It’s been 4 weeks since I decided to make a lifestyle change. And each week I have weighed in, I have celebrated a weight loss.
I am not bragging. But on this weight loss journey I want to enjoy all of it because I know eventually I will hit a plateau or I might even have a gain (gasp).
This week, I am super happy to share that I hit my first goal, which was 10 pounds! I had my mind-set on 10 pounds for the first month. I felt like I could do it, even though I “heard” not to expect it because the biggest losses happen in the first 2 weeks. But this is my journey, so I put what I “heard” aside and believed I could.
Obviously what I have been eating or not eating and how much I have been moving is affecting my weight loss. But this week I want to give credit to the scale. Why would I want to give credit to the scale? It is possibly the most hated inanimate objects on the planet. But I believe it helped me achieve my 4 week goal. How did the scale help me? I was able to schedule a date with it on the same day and time each week. I don’t like to get stood up, so I showed up ready to be accountable for the number: good, bad or the same.
So if you are just beginning a new lifestyle change, before you plan a menu or join a gym, I encourage you to pick a day and time of the week that works for you to be accountable to yourself. And if you are like the majority of people, a buddy or partner that you can be accountable to. This makes everything more fun and the success rate is higher with a friend. I am lucky, I have my mom~
But whatever you do schedule your date with the scale!
Okay, so now that I have blown virtual confetti all over myself because the numbers look good. I have a confession. I don’t notice a difference in the mirror yet. And I am not sure if I can feel it either. Are my jeans easier to button of did I just not wash them yet this week?
So, as an encouragement to myself I am sharing a visual image of what 10 pounds of fat looks like! And I hope it will encourage you as well. If you are just beginning. I have a visual of my first week, 3.4 pound weight loss that will hopefully motivate you to see each pound counts:)
So in closing, If you are already on a journey and are have a success story to share or a struggle you need some support with, or if you are just playing with the idea of starting; Join Me. I would love to hear your thoughts, feel free to share in the comment section. And have a great weekend. Be kind to yourself.