Step by Step, Pound by Pound

Big Shirt 20 Pounds Down
Three weeks ago this shirt was snug. Now it’s a tent!

Last Week’s Number: 215
This Week’s Number: 211

Well, friends, this is the beginning of week 5 of bootcamp. I can’t tell you how good it feels to see those numbers going down. I look thinner and more importantly, I feel thinner, lighter, and generally enthused about all this friggin work I’m doing. And how could I not? Down 14 pounds since the beginning of bootcamp, 21 pounds since December. Not too bad at all. But that doesn’t mean this week was all smooth sailing. Believe it or not, the 4 pounds I lost came off in the first two days. By Tuesday I was down to 211 and that’s where I’ve stayed since. This stagnation is not a mystery to me. Surely you remember my dazzling post about my splurging at the At Last Cafe. As relatively controlled as it was, a splurge is still a splurge. You can’t expect it to have no consequences. But you know what, it was totally worth. And I have to confess that I actually splurged again at P. F. Chang’s on Friday night. Nothing too over the top – an egg roll, a few dumplings, some fried tofu. Still, when you eat as clean and pure as I have been during the week, an item like a deep fried egg roll is going to make an impact. But again, totally worth it.

I think the lesson I’ve reminded myself of is that, even when gunning for a goal, one can still enjoy those guilty pleasures, provided one keeps them in check. I mean, hey, I still lost 4 pounds this week – that’s pretty damn good. And you know, sometimes you do just need a night where you need to binge and so you completely let go, much like when I had gnocchi and tiramisu several weekends ago. And you know what? That’s ok too. Just as long as you pick back up and keep going.

How about all of you? Anybody have any big hurdles to climb over this week? Any big breakthroughs? I want to hear them.

I’m feeling really good about this week – let’s try and make it killer!

—————-

A friendly reminder: if you’re loving my blog, please don’t forget to tweet, pin, comment, facebook, and tell all your friends –  your words of endorsement make a HUGE difference and will help The Starving Artist continue to grow. Thank you for reading and for your support!

Comments

  1. says

    I think you’ve said the most important thing here. So many folks, when they’re trying to lose weight or simply eat more healthfully generally, get discouraged when they fall of the wagon (or jump off into a pile of deep fried goodness) and give up. Every meal is a new opportunity to make a good decision. Congrats friend!

Leave a Reply