Over a month has passed since my last official weigh-in. It’s true, I’ve been seriously avoiding the scale. Thinking that the batteries were dead for a while really helped, but I need to come to grips with reality. Since my last official weigh-in on April 16th, I’ve gained 0.2 pounds for a total loss of 9.8 pounds since January. Sure that doesn’t seem like a lot, but I know that my weight fluctuated a lot during that month, gaining as much as 3 pounds at one point.
I know I’ve said this before, but I wish that I was doing better. However, I also realize that I’m not working as hard as I should. Sure, going to my Zumba and Turbo Kick classes are doing great things for me, but I also need to balance my eating and force myself to get moving on the days that I don’t have classes. Most importantly, I must stop comparing myself to other weight loss bloggers. Everyone’s journey is different. Mine will be slow and steady (I hope!).
As you know, one of my goals for the Get Active Challenge is to lose 10 pounds during the 6-week challenge. I’m happy to report that I lost 3 pounds during the first week. As long as I can keep this momentum up, I will be able to blow by my goal! Like I mentioned in an earlier post, participating in the challenge has helped me track not only my activity on Weight Watchers but the foods I eat. I’m slowly getting back into the habit of mindful eating and planning ahead. I think this is critical for getting me back on track with my weight loss.