Whew- Wednesday already? It has been a whirlwind of a week for sure. I just realized that since last week’s weigh in I have only worked out twice! We left at 2am on Friday morning and spent the whole day in the car driving some equipment down to my family in Florida. Spent Saturday and Sunday with my family and left to drive home at 2am Monday. So we spent close to 40 hours in the car, had a short time to get things done while in Florida which meant no workouts and less than stellar food choices. Not to mention road trips always make me dehydrated. I don’t ever drink enough because I don’t want to have to stop to go to the bathroom.
So, all that to say I wasn’t expecting a huge loss this week… I was just hoping I wouldn’t gain a ton like I did on our last road trip.
Whew. I can handle this. Of course I would have preferred a loss… but I’m not going to beat myself up over it. I didn’t do the work this week. As much as I tried to make good food choices I still had some of my daughter’s birthday cake and didn’t stress over food while enjoying the short time I had with my family. I call that a win.
I have been kinda stewing over things in my mind regarding weight loss recently. I really feel stuck in a holding pattern. I’ve gained and lost these same 5-10lbs a lot in the last few months. When I did the 60 day Fat Loss Challenge I lost a ton of weight and made huge strides in my fitness. After the challenge was over I was sitting at 197. That was like 6 months ago. How is it that I have stayed in the 190’s for the majority of 6 months?! I know I have worked hecka hard, and seen some great improvements in my fitness… But it is still SO frustrating to know I’ve worked so hard and don’t have a lot to show for it. I feel like I get super motivated and kick those LBs in the butt, then just get mentally (and physically) exhausted… and super busy… and get stuck. I don’t know what to do about it. I’m still trying to figure out my relationship with nutrition. I want to find balance… but I also want to see progress. Because I believe it is possible. For the longest time I said that my “goal weight” would be 175. Because I didn’t think I could ever do more than that. Now that 175 is just 15 lbs away – I feel more confident than ever that I can reach that, and go beyond it. I just have to get over this hump… physically and mentally.
So there you have it. A weigh in and a brain dump. ha.
How was your week? How do you get over the humps that come with a long weight loss journey?