Last week, I lost 1.6 pounds. I felt really good about that progress. This past week, I even increased my water consumption for two of the seven days going from 120 oz to 150 oz. I was excited to get on the scale today thinking that I would have lost weight. I hopped on the scale only to find that I gained .8 pounds. Frustrating! I’m still down versus when I started. I reached out to my fitness coach, Megan, and said, “I feel like a contestant on the Biggest Loser with fluctuations in my weight.” Her response was, “Give it a few days and see what happens.” She is also having me increase my cardio from 15 minutes of warm up to 30.
Initially, I was only doing 15 minutes of cardio warm up because I’m getting cardio with my walk to and from the train. However, it seems that I need more cardio to achieve weight loss.
While I’m discouraged by the number on the scale, I know that the number on the scale does not tell the whole story. I know that my clothes are fitting better- I’m getting into jeans I haven’t worn in a long time. I know I’m getting stronger – lifting heavier weights. I am not going to let the number on the scale discourage or derail me. I am realistic as I know that there will be bumps in the road and maybe even set backs. I am committed to this journey and my goals. This is a new day of a new week – day 1 of week 3.