I really, really need to keep an eye out on my attitude. I’ve had such good success losing weight so far that, when I hit a week with more realistic weight loss, I got upset! I was seriously bummed about only losing one pound this week. Only? 6 weeks ago, I would’ve loved to have seen a one-pound loss. Now, suddenly, it’s not good enough for me?
Thank goodness I didn’t gain anything! Who knows how I would’ve felt if that had happened!
On the plus side, I now know that I need to watch my attitude. Realistically, I am not going to lose 3-4 pounds a week. 1-2 pounds per week is what I should be expecting to lose. And I am sure there’ll be a plateau in their every now and then. I need to get my expectations set correctly, so I can celebrate a one-pound loss, and so I won’t get depressed if I don’t lose any weight or gain one or two pounds in a week.
Last week was a very good week for me. Along with losing a pound, I did a ton of exercise (5 days at 30 minutes exercise per day is a lot for me), and I chose my meals wisely. I am quickly learning how to eat good foods, and avoid the bad foods. That is one of my main goals.