I am very glad that week 3 is over. It was discouraging. My weigh-in was a little bit disappointing.
As you can see, comparing with last week, I gained 3 pounds this week. No excuses, while I was unable to push myself in my workouts do to the large amount of swelling in my knee (read about it here), I was not diligent with my diet. I suppose that if I would have stuck to my eating plan to a T, then I would have lost a little, or even maintained.
After I weighed I just sat down and sighed. I felt terrible about myself for being weak and not working harder last week. But my wonderful husband Jason said, "Remember Evie, its not about losing weight. Its about changing your life."
He is so right. I can't get chained to the scale and the numbers. All in all, I feel so much better physically, and I feel so much better about myself. I noticed one day that I walked into a building with confidence.. not slouched and hiding behind my kids or my baby. That feels good.
So I'm challenging you all to forget about the numbers and just do it to change your life, not just to lose weight. Its something that we can never be done with. Its not, "a drop the weight and go back to how I was living," kind of thing. It needs to be a, "I'm changing my life so I don't ever have to be overweight again."
All in inches
I definitely lost in inches! That is great to see, even though I didn't do so great with the weight part for the week. And to make matters better, this morning Jason mentioned that my exercise clothes are look more loose! Yaay!
How did you do?
Evelyn Campbell Curtis