I really meant to blog yesterday, but just got busy with things and didn't get a chance, but now I REALLY wish I would have!!! So...go ahead and humor me and let's pretend like it's yesterday. Don't worry, we will go back to it being today later on in the post :)
So this morning I get on the scale and what do you know, it's stuck again. Maybe my scale is broken? Surely, if I shake it, it will work properly. Step back on...still stuck...must be me.
Commence pity party:
Ugh why me God?! *Falls on the floor dramatically*
I'm doing everything right. EVERYBODY else is losing weight. 2014 SUCKS. I'm eating cake and cake only today. It's been TWELVE days. TWELVE!!! I should have surely lost 47 pounds by now. Something is wrong. I must have a condition. Yep, that's it. Gotta be a condition.
Conclude pity party:
*picking myself up off the ground...lip still quivering* Guess I have to put some clothes on and go to work now.
Yes, kind of like that.
It's been twelve days. I am being dramatic. I've lost 4.4lbs in 12 days. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs a weeks. Does that suck? Abso-freakin-lutely, but at this point I am actually ahead of the game.
Also, side note..."You didn't gain the weight overnight. You can't expect to lose it overnight."
Screw you every skinny person who has ever said that. That is all.
So I went to work yesterday and I continued to feel motivated even after being a healthy eating rockstar for 12 days and only dropping the initial weight in the first few days and watching everyone who started on the first pass me up. I ate clean. I felt really good and energetic all day. I was never once hungry. And I started to think, if only for a fleeting moment, that it isn't necessarily about weight loss blah blah blah. I mean, that moment passed, but it was there for a second. A lifestyle change instead of a diet, if you will. I call that progress.
So this morning I get on the scale and what do you know, not stuck anymore. Lost ONE more pound. ONE WHOLE POUND!
Commence naked bathroom dance party:
Heck yes heck yes heck yes!!!
5.4lbs down. I will take that anyday!
Moral of the story: Don't give up. I know it sounds lame, but seriously, if you are trying to lose weight you will be tested again and again and again. You have to be committed. Consistency really does pay off. There are going to be weeks where you KILL it at the gym and eat like a champ and the scale is not going to move. Hell, it may even go up a pound. There will probably even be weeks where you eat like shit and sit your ass on the couch and lose a pound. Be consistent though and it will pay off. Think about it this way. Are you eating on point 24 hours/7 days a week? No matter how good you are doing I don't think any of us are doing that. Are you at the gym everyday? If you aren't doing those things 100% of the time (and no one expects you to because life would probably kind of suck if you did), don't expect the scale to go down 100% of the time.
Another thing (and I am just really starting to learn this), QUIT COMPARING YOURSELF AND YOUR WEIGHT LOSS TO OTHER PEOPLE. It will kill your motivation everytime. So it for yourself and know that you are uniqe and your weight loss journey will be unique as well. You can only do the best that YOU can do.