I’m in the middle of a 21 day detox. This is a detox for the liver, but one of the side effects can be weight loss as well. I went in to this thinking I was going to be able to drop another 10 pounds over the course of three weeks (I know. Not realistic, but a girl can hope, right?) So over the last couple of weeks I have been stuck at pretty much the same weight. The first 11 days of the program, I only lost a little over 1 pound. Aggravating to say the least. It is frustrating to get on the scale and not see progress. I was still working out and eating what I should be and keeping away from the NO items on the list and drinking my shakes as I should and drinking copious amounts of water, also. I got fed up and stopped getting on the scale for three days. I decided to take a break from beating myself up and getting bent out of shape over it.
My first long term goal was getting below 200 pounds. I have not been that weight since 2001 (over 12 years!). I know I should have made smaller goals but I always had that one on my mind as my first big goal to achieve so it was driving me crazy that I couldn’t get it done. I didn’t get frustrated enough to go off the prescribed eating plan, but I did tinker with a few things here and there to try to find the answer.
Well, I decided to step on the scale Friday morning just to see where I was. I frankly wasn’t expecting much. And what do you know, I weighed in at 199.1. I stared at the screen (I weigh in with the Wii Fit Plus program) literally dumbfounded and then I sat down and cried. It was a very good cry. It was what I needed to boost my resolve and keep me going.
Yesterday, hubby and I stopped at the Grand Opening for a new nation-wide fitness chain that opened in Springfield not long ago. We got the tour and we decided to sign me up. I had my evaluation today and first workout. Even though it’s a little bit of a drive to get there, I think this is going to be really good for me and if I get to another plateau in my weight-loss journey, there are always personal trainers there who can help me figure out what I need to do to get past it. I am looking very forward to working out there. It’s a really nice facility. So you all are going to hold me accountable, right???
I wanted to tell you about my Friday and the rest of the weekend because I know that everyone has good days and bad. I’m just glad the weekend gave me a boost and made me smile. We all need that sometimes. Thanks to my hubby for signing me up. He said I deserved it because I have worked hard so far. I do and I have been. Thanks for recognizing that, sweets.
Just know that you will probably get frustrated and bummed out at points on your journey. I have and I am sure it won’t be the last time either. Chin up, take a deep breath and dig in. It may be a bumpy ride, but it will never be boring.
Gluten Free Gena