Remember a few weeks ago I said I wasn't going to get all caught up in the number on the scale? I said what mattered is that I was doing the right things, exercising, eating properly, etc. . . Remember that? Do you also remember that last week I said I wanted to be at 199 this week? Well I didn't make it. I'm at 201.0.
Part of me is upset that I didn't make it to 199 by the 8 week mark and the the rational part of me says, you ran a freakin' 5k this week, you've eaten right every single day, other than that I have absolutely NO control over what happens on that scale.
That rational part of me is right. I can only do what I do and whatever actually controls the scale does the rest. It also helped me look at my waist measurements. When I started towards surgery in September my waist was at over 53" now it's hovering around 45". That's no small feat.
So while this week feels like a loss, it's not. I have to remember that I've lost 33 lbs in 8 weeks! That my friends is nothing to scoff at.
***Note when I do hit 199 expect much rejoicing and pictures of scales, it's been around 8 years and I'm really ready to be out of the 200's.