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.
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.