Well, it’s been 3 months since I started my Slow and Steady attempt with weight loss and true to its name, my loss has indeed been slow and steady. I started out at 190 pounds on July 13th, and now currently weigh 182.0.
That’s 8 pounds lost in 3 months. That averages out to 2.66 pounds per month or a little over half a pound per week.
I have mixed feelings about this. I mean on one hand, I’m really proud of myself for sticking to it and losing 8 pounds. And really half a pound a week is respectable, right? But then on the other hand…it feels like it’s going so s l o w . I keep playing games in my head and I think “if I exercise every day then I’ll lose weight even faster!” or “if I only eat abc, then I’ll start dropping pounds fast!, or even “if I go back on the diet pills I could be at my goal weight by Christmas!” That last one is so very tempting because all it would take is one phone call to my doctor and I’d be in like Flynn.
But then I remember that, no, I like it this way. This is working, so I need to just keep at it. Losing weight this way is like waiting for homemade ice cream. You keep churning and churning until it’s thick and creamy and ready to eat. Unless you have an electric ice cream maker, in which case you turn it on and go watch tv or something and come back an hour later and voila! Homemade ice cream! Okay, maybe that’s not the best example…and now I want ice cream. Dammit.
What was I talking about?
Oh yeah…weight loss at a snail’s pace. Anyway, I guess the newness has worn off so I feel like there’s not a lot of exciting stuff to tell. I’m just chugging along every day, trying not to eat too much, but enough to keep me happy and satisfied. That’s a pretty good balance, right?
Have a good weekend!