Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cautiously Celebrating.

So my scale this morning......... WOW.......... 245.2lbs.  I am thrilled but cautious that this may not be true weight loss.  I have been sick for the last week with a wicked head cold.  I even took a few days off work mid week.  That being said.  I ate normally on Thursday and Friday I even had dessert after dinner so I am not sure what to make of this.  I'll celebrate and work to keep it there. 

Things have been going fairly well with me lately.  I am finally listening to my body again.  Twice in the last two weeks I've stopped eating a dessert mid way through and thought, "I really don't want this anymore"   That to me is amazing success.  Even more so then the number I saw this morning.  Last Friday I was about to binge on candy when I decided to stop, after only 3 pieces, put the candy down and go get something with more nutritional value.  I think things will start to fall into place again.  I have been stagnant lately, and I guess that's ok.  We don't constantly need to be losing, although it's nice, to be successful.  Every pound I lose, that I keep off, is better for my body.  I'm not chasing a specific end date here, just looking for overall health.  For a while, I had forgotten that and was getting down on myself.  This is not a diet, this is a lifestyle change.  And for me anyways, if this lifestyle change is going to last a lifetime, it's going to be a slow change.  All the small little changes add up in the end.   

Have a great weekend!


  1. Experts say that slow weight loss will be easier to maintain. However, it is pretty easy to "convince" oneself that it is not bad not to lose... or maybe gain just a little? After all, there may be a reason to celebrate...

    No use exaggerating with weight loss (or eating, for that matter), but we should always keep an eye on our goal.

    And - congratulations on that weigh-in!

  2. That is a great attitude. Keep listening to your body and you can't go wrong.