At some point in the past few weeks, I was reading a blog post by Jack at Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit. He said that when you step on the scale to weigh-in, you usually "get what you deserve." That is so true. I know that when I'm really honest with my efforts at weight loss, when I'm truly doing the things I need to do to lose this weight (and we all know how, don't we?), I see a loss when I weigh in. And it's not surprise.
But at times like yesterday when I weigh in and see a gain (of 0.4 pounds), that's not much of a surprise either. The entire month of January I was accountable (even if it wasn't pretty) and TRACKED EVERYTHING that I ate. This past weekend I had 2 days where I didn't track what I ate and I guess my mind said, "F it. You're not tracking so you can eat what you want. If you don't write it, you didn't bite it." Guess what, mind? You're horribly wrong.
And so my flippant attitude and laziness got me a small gain this week. However, rather than wallowing in self-pity (which, really, is the easiest thing to do), I'm making it my mission not to let that happen again. I'm tracking everything (even when it's not convenient to do so) and I'm HONESTLY making an effort to get all my water in.
That being said, I ended the month of January with a total loss of 9 pounds. I'll take it and use that as a motivator for February.