Tuesday, January 25, 2011

AGain

I gained a pound this past week. I was only one pound away from losing seventy pounds and was certain that I would make it happen this last week. One stinking pound was all I needed! I was so frustrated during my WW meeting over that one pound. I was mad that I did everything "right" and stayed completely on track and still gained a pound. I was crabby about it and wanted to temporarily throw in the towel and be done with it.

 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.




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9 comments:

Christine said...

here is to next week! right! lol. I know how you feel..you bust your butt,you want results.
It will pay off.

Yummy-Mummy said...

Keep going! You can do it. Usually when I want to get to a certain weight, because I want it so badly it never seems to happen!!

68lbs is amazing!

My Wee Life said...

Keep going you will do it - what an amazing achievement so far but I know that feeling when you've gained and you just don't want to sit in that meeting!

Tara said...

Successful people don't stumble less than unsuccessful people, they just get up one more time. :-) Tara

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work...I had a one pound gain a few weeks ago..and I KNOW EXACTLY how you were feeling. I boosted up my exercising the following week and lost 1.9 lbs..so I lost the pound I had gained..plus .9 more! :)

It happens..I just lost 60 lbs on Weight Watchers since May of 2010..and HOPEFULLY I will become a LIFETIME member when I weigh in tomorrow!!!

Connie said...

Bummer Annie!! This week will be great!

RickGetsFit.ca said...

Great job at looking at the glass half full. You are doing a GREAT job. Keep it up, it's inspiring to people like me so new into their own transformation. Cheers, Rick

T,V, W,I and G said...

Annie, I THINK you forget that MUSCLE weighs more than fat. You have been working out more and I am sure really toning up! like you said... don't let that scale deceive you, you are doing great!

♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ said...

Keep going babes..the same thing happened to me when I was at 75 pounds, and it was FRUSTRATING! But that was about 40 pounds ago, and I'm pretty glad I stuck with it. ;)

You're an inspiration, and I'm so proud of the work you're doing.

PS You won the new Complete Weight Watchers cookbook in the fruits and veggies challenge on my blog. Go and check out Tuesday's post, and congrats!