259.2 | Working Hard for Onederland

WHEW! What a week!! For my first week, I planned on & expected to lose more than two pounds, but under the circumstances, I’m actually really proud of this loss!

The week started GREAT! Then, we got some questionable news that had me stressing, & some crummy news that had me reaching for aaallll the comfort food.

I’ve always, always been a stress eater & comfort eater (is that a thing?). It’s something I’m working on trying to curve, but this week, my FIRST week (Bleh!), there was no simmering that down!

I didn’t want to weigh myself until today because I wanted to work super hard & not get complacent when I saw the scale move a little bit. On Wednesday, I totally went off track & ate Chickfila twice, & brownies, & probably other stuff, too! Thursday was more of the same, & by Friday, I was positive I had gained weight. I didn’t go to the gym because I was in a funk that made me not want to do anything, & I let that lack of motivation get the best of me when I had JUST said that I wouldn’t let that happen!

BUT! Friday morning, I told myself to get a grip, & I didn’t let those two bad days become the end of this journey.

I weighed in this morning at 259.2, & while that is only 2.2 pounds less than last week, I’m so so proud of that number! First of all, I haven’t seen the 250’s in MONTHS! I’ve been bouncing between 261 & 267. Second, I didn’t give up when I normally would have, & I’m two pounds down to show for it. Not a ton, but just enough.

I’m clinging to those words my brother, Seth, told me last week!: Slow progress is still progress.

We started a weight loss competition at church today & I’m so excited to see what the Lord does through each of us throughout these next sixteen weeks! I’m praying for the twenty-six people who are working toward better health, & hoping I form some sort of competitive side SOON! 😉

Thanks for all the encouragement, y’all!!

Starting weight: 261.4

Current weight: 259.2

Goal weight: 160


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