So when I weighed in Wednesday I was feeling pretty good but still cautious as I had felt good about weigh ins in previous weeks too. I actually lost 2.6 pounds. I was so excited. I went from the highest weight (2/13 weigh in 201.2) since starting WW the first week of Jan to the lowest weight (2/20 weigh in 198.6) all in one week. Woah! I was so excited. I lost!!! And it was more than tenths of a pound!
I was happy and moved on not really thinking of what I had done to do better other than knowing I was being more strict on my points tracking.
So this morning I decided to hop on the scale again. Im pretty well addicted to weighing but have been doing good only weighing once a week but today I wanted to weigh. I took my glasses off as always because they might weigh a few ounces. So I heard the scale beep and I squinted to see the screen. OMG! I grabbed my glasses and looked again. I saw it right 196.8. Down another 1.8 since Wednesday?! You have to be kidding. What's happening to make it work?
I began to go through what I've done different.
-aiming for 100 oz of water a day instead of 64.
-eating more fresh fruit
-leaving Cheerios off my breakfast menu
Would any of these things make such a difference alone or is it the three together?
My exercise has lessened since I have been having lung issues with this virus in my chest that I wish would go away. I've been mainly just making sure I get in 10,000 steps most days.
So what is it?! I know ill keep up the water and fruit ect. The Cheerios part got me to thinking. I've been thinking about an researching a gluten free diet. Have I reduced my gluten unintentionally? I'm truly not even sure about that.
So I'm not sure what has changed but I know ill keep going. Can't wait for Wednesdays weigh in!
So the where did it come from part...
When you lose weight do you ever thing about where the pounds came from? Belly? Arms? Hips? Legs? Face?
I always picture the model of 5 lbs of fat and in this case over the last ten days I've lost 4.4 lbs. almost that full 5 lbs. so that amount of fat is gone from my body. But from where. In that thinking I can't help but be excited to hit 5 and 10 lbs because at 10 lbs ill surely notice a difference. Yay!
So last week before my successful weigh in I laid in bed one night calculating where I would be weight wise on certain important dates (ex: spring break, last day of school, color run day, ect) if I lost at an average rate of 1.5 lbs per week. I have it all listed out each week in my notes in my phone. This allows me to set short term goals. For example. At that rate I should be down to 192 by spring break. 186 on the day of the Nashville half and 180 by the time School lets out 175.5 on our fourth anniversary. This gives me a vision for where I'm headed and short term goals. It gives me hope that it can be real. I have a space next to each week to place my actual weight to see when I'm ahead like now and when I'm on track or falling behind. I know I will see all three of those as it is calculated on a 1.5 lb average loss per week. Some weeks will be not as good where some will be awesome.
I can't wait to see how this goes. I pray that I will continue losing. It's like something has lined up. Still haven't figured it out but in thankful. It's been years since I've had a loss this good. Seriously.
So yay! I hope everyone's weekend is great! How do you set goals? Do they help you?