I was watching football over the weekend. I don’t know how many times the team on offense gets a penalty and now it is 1st down and 20 yards. The announcer always says something like…”The important thing here is to not try to get it all back at once. Get it to where the down and distance are manageable.”
So after the last weight in +4.0 lbs I was determined to at least cut that gain in half. Leave myself a manageable amount to lose to get back to where I was… So I ate a little less, walked a whole lot more and the result…weight loss -5.8 lbs. Oh well so we completed a pass over the middle for a first down.
I could not believe it. The scale is a harsh mistress. I am happy that I lost the weight but I have to keep telling myself that I am getting healthier in so many other ways. Not the least of which was the 3.46 miles I walked last Sunday. There are going to be ups and downs. The important thing is that my net overall weight keeps going down. Net loss of - 43.2 lbs.
I just need to stay focused on the day to day accountability. You are probably getting tired of reading…Stay Focused & One Day at a Time. But that is what I need to do. I can’t let one week of gain or several weeks of slow weight loss take me off track. Nor can I start celebrating over a loss. This is the rest of my life I am working on here.
Thanks for email and comments about the ups and downs. Special thanks to D and Larry B for the supportive comments.
Happily Married to Michele and living in central Texas.