Saturday, April 10, 2010

What just happened??

I had a weird thing happen this past week... I lost weight doing the exact same thing I've done for the past 3 weeks. Why is that weird? Well, last week I gained 1.8 lbs and the week before that I gained 8/10ths of a pound. So, hmm.

I lost 2.2 lbs this week.


I know I've heard people say that sometimes your body does what it wants to do no matter what you do so far as eating right or exercising. But this one just doesn't make sense. I mean, when I say I did the exact same thing, I mean I did the exact same thing all three weeks. I ate the exact same points each day. I earned the exact same number of activity points each week. And I used the exact same number of flex points each week.

So I could look back on the previous 2 weeks and think maybe I was stressed. Stress defeats all weight loss efforts, I know. But the weird thing is that this past week I was a little anxious about some things and my work was very fast paced, faster than it has been in the past month, but I wasn't stressed about much the previous 2 weeks.

So I'm not exactly sure what happened. Its an enigma.

Another thing that hasn't changed over the past 3, actually 4, weeks is my attitude towards losing. I am determined in a whole new way to reach goal. I have such a clearer picture of my goal now. Before, I would look ahead at the pathway leading to my goal and it was muddy and dark and dimly lit. But now, it's bright and shiny and I can actually see myself getting there.

So I'm gonna just put those bad 2 weeks behind me and keep moving forward. I'm now down to 163.6 and my Weight Watchers goal is 155 so I have another 8.6 lbs to go. After that, I think I might keep losing (after I've reached lifetime) because I would REALLY love to be down to 135 or 140, but we'll see how that goes.

So here I am, I'm keeping going, going down my path to goal.



MaryFran said...

I hear you about this weight loss thing being an enigma! I am saying the same thing after my weigh in on Saturday. I worked my tail end off last week...and gained. I know I was doing what I needed to be doing, so I'm just continuing on with the same thing. My body will eventually catch up to my efforts....just as yours did. Thank you for sharing...because it reminds me to continue fighting!

Mad Woman said...

Yeah, I have no idea how this stuff works. It's just insane.

Well done on your loss!!