eDiets Week 4 Day 3: The Weigh-in Dread
I was dreading my weigh in all day. Before my family's visit I had been doing great on my eDiets plan. In fact, I was ahead of my plan. This week, my plan has me moving down to 174 pounds and passing the half-way weight loss mark at 175 (8 pounds of 16 total to lose to go from 183 to 167). As I walked into the gym after a 20 hour workday the day before, my energy level was pretty low. My mindset was to just hope that I didn't go too far backwards and I will be fine. I kept telling myself "I can lose 2 or 3 pounds in 3 days if I have to in order to get to my goal." Staying on track and keeping the positive momentum going is very big for me psychologically. If I start feeling like I am failing, then I get more and more frustrated and lose the confidence that I have right now that I can do this - I can change my lifestyle to be in great shape and still work long hours and meet all the demands on me.
So, I walked into the locker room and there it was, staring me in the face, the equivalent of the diet confessional chamber, the trusty YMCA scale. I walked over to it as if it was no big deal at all (I didn't want to seem like a whimp to the other guys in the locker room) and I stepped up. Slowly, I slid the weight to the right, hoping, just hoping, that somehow I actually lost weight by eating bad for 2 days and not doing a real workout for 4 straight days. I nudged it, then nudged it some more, then it happened - the weight balanced at 176.5 - just .75 pounds more than my best from the week before. This was manageable. I walked out of the locker room feeling tired, but not hopeless. By the end of the workout I was down to a new eDiets plan best 175.5.
I ony have 1.5 pounds to go and I have 4 days to do it. For those of you looking for moral to this story it is - "If you slip a little, do not fall completely off the plan." If I had not stuck to it for 2 of the 4 days, then this might be a sad ending to my plan, but I did and now I am going to keep pumping until I make it to my goal this week. Woo Hoo...new running shoes here I come!