting the urge to be disappointed when the scales showed that since Sunday morning I had managed to put on 0.4kg and my total weight loss for the week was 0.5kg

I know....  I know that 0.5kg is a good loss and well within what is recommended as sustainable weight loss.

But, you know, I'm impatient.  I want to be a lot less very very quickly.  If there was a good weight loss fairy, I'd be happy for her to wave her magic little wand and just reduce me to healthy size in the blink of an eye.

Apparently, there's no such thing as a good weight loss fairy because I would have found her if there was.  So it's back to plodding along with my good eating and my good exercising and remembering that I am fitter, stronger, smaller and a little bit more confident generally than I was 51/2 weeks ago.  I must remember that I have already lost 6.3kg and now weigh 100.9kg.

Who knows, I may even be in normal sized font next week to celebrate a big milestone.....  but I won't predict, preempt or jinx it - I will learn to be happy eating well and exercising well and take the weight loss as and when it comes.  (sigh...)

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  1. Sneaky weigh-ins are frequently soo different to your weekly weigh-in. You can fluctuate so much daily even! Try to avoid them unless you suspect you have put on weight and are more likely to put in more of a last chance effort!

    Also, one of my favourite Oprah quotes on weight-loss:
    There is no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my Favourite things!

    1. Thanks Miss!! I know there are ups and downs within the week, but i like to keep an eye on things. I guess it backfires sometimes. I would like to have been in the audience when Oprah found 'an easy way out' as one of her Favourite Things!!

    2. Oh yes, I agree! Sometimes 'sneaky peaks' are the worst form of encouragement!! I had to stop myself from doing it cos i had "only lost" 400g since the last time I looked... nevermind that I had actually lost over a kg that week lol

      I understand where you are coming from tho Janie - patience is not a virtue I have lol

    3. WOW! 6.3kg all up ... I am SO proud of you my friend. Well done. Focus on the big picture and keep in mind that as long as you do all the right things on a day to day basis, the scales WILL show it even if it has a bit of a hissy on any particular day.
      I have set myself the goal of loosing 100gr per day from now until whenever I reach a healthy level. For me it is important to weigh on a daily basis and I only worry if I know I've been bad.
      Keep up the good work!

  2. Janie, you are a champ. You are doing so well.
    I'm super proud of you xo

  3. I know how hard it can be once you've made the decision to throw yourself into healthy eating, and getting fit, you want to see a quick drop.

    It's just SUPER frustrating but we just have to keep reminding ourselves, the weight didn't go on fast, so it's not going to come off that way either.

    Keep up your fantastic work :) Your 500g is a super effort for the week!!!

  4. Thanks for all the encouragement... this lifestyle change business is a learning curve for me!! We must be patient and consistent. I wish you all well as you do the same. <3

  5. Why isn't there a magic fairy??? My inner two year old (who has come to play this week) wants her to visit NOW. But the grown up me realises that if we didn't have to work for it, and celebrate the little wins along the way, we'd somehow be missing out.
    No matter what the scales say week to week, or how much others lose in comparison, can you think of anything you'd rather be doing right now than setting yourself up for the rest of your life?

    But if there is a fairy, please make my friend Janie be able to type in big font next week :)

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