Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Then I remembered that I've lost 68 pounds and that is something to be proud of! 68 pounds, total, in 39 weeks is an average of 1.7 pounds a week. 1-2 pounds a week is healthy, so I'm losing at a healthy, normal rate. I lost 5.4 pounds in January and that is something to celebrate! I haven't lost 5 or more pounds in a month since September! I also remembered that I usually don't see as high a loss, or even will gain, when I'm mid-cycle. Most women lose then, but I tend to gain or have a very small loss compared to other weeks. So this shouldn't have been a surprise to me if I had paid attention to that. So, now that I really think about it, I don't need that scale shouting out "Help!", I'm doing just fine and am moving on to a fresh week. I shouldn't allow the scale to impact my moods like that and take each week, no matter the result, as a learning opportunity and keep in mind that no matter what the scale says from week to week, I'm making life-long changes that good and healthy and a gain one week isn't going to change that.