|Ta-Da!! It's week 12 and I've made|
positive life changes even though
the scale didn't show me the love
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Checking In: Weeks 11 & 12
Wow...I don't know if I should post a "ta-da" picture or a "womp womp" picture. First of all, I totally missed last week's check in here on Pudgy Pomegranate. Life has been busy....so last week, I walked, tracked, and did great with my plan, but hopping on the scale at last week's weigh in I was disappointed - but okay with it - with the .2 pound loss. Yep, only .2 pounds. My justification was that the week prior, I had lost 3 big ol' pounds...and hey, the scale moved downward so who was I to complain, right?
So I vowed that I would, in week 12, go for a loss to hit my 15 pound mark. So I did great this week. I walked (even on Saturday!) I earned 16 activity points for the week (that's really good!), I tracked, I kept within my points. But I managed to get sick with a cold. And I don't know if it's the cold, the meds, or what, but today I went to weigh in and for the first time in 12 weeks, the scale was UP!!!! WHAT???? Yep, it was up. .6 And the thing is, I seriously don't know why. I can own up to it if I had screwed up, not exercised, not drank water...etc. but I did all those things. So why the gain? So today, I am feeling like I get the big "womp womp".
But it's just a number, right? And I'm so much more than just a number. I have lost 12.6 pounds in 12 weeks. That's still a pound a week (YAY). My clothes are fitting better and my energy level is okay (if I didn't have this cold!)
So the goal for this week is to try to change things up a bit. Maybe have more points for breakfast and lunch and less for dinner - I usually save more for dinner since that's when I'm with my family. So we'll see how it goes.
So for now, I'm giving myself the "ta-da" because in the long run, I'm doing well, enjoying life, eating a healthy variety, and making positive changes!