Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

Weigh-In Day, Week 24

on July 6, 2013

Hey there peeps, I really am still around and hopefully soon will get the chance to write a few more posts on more than just my weekly update, but for now, this is really all I have time to squeeze in.

So remember last week? I was up like crazy? I was quite sure it was bloating. I felt bloated. The scale number looked bloated and by the next day I was back down to the previous weeks weight so…I’m pretty sure I was just bloated.

I took extra measures yesterday to make sure my sodium intake was quite low so as not to be bloated this morning, I tend to bloat when I’ve had a lot of salt. And it worked! I am down a full 4 pounds from last week and another 1.5 pounds from my previous low! Move over little butterfly, move over!

To be completely honest with all of you, I very, very regularly go through feelings of what is the point of all the effort I’m putting into losing weight when my results are soooooo minimal. Sometimes it feels like I’m not getting anywhere at all. And I’m thinking maybe some of you who are relatively new to starting a weight loss journey probably get discouraged as well sometimes? You didn’t lose the weight you wanted that week, in spite of working out hard and eating right and you’re faced with an opportunity for social eating and you decide to just go for it, what’s the point anyway, right? I am telling you, DON’T go off-path with your journey, even when it feels like the results just aren’t happening. Just keep trying!

On the days I am tempted to give up and give in, I try to think ahead another year or two and what I will wish then that I had done now. And I KNOW 32-year-old Sara will wish that almost 31-year-old Sara had stayed the course and kept going. Even if it only meant losing 10 pounds in that year, because 10 pounds is closer to 100 than 0.

Find a mental strategy that works for you and use it to your advantage to help keep you going, even when you don’t want to. Because I certainly don’t always want to, but I know that I need to.

Have a great week my fabulous friends!


4 Responses to “Weigh-In Day, Week 24”

  1. Barb says:

    Yes it was bloating for me last week to, as of today I am back at my pre long weekend weight. Diet and exercise is the key to happiness, along with praying and reading my bible, this is what works for me.

  2. Helena says:

    Good job Sara! Last week I wanted to write what Tina did about “what goes up, must come down.” Funny that she did. 🙂
    You did better this week than I, that’s for sure. I’m only down a half pound the last two weeks so I’m determined to get back on the bandwagon and get-her-done.

  3. LInda says:

    I’m glad you were bloated! 🙂 Not really, just that it wasn’t as bad as it sounded!……Good for you!

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