I know. That's a lame title for a blog post but I'm scrambling to catch up with my challenge commitments so it’s the best I can do!
If you've been following for a while now, you know my weight loss plan has hit a few bumps in the road. I waver between being disappointed with my s-l-o-w progress and being determined to stick with it. Today is a determined-kind-of-day.
Saturday, when I last weighed myself, I was a new low - 244.9. That's still a very unhealthy number but it was exciting to me. It's been more than 2 years since I was at a number like that, having peaked at 267 in December of 2009. So even though it coming off painfully slow, I remind myself that I am indeed down a smidge over 22 lbs. and that is encouraging.
I am not perfect, no matter what plan I follow or what strategy I employ. I wander off and indulge when I shouldn't, scold myself and keep getting back up on the wagon. I figure as long as I keep getting back on, and as long as the weight continues to edge downward, I'm doing ok. As my supportive husband likes to tell me, I didn't gain the weight all in one year - I can't expect it to come off all in one year either.
I have accepted the way this works for me and I feel so much less pressure for doing so. I'm sure I'll still have days where I get down on myself for over-indulging but by and large, I like myself and the path I'm on. So I'll keep pursuing my weight loss dreams. Someday I will get there.