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Gained a half-pound this week. I'm not quite sure how that's possible. I walked 21 miles last week and was under my calorie budget by more than 1600 calories – a full day's worth of food.

But, like Scarlett, I can't think about that now. I have a first-thing dentist appointment followed by a second-thing oil change followed by a walking date this afternoon. I still like the walking, whether it results in weight loss or not.

And, looking at the big picture, I've lost seven pounds in seven weeks. I'll be eating all my meals next weekend in restaurants, since we'll be out of town. Arghhhh. I don't look forward to any weekly weigh-in, and I'm already not looking forward to next Monday's.

This is EXACTLY why I thought monthly weigh-ins were preferable. Clearly that first one sent me over the edge, and clearly, I'm handling this week's result a little more pragmatically.

But still. I know both of you understand exactly how I feel. And you also know there's really not much more I could have done. I'm still committed, somewhat discouraged and a little apprehensive. Okay, a lot.

Hope you had a great weekend, and here's to a good week. For all of us.

Comments

jen said…
Before I say anything else, let me say this: That sucks. I hate it when I have done everything right and the scale doesn't reward me. I did not do everything right, so I can't complain about my lackluster weigh-in this week.

A half a pound is a tiny, tiny amount. Since you were on plan, I'd chalk it up to fluctuation and try not to worry about it too much. And just like on The Biggest Loser, sometimes if you have been having good weeks for a while, you have a bad one. Bodies aren't machines, they have their own logic. So many things can affect the scale that have nothing to do with weight loss/gain.

Who knows, maybe if you make good choices in restaurants and get in some activity, shaking up your routine will give you a weight loss. I have noticed that I generally lose on vacations because I am on my feet a lot and I can't snack between meals.
denise said…
May your reward for your pragmatic acceptance of this small gain be a super good loss next week! I'm putting it out there on your behalf - fingers crossed it pays off!
Debbi McNeer said…
Thanks, thanks, thanks. I love your matter-of-fact outlook. I'm not going to let yesterday's weigh-in derail the plan, because I really am feeling better and better and BETTER all the time. I might change the battery in the scale, though. Heh.

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