So last week I counted calories, ate healthy, rejected cake, and worked out almost daily. When I got on the scale I happily saw that I lost four pounds!
This week I did the same. So when I got on the scale I lost one pound.
I know, I know. It is still a loss and considering that my program says I'm only supposed to lose 2 pounds a week, I am still a pound ahead of schedule.
This is when I realized how much we focus on actual numbers. I didn't focus on what a great job I did sticking to my diet and working out. I didn't focus on how I can feel my pants starting to hang loose or how I am able to run farther and faster ever time I go out.
I focused on how I only lost one pound and how maybe the PCOS is being a bitch and how no matter how hard I try, the PCOS will win.
All because a $5 machine I stepped on said I only lost one pound.
I feel that this is the struggle many dieters face. It's not a race, it's a marathon and I haven't even reached the half mile mark yet, and feel frustrated because it isn't going as fast as I would like.
So here is my weekly pep talk.
I will not be beaten by a $5 machine that I step on.
I will be happy for doing the right thing.
When I feel frustrated or sad, I will think of something that makes me happy. Like this: