Well, it was bound to happen sometime, right? 😉
This week has not been nearly as motivating as the first week, but luckily I don’t feel defeated or anything and I’m still very motivated to stick to this and keep going.
While I knew the weight loss would not continue anywhere near the pace of the first week, it has slowed much more than I anticipated so quickly. When I weighed in Monday morning, I was so happy that I was down 7.75 lbs. Then, I weighed in yesterday afternoon and I was UP .5 lbs since Monday morning. Talk about a bummer!
But, they stated that it’s very normal and to not worry at all. People generally don’t lose the weight just down, down, down. It’s up and down, up and down, but the average for the weeks is generally more consistently down. They said I’m doing great and that I could still reach my 10 lb milestone this week, which would be awesome.
I think I need to change it up more and eat a larger variety of foods, not allowing my body a chance to acclimate to anything. I need to be more creative and try new recipes!!
So that’s the (minor) frustration, now for the challenge. I’m actually not all that worried about it, to be honest, but still. Tonight we are going to the State Fair for the MercyMe/Jeremy Camp concert. YAY!!! So excited for the concert; not so much for all that tempting State Fair food.
Luckily, I haven’t been having cravings and I don’t yet really feel like I’m missing fattening food. It’s certainly way too early in this journey to even consider taking steps backwards, so I’m 100% positive that I won’t actually eat anything. That doesn’t mean I’m not bummed that it will be another year before I get the chance to eat those mini donuts or cheese curds. 😉
I weigh in again on Friday morning, so I’ll be back after that to report on my last weigh-in for this week. 🙂
Have a great day everyone!
6 thoughts on “My First Challenges & Frustrations”
Stay strong at the fair!! Good luck, I'm so proud of your progress. Weight loss is so challenging. My husband is currently working to lose weight and is struggling with it.
Like Pastor Greg always says, "we move towards what we focus on". And, you're still focused like a hawk. 🙂
You stay strong and postive being at the fair. I'm sure it's going to be temping, but focus…focus….focus and have a good time. Your doing great Ang.
Thanks everyone! I brought a SlimGenics Coconut Fudge bar (YUM!!) with me to the Fair and ate that just before the concert started. The mini donuts smelled fabulous, but I was good. 🙂
1 cup cheese curds = 480 calories 5 mini doughnuts = 250 calories ( we all know you can't just stop at 5… you meaning all of us)So it looks as though you passed on the temptations, good for you!!
5 mini donuts? Who eats just 5 mini donuts? ;-)And when you buy one serving of cheese curds, I'm sure it more than 1 cup, too.Look at all those calories I left behind!! 😀