So today was my weekly weigh in. I lost 1.5 pounds this week, putting my total loss for 2009 at 12.5 pounds. I will be happy in the success of losing weight this week, but will be honest that I am disappointed in the small number. I successfully ran 14 miles this week, and with all that running, I was sure I would put up big numbers this week. I'm hoping that the reason for the small number is that I'm creating muscle with the running and that the muscle is weighing more than the fat. I'm hoping!!
I am trying to take the advice of Lynne and realize that this is a process, to take each day at a time and realize that with small weight loss comes big results. I know this, but some days it's really hard to swallow this concept. I am working on trying to be optomistic about it ALL. I really am.
I do have to vent for a moment though - since I am the only one out of the girls that has had a child so far, they are probably not going to be able to answer my question, but how in the world is it that I now weigh less than I did on my honeymoon, my honeymoon clothes are mostly too big, and yet my belly is fatter than it was on my honeymoon? I know that having a baby changes your body in many ways, but I didn't know that when you were losing weight, that your body might change it's mind on where to store it and lose it from. Seriously! I can now fit into the pants that I wore in my engagement pictures - I have to wear a belt to keep them on my waist, but they are so tight across my lower abdomen, I feel like I'm wearing a gurdle. This stuff drives me crazy! When I finally fit into an old pair of pants, they don't fit like they used to. I'm trying to convince myself that this just means that I get to buy a new wardrobe rather than wearing the old 'me' clothes, but in the process of losing weight, it's not easy (or costly) to buy new clothes for every size you go down. Wait...am I seriously complaining about buying smaller clothes?? No..I'm not. I take it back. I love buying new, smaller clothes. In fact, I think I'm going to treat myself to a new pair of jeans and shirt tonight. There! (I am now done venting. Thank You.)