Week Five of the Spring Challenge
Saturday, May 09, 2020
This was a rough week for me, through my own fault. But I refuse to beat myself up over it. I recognize that the ups and downs of a weight loss journey are a part of the process. A very important part, actually. That's how we learn, and consequently... grow.
I lost a half pound this week. A small number, but actually a huge victory. Last week, after my Saturday weigh in, I allowed myself some indulges. And promptly gained 3 pounds. I shrugged it off, knowing that with self restraint and accountability, it would come off. Except... it didn't. At least not until the last couple of days. So, technically I lost 3.5 pounds this week. But I almost lost my momentum in the process. Thankfully, I found it just in time!
Moving forward this week, I won't cave to indulgences like I did last week. I will be extra diligent in what goes in. I will keep moving. I will track. I will drink water. This works for me. And so does this Spring Challenge!
I have a whole team of Sparkers, united in one goal: to lose 5% of their individual weight over an 8 week period! I can't let them down! I can't let myself down! So far, I've lost 8 pounds over 5 weeks. That is a victory in and of itself. But I can't give in yet. I have 3 weeks to lose 3.5 pounds, and I can't afford any more slip ups!
So, back to the grindstone. Today is Day One of my journey. And tomorrow will be Day One. My Groundhog Day, so to speak. And when this Spring Challenge is done, I'll keep on doin it! Because I'm in it for the long haul!
Have a great Sparkly day!