We had our second weigh in at school today for our weight loss competition. You want the good news or the bad news? Okay…good news always first.
I lost a pound! Yeah!
Okay…now the bad news…
I dropped from seventh place to eighth place. Yep…it’s bad!
For those of you that know me, you know I don’t take losing well. I am usually an EXTREMELY bad loser. I even kicked my poor brother in law once during a game of Monopoly because he was beating me. Don’t ask where I kicked him!
I am actually taking this loss rather well considering. Here is how the text went to my hubby this morning telling him the news:
See…didn’t I have a good response? I kind of surprised myself!
I also have a different outlook on this competition. I want to get to goal and STAY THERE. I don’t want to go extreme because I have learned in the past.
Extreme measures do not lead to lasting weight loss.
Slow and steady might not always win the race but in terms of weight loss, it helps keep the weight off.
I have been extreme before. I did juice detoxes and have taken my eating to the extreme. Every single time I did that, I gained the weight back as soon as I went back to “normal!”
My goal for this competition is to lose 2 pounds a week. If I can achieve this, I will be down 22 pounds by Spring Break and will reach Lifetime at Weight Watchers. Not only that, I will know that I can keep it off because I lost it off the right way.
My day was made even better when my husband’s Facebook post read:
What an amazing husband I have. He is my biggest cheerleader and fan. I am so lucky to have his support!
Through this competition, I will continue to try. I will never give up. I won’t feel defeated. I will recognize that slow and steady leads to lasting weight loss.
Slow and steady…