celticharpie on Aug 27th 2012 11:26 am
So one of the things I feel I have to do to keep myself on plan is to weigh myself every day. I realize that many people feel this is a bad idea as it makes you too conscious of slight weight gains (which are normal), but for me it is a necessity.
I need the constant reminder. When I’m not looking at those numbers, I have a better chance of just foregoing the diet. Knowing that I have to remain accountable every single day is the motivation I need. I’ve worked really hard this week, and it has been showing in the scale. While I’m not seeing huge losses on a weekly basis, I’m staying in the range that keeps the weight off: 1-2 lbs a week.
I thought I would struggle a bit after leaving the 220’s. I always feel that the 10 lbs increments are always the trickiest. My mind freaks out when I see 220 vs. 219.8 It’s the same reason that stores price everything at 4.99. It’s that one penny, or one tenth of a pound that means the difference.
Happy to say that I have not revisited the 220’s since leaving them. Yesterday I weighed in at 218.6 (after a run). This morning I weighed in at 218.8. I’m going to do some weight training today, and I might try to go for a walk tomorrow morning, as I don’t run again until Wednesday.
Wednesday is also weigh in day. I’m hoping I can make it to 218, or somewhere in the 217’s by that time. I think it’ll happen.
Sitting here drinking my protein shake and thinking about everything I need to do in the next three days to be successful.