So in the history of my weight loss journey, week two has been known for being a notoriously bad week for me. Week one is easy….everything is new…and weight just seems to fall off. Week two though is when reality steps in….weight doesn’t seem to want to budge…and every temptation known to mankind is calling out my name. Usually what happens is I make it through week one un phased and then get half way through week two and start losing momentum. Then I weight in and find I’ve lost little to no weight and slowly slide down the slippery slope of hopelessness and before I know it I’ve given in for the day, week, month, or year.
I refuse to let that happen this time…REFUSE! So I realized I needed to get to the bottom of why I always seem to lose momentum week two. And I think I’ve figured it out. So let me introduce you to my little frienemy…aka….my scale! You see…my name is Jessica and I am a weigh-in-aholic (and yes I know that’s not a word)! I don’t know why it is but I must weigh myself like three times a day every day…it’s ridiculous! I don’t do it intentionally…it’s not like I feel like I must weigh myself to see if I’ve gained or lost any weight depending on what I ate or how I exercised. It’s just that the scale is always there…in the corner of the bathroom…taunting me! You’d think by now I’d learn to throw the thing away….or lock it up until weigh in days…but I don’t and I’ve determined that it’s when that scale won’t budge, even if it’s only been five minutes from the last time I stepped on it (….okay so not really I’m just being overly dramatic) I start to get frustrated and frustration is what leads me to give up…lose momentum…and ultimately fall off the wagon.
So new rule…..starting tonight…..until weigh in day on Saturday morning, there will be no more “sneak-a peeks” going on! In fact I think I might even move the scale into the closet or some other distant corner so that I won’t even have to look at it (because unfortunately it does have to stay in a relatively available place for other to use it)! Week two will not get the best of me!