That is a seriously low blow, scale. I weighed in today at 0.8 pounds more than I did when I started in October.
I had Chinese food for dinner last night so I am hoping that at least part may be water weight. I have not been doing well with the meal planning or tracking (Chinese food for dinner the night before a weigh-in, for example) and this is not unexpected. I have been feeling pessimistic since last week about my ability to lose and maybe it became a self-fulfilling prophecy this week.
Successes: I went to swim last night even though I really, really, really did not want to. I have been making more of an effort to dress nicely for work and social events and people have been noticing.
Opportunities for improvement: Tracking. Planning. Getting my fruits, vegetables, and water in. Eliminating the takeout-because-I-didn't-plan meals. More than that, being kind to myself. I need to stop kicking myself for getting out of shape from my Supercool Triathlete Days years ago. I was working on my dissertation and then I worked a job where I commuted 2 hours a day and traveled about 20% of the time. There were reasons. Dwelling on that is only making it harder for me to get closer to my goals. Besides, even then I had moments of feeling Not Good Enough. I'm pretty good at bringing that mindset along with me no matter what the circumstances.
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