Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday Weigh-In 3/5/2012

Previous:             225.0
Today:                  224.5
Loss:                      -0.5

I lost a crummy half-pound.

All around me I have friends (and they mean well) telling me that slowing down my weight loss is inevitable, that it’s going to slow down as I get smaller and that’s okay. I usually smile and nod, politely, and keep repeating that they’re wrong.

I know myself, and I know that any time I accept that particular mentality, I will be in trouble. At first it will be okay to lose a pound a week, and then it will be okay that it was just a half a pound. Soon following will be the, “Well I didn’t lose any weight but I didn’t gain!” and then will come, “It’s only a pound gain.” Before I know it, the weight will snowball back on.

The one thing I’ve learned is that losing sight of your goal and determination is a major problem, and I can worry about maintaining when I get there. In the meantime, if I’m not losing at least 1-2 pounds a week (and that’s being generous) I should remain on my own case.


  1. I have to remind myself to not roll my eyes when a well-intentioned friend/co-worker espouses their commentary/insight/opinions on my weight loss journey. I listen, nod, figure out if I can somehow make the conversation into a blog post and if not forget about it!

  2. I have a great challenge and plan for you. Or you can Read Rejecting 300 and lose some... Yeah, feel me >?

    1. Try that again, my comment deleted for some reason..
      You have no idea how sad I was that I missed the challenge deadline. I would be right there with you all. Think I could join up as a non-competitor groupie? :)