Towards Healthy Life

One little thing at the time

What if…

I usually weigh myself everyday to keep me “on guard” and focus on my weight loss journey. Every Thursday I record my weight on my blog so you can see my progress.

Here is what I had for April

  • April 5——————————178 pounds / 80.7 kilos
  • April 12—————————-176 pounds / 79.8 kilos
  • April 19—————————-177 pounds / 80.3 kilos

For the last 2 weeks I have had weird day-to-day fluctuations, more than I have usually and it was kind of going down to come back up around the same spot all the time. This morning it was back up again so I was thinking that I should change something to get off this plateau. Then I go on my blog to log in the weight and to my surprise I have lost 2 pounds!

So I am now at 175 pounds! /79.4 kilos

I think from now on I should have a look at my loss progress page too because I tend to forget all what I have lost and just focus on the present week.

So April wasn’t so bad after all because I was 179 pounds / 81.2 kilos at the end of march and have lost 4 pounds. It could have been more but 1 pound a week was my goal when I started so I am perfectly happy with it, after all the important thing is to lose a little but gain a lot of healthiness.

It has been exactly 5 months since I have started this journey and I have lost 33 pounds / 15 kilos so far. I feel very proud of it but often the impatient me steps in to tell me that things are not going fast enough! I don’t like that side of me but it takes a lot of place in my mind sometimes. The hardest thing on this journey for me is the long-term part of it. Moderation is the other hard part that drives me crazy. I have to keep reminding me that I won’t be done on the day that I reach my goal because I will switch into the life-long maintenance part. So in other word, I am not on a diet, I am changing my life for good.

What if instead of dieting to lose weight, weight loss was only the reward to help us stick to the healthy life-style…

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15 thoughts on “What if…

  1. I often feel impatient too, but I’m glad you’re remembering to look at how well you’re doing. We will get there!

  2. I remember being very impatient too. What I know now, however, is that one pound a week is the best way to lose weight. Losing at that rate will better ensure that you will keep it off in the long run. People who lose quickly by really cutting calories, can’t keep up their willpower for that long, so end up gaining it all back.
    I love your last line – “what if, weight loss was only the reward to help us stick to the healthy life-style… ” If you eat healthy, and exercise, it’ll catch up to you and you will lose. And your new lifestyle will help you keep it off. You won’t even have to think about it anymore. 🙂
    And congratulations on being down to 175!

  3. “What if instead of dieting to lose weight, weight loss was only the reward to help us stick to the healthy life-style…”
    I’ve found it to be it’s own reward. Keep going.

  4. You’ve done so well! I wouldn’t weigh myself every day though. Your body can crazy fluctuate in a day. Have you ever thought of doing a weekly or biweekly weigh in instead?

  5. Fantastic! You are such an inspiration to all of us who are starting out.

  6. That’s exactly how to maintain. Not thinking you are on a diet (such a bad word), but as a lifestyle. Nice work.

  7. You are doing awesome!!! It’s so great! You jumped another milestone (at least in Kilos!) no more 80’s but 7o’s it’s great!!! It’s been so long since I’ve been there and I can’t wait to get there again! You must feel amazing! GOOD JOB! Go you!!!

  8. Congrats! And I so understand how you feel. I weigh myself day to day, because I have found if I don’t, I find myself a week later 5 pounds heavier. But making yourself healthier should be the goal, and having those happy bonuses of weight loss, maybe that should be the reward. Congrats

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