11/25/08 Down 3.8
12/02/08 Up 1.6
12/09/08 Down 5.8
12/16/08 Up 1.8
12/23/08 Down 4.2 ... does anyone see a pattern, here...?
Before 11/25/08, I had a consistent weight LOSS every week. I realize that our bodies, especially for women, are always changing and fluctuating. And I'm okay with taking "two steps forward and one step back" as long as I am still walking in the right direction. What confuses me is the perception of myself as I was going into that meeting. Why did I see my stomach as being larger when, in fact, it was not? I know when I'm working out at the gym & I see my reflection in the mirror, I now see strength. I like to admire how long my neck looks as I am lifting weights. Would I have seen the same long, strong neck if I had looked in the mirror before knowing I had lost 4.2 pounds in the last week? And look at the month, as a whole~ I lost 10.4 pounds, total, for the month! But half of that month I was depressed, wanting to throw in the towel, because I had a couple of small weight gains.
Maybe what I need to do is stop critiquing the day by day successes and failures and start admiring the whole picture. Imagine...fifty two pounds of weight off of my body.
No wonder there are days I feel like I could fly~