Week One: "Lost five pounds. Mostly water weight, I suppose, but still.... not bad for the first week. I think I like this. I can do this."
Week two: "Life is taking me by the ears and giving me a good shake these days.
Lost another 5.8 pounds this week. Unbelievable."
A few weeks later: " Inch by inch, step by step, slowly I turned...
For me it's the step by step, inch by inch thing that is proving so relevant right now because I am losing weight so slowly. After last week I should be grateful not to have gained anything. I lost .8 of a pound, which in reality means .2 since I gained .6 last week. I've really been careful this week too, so I guess I dodged that bullet."
On Weight loss slowing down: "I treated myself to a very small bunch of flowers this morning after our meeting to celebrate a very small weight loss. Better than nothing, I figured. I googled the flower species when I got home because I didn't know what they were. I googled 'small pink flower' and what came up among other things, was a song lyric that said "Small flowers crack concrete". How appropriate! Guess I'll crack this weight thing eventually."
On self-discovery and self-knowledge: I lost another .2 pounds but after all the beers I've tossed back this week thanks to the bad bad bad bad day I count myself very lucky indeed. Here's what I've learned (like I didn't know already!) about medicating with alcohol. It makes me maudlin and weepy and then I can't sleep. Not quite the way to feel better. I'm just so glad I didn't gain any weight.
On changes noticed: Here's what else I've noticed. When I bent over to pick up a paper clip off the floor this week at work the blood didn't rush to my head, and when I squatted down to put something away in a low-to-the-ground cubby I could actually squat. Yesterday I was able to put on and wear the amethyst ring Higgie bought me for our first wedding anniversary.
I went out for dinner last night with my cousin who is visiting from
I think I've made a lot of positive changes even if the scales aren't reflecting it. Who cares about a number anyway?
On patterns of weight loss and plateaux: I'm starting to see a pattern here: I lose a bunch, then gain a bit, hold still, lose a tiny bit for a few weeks and then Bam! it comes off again. No need to be discouraged; it will happen when it happens. "