The Weekly Weigh-In: A Step Back

It was bound to happen.

During this weekly weight loss journey, I kept managing to come in under the target weight for that particular increment of time.  I realized that such a thing wasn’t likely to last, especially as I had less weight to lose with each passing week.  After all, the most rapid weight loss occurs in the early stages of the process.  I’ve been preparing myself for the unavoidable misstep.

Well, I can’t say it’s a surprise that the misstep finally occurred.  Nonetheless, it’s still a disappointment to miss my target this week.

My goal was to weigh in at 209 this weekend.  You’ll remember that this was my weight last week, so I kind of took it for granted that I’d be able to maintain that number.

Friday morning I didn’t make it, so I thought I’d put it off until Saturday.  I didn’t make it on Saturday, either, so I thought I’d get it on Sunday.  Sunday is still the weekend, right?  This morning, I came in at 211.0.  I realize that’s just a pound over the back end of 209, but I’m still upset with myself about it.

Though I’m a little angry with myself, I have to stay positive.  I’ve known this was going to happen at some point, so there’s no point in wallowing in self-pity.  I need to assess my consumption during the last week and figure out if the slight weight gain is due to anything within my control.

The answer is: yes.

I overindulged in a few things this last week.  We ate out several times, and though I tried to avoid the fries and soft drinks, I did partake in too many nacho chips with melted cheese.  I also had a few brownies throughout the week, as well as a few drinks while out with friends on different occasions.  This doesn’t sound like much, but where I am concerned, every calorie counts.  I do not need many calories to function well, and my body lets me know when I’ve taken in too many, as is apparent this week.

Thank goodness the warm weather is finally acting like it might arrive.  Getting outside with my kids will surely result in more calories burned, and I find it easier to eat well in warmer weather.  My desire for comfort food lessens when it’s hot out.

My goal for next weekend is 208 pounds.  I’m going to stay positive and focus on getting back on track by increasing my basic exercise during the next several days and resisting those little delights that can add up.  Wish me luck!

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