Originally Posted by rodeogirl
So last week I said the 300's were in the rearview mirror but apparently not so much!
It was a little frustrating when my official weigh in on Sunday was 301. It's the first time my weight has been higher on an official weigh in day than the week before.
I didn't log my weight all day and usually I log on and update the April thread right away, even if it makes me late for work or church. I had promised myself I'd update my ticker on Sundays no matter what the scale said. For better or worse!
But then the time came to update it back to a higher weight. I argued with myself. I refused to do it. I found myself not posting even though I read JustB's great news. I admit I felt bad because JustB had passed me (here comes the competition monster) I started thinking about "taking a 3FC break."
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!
That's what I said this morning. I am NOT repeating the bad pattern of 2009.
The scale is up - it's almost assuredly water weight. The truth is the truth. April has been a lot of eating out, guesstimating calories, etc. so I'm not losing like I was. It's simply time to refocus, celebrate everyone else's good work and KEEP GOING!
So I'm keeping going.
There is nothing worse than not getting the scale loss at the moment when you are feeling vulnerable!!!!!!!
I was looking back over my weight log-- trying to figure out what went wrong in the FOUR times I've attempted to reverse my regain since it happened in late 2011. And, sure enough, I noticed that EACH time I had given up (between a few days and 3 weeks) it was after sticking at the same weight for a few days.
I remember that when I was really on a weight loss roll, I could weather the ups and downs. There was a point when I was perfectly on plan, GAINED three pounds and then held onto those three pounds for almost 3 weeks. It was awful. But, back then, I was able to hang on, because I kept telling myself that I just had to be patient.
You are JUST on the brink of getting into the 200s and so I'm sure you are super anxious to hit that milestone. It's the worst possible time to hit a stall or a bounce up. Somehow, waiting for a highly anticipated milestone always seems to take forever!!!
So HANG TIGHT and I'm sure you will get there. A bounce is just a bounce and it has nothing to do with your overall progress.
I think the hardest thing about this whole process is the fear that we will give up before we have anything to show for all of our hard work.
But, we do not have to give up. And as long as you keep going, you will lose weight for sure, even if not today. It is one of the few things in life that is one hundred per cent certain. Stay on plan = lose weight. Sometimes not at the exact pace we want, but the downward progression is inexorable!
You will shed the bounce and you will not be looking at a 3 on that scale soon, and that is a promise!