Sunday, February 7, 2010

Patience. Rewarded.

I just wrote on Thursday that I was happy with my progress, despite the fact that I had not lost a single pound over the entire last week. I told myself to have faith that making better eating choices, sticking with my workouts, and getting and giving support here at Spark People would work. Turns out, I was right. 

Yes, I know I said I was only going to weigh myself once a week, but I woke up this morning and decided to take a quick peek. Hello, success. I weighed in at 209.5 pounds this morning, which means I dropped 3.5 pounds since Thursday. 

What does that tell me? It tells me that the numbers on the scale are going to do tricky things. They are going to sit stubbornly for days, even weeks at a time, despite all my best efforts. And then, almost inexplicably, they are going to drop in dramatic fashion. 

So, today I'll celebrate the big drop. I'm doing the work and I deserve to enjoy the rewards. But I will do so with the knowledge that every weigh-in will not be like this, and even when the numbers flatline, I'm still confident I am doing the right things for longterm health and fitness.