Weight loss this week: 1.6
Weight loss to date: 6.0
OK. So I learned a few things this week, about myself and about weight loss.
#1: Only weigh yourself once a week. I made the mistake of weighing myself before Saturday, and when I didn't get the results I was expecting, I was frustrated. The next day I weighed myself and found that I had lost a pound. That was a good day, but I know better than to open the package before Christmas.
#2: Sometimes you need to change it up. I was getting bored (already) with the same routine everyday. So I changed my food choices (still healthy, just different), and that helped me stay on track.
and #3: Use multiple measures when tracking your progress. Several of you commented that my weight loss should not be solely defined by a number. (Thanks Hilary and Jenny!) There are so many other benefits that go along with weight loss. Keeping up with my kids, preventing type 2 diabetes, fitting into old clothes (that seem to be the only clothes I want ro wear!), and simply being healthier.
I don't want to become solely focused on a number to define me. First and foremost, I know that I am a child of God and that whether I am a size 2 or a size 14, God loves me unconditionally. I do, however, know that my body is a temple of God and I do need to take good care of it. I want to be around to see my kids grow up, and since I am at risk of developing diabetes because of my gestational diabetes, I need to get this weight off and be healthier in order to do that.
And I will!