Yes, I am still alive!
I have thought about blogging in the past three weeks, but obviously the words never left my brain and entered the blog page.
Week 52 I chose not to blog. I was very upset about my weight gain and I really was discouraged. It had been an entire year on this weight loss journey and I had gained 7.8 pounds over the previous 3 weeks (4.4 pounds gained on week 52). I was not anticipating such a huge gain and I believe my body has been playing tricks on me. Especially since I lost 8 pounds on Week 53.
Yes, I lost 8 pounds in one week. I am fairly certain I was bloated and constipated on Week 52 when I weighed in. Hey, I'm just trying to keep it real here. Obviously all of that was not 8 pounds worth, at least I don't think so. If it was then I probably have a different problem that needs addressing.
Either way, Week 53 motivated me to keep going. It motivated me and I thought I did well, but I gained .6 pound this past week. It wasn't much and I am going to blame female hormones and the fact that I was wearing heavy jeans that I typically would not have worn to weigh in, but I was off work and they were practically the only pair of pants I had clean (I later did my laundry, so no need to worry about me!).
I'm still motivated to keep going and to keep fighting this battle. I really just need to get over the hump of 105 pounds. I seem to be going back and forth for the past 6 weeks and I need to stop fluctuating and head full steam ahead. I only have 6 months left to lose the remaining 63 pounds in order to hit my Perty by Thirty goal (July 9, 2010). At this rate, that will not happen.
So, I have plans. I am going to attempt to do some type of exercise every day. Since I weigh in on Mondays, I began yesterday (Tuesday) when I "exercised" on the Wii Fit. It doesn't really feel like much exercise, but at least I am moving and not sitting on the couch eating peanut butter as I have been known to do recently.
I'm still pressing on. I still have goals and I know I will accomplish those goals. Hopefully I'll be thrilled to come back next week and post about how Week 55 was very successful!