Yesterday was weigh in day and I lost 1.4 lbs last week bringing me to 175.4. I know a loss is a loss, but it's hard not to feel frustrated that the number isn't bigger knowing how hard I worked. I have to remind myself that "slow and steady wins the race". Actually, I think I need to lay off of watching The Biggest Loser... seeing their big weight loss numbers each week can really play mind games for people doing it at home without trainers and a controlled environment.
Anyway, to remind myself of the reasons why I'm doing this and not let myself get derailed, the following is a short list of reasons I need to ignore the excuses I listed the other day:
- To be at a healthy BMI.
- To look good in a pair of skinny jeans.
- To feel confident when I'm naked in front of Mr. McMuffintop.
- To like seeing pictures of myself on vacation.
- To enjoy sports and active outings with friends and not feel like I'm going to collapse halfway through.
- To have better control over my blood sugars, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
- To be able to chase after and keep up with children if that day ever comes.
- To live a long life.