I did it! I faced up to my own challenge and I won! I lost 4.2 lbs this week. I was so happy when I went to weigh in today at Weight Watchers.
I've been going up and down for the past few weeks and I was so ready to give up and say it's over. But, I hung on. I kept tugging forward. I felt like the Little Train that could. I kept telling myself "I think I can. I think I can." and low and behold I did!
I think I'm back on track now. I know that as long as I stick to my plan I will see the results I long for. Giving up isn't an option for me. I know that. I do not want to fail again.
I wish I could say I won't ever have another gain again and that every week the scales will show a lower number but I can't. I don't know what the future will bring. I may hit another bump somewhere down the road.
But, for now, I'm moving forward. I'm not going to look back. Only forward.
I made a challenge to myself to lose at least 10 lbs by my birthday, which is May 22ND. So now, I'm almost 1/2 way there. Only 5 1/2 lbs left to go.
I'm also still working on trying to get more movement in each day. I can't call it exercise or I won't do it. Crazy huh? But, I found that even if I just go to the stores and walk around there I'm getting more steps in then if I hung around at home.
My goals for this week are:
1. To get extra steps in every day.
2. To try at least one new recipe.
3. Cut down on my salt intake.
4. Eat more protein.
5. To remember this is a life long journey and not to worry about how fast I lose the weight.