Current Weight: 173.6
Total Loss: -54.4
So one of thing I've noticed during this weight loss journey (and in life, really) is that there are a lot of people who take personal credit for a loss, no matter how small, and minimize a gain by blaming it on external factors ("it's my period," "I'm probably just bloated," "it's only up .4 which is basically staying the same."). I try really really hard not to do this, because I staunchly avoid playing the victim of things that are actually in my control. There's your daily dose of psychology (did I mention I love psychology?)
The fact is, there are internal AND external factors at play for every loss and gain. For me this is week, I actually saw a much lower number on the scale on Sunday. So did I gain 3lbs since Sunday? Technically, yes. But did I do some things right this week? Yeah. Did I also do some things wrong this week? Definitely yes. I did the ultimate sin of grocery shopping while hungry and then stood in my kitchen eating jerky while trying to decide what to make for dinner last night. It happens. Also I really love jerky.
What I have learned is that being pissed about an unexpected weigh in doesn't change the facts. Being pissed and then eating bad food to console yourself because "it doesn't matter anyway" definitely doesn't change the facts. (Tried that one. Many times.)
Here's what I'm doing about it: I'm not going to grocery shop while hungry again (rookie mistake). I'm going to make smarter food choices. Then I'm going to keep making smarter food choices. No magic, no desperate methods, no fasts, no cleanses-- just consistency and discipline. And hopefully next week the payoff will be on the scale.
How was your weigh in Wednesday?