What did you say? Why yes I did get on the scale this morning & it said 269!! And no that's not my "official" weigh in, I actually weigh myself every day, but why couldn't I have seen this on January 31st!! Then I could have "officially" been at my goal at the end of the month!! Oh well, it was still great to see it. And what makes it even weirder is that this was AFTER a total snackfest on Friday. Friday morning class was canceled & I ended up staying home all day (in the freezing cold, can we say over this weather?) and for some reason the refrigerator was playing my swan song. I swear it was like the refrigerator was the pied piper & I was all 50 children following it's sweet song, lol. Let me list what all I ate.
Cereal, beef summer sausage, cheddar cheese with more beef summer sausage, & then more cereal, homemade chili, and then for dinner some delicious homemade tuna salad. I swear there had to have been more than that & I just can't remember it now b/c I went to bed STUFFED. And really since I've started this journey I haven't been stuffed in a long time. Before I started this journey, being stuffed was a constant state and I have to say, I don't really like that feeling. I actually don't mind being a little hungry, it makes me feel like I'm in control.
But lo & behold, I stepped on that scale this morning expecting a gain & nada, instead I was even down a pound. Can we say super excited? I set my goal for this month kind of low, with only being 8 lbs instead of 10, why you might ask? Because I'm kind of chicken. Do you ever feel like "Ok, I've lost some weight, but this is probably as much as I'll be able to lose"? I think that's where I'm at. I feel like I have done really good at losing these first 14 lbs, but now the stupid side of my brain is trying to tell me that I've probably reached my limit, that I can lose 14 lbs, but probably not much more. Isn't that crazy??? I am 100 POUNDS overweight, but my brain is telling me that I can only lose 14 of those pounds. Wow, what a stupid lie! That is so ridiculous that I can't believe I would entertain that thought for ONE MINUTE!! But I do. I look back to past attemps & think, yeah this is probably as good as it's going to get....CRAZY!! So, when my brain starts acting all idiotic what do I do? I head on over to Project 365 & I take a look at Tiffany & the fact that she lost 180 lbs & no she didn't do it overnight, but by gosh she KEPT ON PLUGGING & never gave up & that weight came off!!
And if it can happen for her, it can happen for me, I too just have to keep on keeping on & stop listening to my dumb brain!! I mean where is Minnie when I need her?? (Minnie is my skinny alter ego for those of you that haven't read my previou posts, Skinny Minnie that is.)
What about you guys? Does your brain have a set limit of weight that you think, "Yeah I was able to lose this much, but probably not much more than this, and SURELY not the _____ lbs that I need to lose"?? Or am I the only one with crazy brain?