Hitting a New Milestone

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.  :)


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