I woke up this morning, both nervous and excited to weigh-in, not to mention hungry (<— nothing new, I always wake up hungry) – but still waited until about 8am to weigh myself.
I’m not going to lie – I’m disappointed. After reading so many other’s grand successes, I was looking for some of the same. I have been 100% On Plan the entire week. Only three days did I have approved snacks and I always stuck within my condiment limits. Looking at the nutrition breakdowns I never went above 100 grams of carbohydrates and only twice did I go passed 90 grams. I was committed!
But, I need to face the facts. Most of the people who are on the MF support forums are long time “losers” and also started at weights tripling my own. I’m fortunate not to be morbidly obese, so I can only guess that the more you have to lose the quicker you’ll lose. Also, I began menstruating on day four – which can effect results (though for some women its good and others it’s bad) – but I wont know how it effected them until NEXT Sunday.
Starting this week, I’m going to add a second walk into my daily routine and try to get up to 10K steps rather than my current 5K. Most days I’m surpassing 5K anyway, so I don’t think it’ll be too taxing on my system during the acclimation period.
I always felt that I was an accepting person – logical and realistic. So I don’t know why I didn’t keep my expectations low, and why I’m being so hard on myself right now. Perhaps its because I know I don’t want to be on this diet for long, but I don’t want to give it up if I’m getting results. But I will give up before its time if I’m not getting good enough results. I wanted them to be so amazing so I’d feel stupid for quitting. But, they’re average. Average is easy to drop.
Luckily, on top of being an accepting person, I’m also oddly optimistic. I have a lot of theories as to why I didn’t get a stellar weigh-in today and only time will bring light to those theories.
So, until next week – I’m staying 100% On Plan.