I found myself in the car driving to see my nutritionist this morning giving myself a pep talk. If you recall from my post on 8/10 – my goal for this appointment was .7 down.
The past 6 weeks have been a little challenging – limited work outs, an unusual amount of dessert eating (too many trips to a local cupcakery) and football season started. As I’ve mentioned before I weigh myself every day (in the AM) to help keep myself accountable and I can tell you the last 6 weeks I wasn’t seeing much movement. I started seeing some movement about a week or so ago (and in the right direction). Now I reported last weekend that I was down but there was a part of me that was worried either my scale was off (it has happened before) or for some bizarre reason I had regressed in a week.
So back to the Pep Talk I gave myself on the ride over – “no matter what happens, keep a positive attitude”. “You’ve come a long way. If you gained weight – don’t get discouraged – you have all the right tools to get back on track”. “If you lost weight – you are doing a great job – keep it up.” Of course, the latter conversation is a much easier one to have!
After my Pep Talk, I was ready – I went in with a great attitude (and checked out of the stress from the week to focus on me). It was a really great appointment not just because of the results – which don’t worry, I’ll tell you. But it was more about the discussion. As you’ve noticed, I’m a numbers person, but I was given a little different perspective today. While numbers are important – they aren’t the only thing – feeling better, looking better (hair, skin, etc), how you clothes fit, making sure you are living your life and not missing out are part of this journey. I probably need to remind myself that every once in awhile (although I’ll always be a numbers person) – it was still important to hear. And I don’t feel like I’m missing out on things – which is a good thing!
I’m please to announce I busted through that .7 lbs and dropped 2 lbs for a total of 25 lbs down since May 2012! And even better – I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen this number in 3 years (and I’ve gone down a jean size – double bonus)! I feel great and I’m so happy. My journey is far from over, but I’m confident I’m going to continue to see success and have a feeling my five minute drive every 6 weeks will have a pep talk involved (even if I falter – I know I will be OK).
Have a great night!