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Week 4 / Month 1 Weigh In

Weight this week: +1.2 lbs
Total weight loss: 11 lbs

Since this is the end of Month 1 of my challenge, I also took measurements. An inch off my waist and hips, and 3/4 of an inch off my thigh. Not exactly the dramatic change I was hoping for.

I took pictures (which I am absolutely not posting here) and did a side-by-side comparison of the starting pic and today. Can’t say that I see much difference. My face looks a little thinner, and you can see my neck better, but that’s because I got my hair cut, not because of weight loss.

Disappointing all the way around.

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The week started weird because of the holiday. We did our Christmas last Saturday because that was my cheat day, but then I had two more days of holiday that weren’t cheat days. That made me antsy. Once I got back to my regular schedule, I felt better. I’m probably the only person in America who isn’t glad that I’m off work on Monday!

I really felt at the beginning of the week that I wasn’t going to lose weight this week. Everything just felt OFF, you know? I can’t say I’m surprised that the scale showed a gain this week, then, but I also can’t say I’m not disappointed.

It makes me wonder what I did wrong. I worked out with Jenny and B. I did all of my cardio. I ate 100% according to plan, even on those hoiday days I wanted so badly not to. In my head, I should have lost 3 lbs this week, like I have the other weeks, so that means this isn’t a 1 lb gain — it’s a 4lb gain. I KNOW that doesn’t make sense, but it’s still my emotional reaction.

I wanted more change at the end of the first month. I wanted to be wowed by the results. Instead I’m left ambivalent, disappointed, and sad.

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