Jumped on the scale this morning to find myself still at 68kgs. Two emotions are running through me - relief that I haven't slipped up the scale again and disappointment that all this calorie counting hasn't made a noticeable difference for me this week.
Realistically, the two kilos last week was very dramatic and as I don't have a scale that shows if I've lost half a kilo, I have no idea if there has been some sort of smaller loss that I wasn't aware of.
But how do I stay motivated today? I had got excited about rewards for losing weight, should I give myself rewards to staying stable too?
This week has been momentously stressful. With a weekend away at the in-laws which involved a LOT of food (I did go over my calorie count there, but, believe it or not, did not eat as much as I usually do when I'm there) as well as a week with two new projects starting at work. I like to be busy at work, but the new projects have taken much more time than I was expecting. The stress has made me get home and not want to do the extra exercise I think I need to do. So, I have not been for a run yet this week.
I've moved up to the next stage in the diet - which involves measuring serving sizes! oh no!! I'm not looking forward to this one.......but, of course, it will help, I know, I know.......
I've discovered a few plateau weights in my dieting life, the kilos that need extra work to be lost because I've sat at those weights for so long: 68kg; 66kg; 64kg. I've never stayed long at a weight lower than 64, but I want to. Always being slightly overweight is getting exhausting!
So, I suppose I reward myself for the hard work I have done this week. It may not be on the scale but it is recorded here in my calorie counts. And, this weekend, I work hard to keep the calorie count stable.
I hope to be at 67kg next Thursday, and to have been to the gym, or gone for a run, twice.