I got on the scale this morning to a 1 lb. loss, and was disappointed. Why? I don't have a clue. I am the first one to preach that a pound a week is better than nothing, the slower you lose the more chance you'll keep it off in the long term, muscle weighs more than fat, it didn't all come on overnight, etc. etc. etc. Yet, I still wished for more. I was still slightly frustrated and had to tell that voice inside me head (you know..."you can't do this...why do you bother?...you'll never lose it all) to shut the **** up out loud.
I did look over my journals from last week to see if there were any improvements to be made. I found a few:
- I've been eating at the high end of my range or slightly over (I usually have plenty of banked points because of my exercise) every day.
- I haven't been getting my 5 fruits/veggies in.
- I've been spending my points on high-point/low-value foods.
I've decided this week to keep my points to the mid-range of my level (so, 28 points per day), eat more vegetables, and lay off the "treats."
I feel a little bit better because I'm taking some responsibility instead of blaming it on "metabolism" or "my body," but I'm still wishing I could lose faster.
I'm sure I'm not the only one to struggle with the "NOW" mentality. Any suggestions for what keeps you on track when the "NOW" guy starts invading your brain?