I wish I could tell you that I was not nervous for my scheduled date with the scale this morning. I was a bit terrified actually. No the result wasn’t going to halt any efforts, if anything a gain or non-loss would get me to work harder. But I am already working hard and I so badly wanted a loss this week. My nerves were caused by my pattern over the last three weeks, +0.4 > – 3.1 > -0.1. I had really no idea what the scale would say, I hate not knowing!!!
Today is not only scale day, it is also measurement day. Before going to bed last night I did a few measurements, was hoping for some good news and boy did I find some!!! I lost a 1/2 inch on my hips and just over 1 1/2 inches on my waist!!! I did finally start losing at the bust line, 1/2 and inch, oh well, it was bound to happen. Since the beginning (June) I’ve lost just over 3 1/2 inches on my waist, 2 1/2 on my hips and 1 1/2 inches on my thighs!!!
The measurements certainly helped my nerves but I was still a bit of a wreck to pull out the scale. I did get up on time this morning and got right to business. I lost!!! 1.8 pounds, I was so relieved, that brings my 4 weeks loss to 4.6 pounds, not where I had wanted it, but still pretty awesome. My overall loss is now 13.9 pounds, my total weight is 151.2 and BMI is 27.7. After I lose 3.6 more pounds I will reach my 1/2 point to my final goal, which is exciting. I can’t wait to be in the 2nd half of this journey. Next week I hope to be under 150, which was what I weighed when I got pregnant with my first son. Getting under that first pregnancy weight is such a huge milestone for me, I want it real bad.
Last week I made my first attempt at a #7DayChip and I was unsuccessful. Since I’ve been making good food/portion choices for a while, my challenge was to fill 1/2 my plate with fruits and veggies. I did well at first and then I didn’t. I’m trying again this week. After shopping yesterday my fridge is stocked a little better to help me reach this goal.
One last thought I wanted to share. Now that I’m drinking water regularly and more than ever before, I find I get dehydrated easier. It does make sense that if you are not retaining water and you eat a little saltier or drink a little slower that you will get dehydrated easier. I’m now more conscious of my salt intake and the pace at which I drink water. I’m listening a little closer to my body’s clues, because they are there, screaming at me. All you have to do is listen AND act.