In my last post I talked of my triumphant, post-Thanksgiving weigh in. Since then, the tale of the scale hasn’t been so kind, and I am frustrated.
My actual weigh-in day is not until Friday. This is one of those weeks when I haven’t been following my own advice, and I have been stepping on the scale every morning. What I’ve been seeing I haven’t liked. Since Friday, every day that I have weighed myself I have been 1 to 3 pounds higher than my weigh in. And, I am frustrated.
Part of this may rest on my own head. I haven’t been updating my weight watchers food tracker. But, I also haven’t eaten anything outside my pattern. No large portions. No ridiculous leftovers. No binging. So, while I am not 100% sure that I have eaten within my points, I am fairly confident. today I am back on track with tracking.
I’ve been doing my walking challenge. I took the weekend off, but since then have logged at least 6km a day (I will post a new view of the tracker later).
One thing that may be TMI, but also may explain the unexpected gain is that I have been irregular. My system usually goes like clock work, but in the last month or so I have noticed the patterns have changed. I can go several days with not action, and I happen to be in the middle of one of those stretches right now.
It is entirely possible that between now and Friday I will shed the waste, and will either be down for the week, or even. Or, I may be up. I won’t know until then.
The reason I am writing this post is at the suggestion of my wife. I have had an amazingly successful ride this year with my Journey toward better health… I have posted many positive results along the way. One thing I don’t talk about is how hard it is. I don’t really like getting up at 4:00am to work out (in fact I didn’t today). I miss some of the snacks and fast food that I used to indulge in. I don’t like being beholden to the food tracker, and on and on. It truly is a struggle to always do the right things for my health, but, at the end of the day, I know that for me all those things are the best and right thing to do if I want to live a long and healthy life.
I have a written list of questions for my doctor. On Friday I will also be sharing my lab results. I have seen them, and they are much improved from back in February, and even since June.
Today I just wanted to share with you all that I struggle every day with this. I keep a positive outlook, and most days I end up feeling great about my choices. None of that negates the fact that this is work. It is work that I eagerly take on, but it is work nonetheless.