I have a problem and I think a lot of others do too.
This past week I lost .4 pounds. And I have been working my butt off. I have lost about 30 pounds in a little less than 2 months. That's pretty freaking awesome. I should be proud of myself.
But I am not. I almost didn't eat today so my doctor would see an extra pound off my scale. 1 pound! I have weighed myself 3 times today and it's not even 6:30!
I was at the doctor today and she said I am doing wonderful on my weight loss. I told her I thought I could be doing better. She looked at my like I had seven heads.
She told me that 1-2 pounds a week is normal and it's healthy anything beyond that is great but I need to be careful.
If I miss a workout, I double sometimes triple my cardio for the next day. That is not healthy. We are doing this for many reasons. And as much as I love to see my numbers go down, the main goal should be to get healthy.
Just because you aren't losing 20 pounds a month does not mean you aren't successful. You (I am) are getting off your (my) bum and doing something that you (I) normally wouldn't have done. Be proud of yourself when you do something great. Don't punish yourself.
This is a lifestyle change and this is going to take a while. And even after I achieve my goal I will have to maintain it for the rest of my life. That's going to be a huge job too.
This should be fun. We are doing great. It's a good day.