But I won't.
I know I'm not going to pull the kind of weight losses like they do on Biggest Loser (Hello-was anybody else blown away by the Blue Team this week? Every single one of them had a double-digit loss!) but if I'm staying within my calories or barely going over, I feel like I shouldn't be seeing only 1/2 pound losses or even worse, gains. Somehow I managed to drop back down overnight, so I still have a loss for the week. I just wish I was seeing more results at a faster pace, or at least at a steady pace. I've been working on my weight loss and posting the results here for 2 months now and I'm only averaging 0.65 pounds per week. That's freaking pathetic, especially when I have My Fitness Pal set up to lose 1 pound per week. (Any more than that, and MFP just defaults to 1200 calories which is only 40 less per day than I get now and any less than that puts my daily calorie goal lower than I think is realistic and safe.) Obviously I'm doing something wrong if I'm only averaging about 1/2 a pound a week. I started really tracking my food/exercise about a month ago and I've had loses every week since then, so that part is helping, but I still feel like I have so far to go and that frustrates the hell out of me. (And before anyone blasts me and says they'd be thrilled to weigh what I weigh, remember I'm barely 5'2" so 148 pounds is A LOT on me and still at least 10 pounds more than what my "happy" weight has been.)
Here are this week's results:
Starting Weight (11-28-12): 153.6
Last week: 149.6
This week: 148.4
Change: down 1.2
Total change: down 5.2
This video was on Jaime's blog yesterday and I needed to share it. I get so much encouragement and peptalks from you guys that I figured I could send you all one.
Now go out there and be awesome. I'm going to fill up my water bottle and figure out tonight's run and dinner. It's a start.