So I posted these on my photo page, but no one really looks at that, and I probably won’t leave them there forever, so I thought I’d also make a regular post as well, for me to look back on.
Biggest Loser Competition Comparison Photos
Biggest Loser Start Photo, January 4, 2013
Biggest Loser Finale Photo, March 1, 2013 (down 17 lbs)
I don’t really think 17 lbs makes that much of a difference on me (at that high of weight anyway) since my weight is pretty evenly distributed, but if I take honest, full body, multiple angle shots like this, I can see the progress better. My face is definitely different in these photos. I don’t know what it is about a certain weight but I swear as soon as I hit that evil number, my face gets so much puffier. Ick. I would love to stay away from that forever. I do think if I can get off another 17, that will show much more.
Staying on Track
So, Monday I broke down again and still ate way too much. I get in this mental slump and it is SO hard to break through. All or nothing, I tell ya. It is a curse! I didn’t work out except for some yard work, hauling pavers, big bags of soil and rocks, and digging.
Tuesday, I struggled terribly to keep control, but I had a great day compared to the previous several. I kept things up yesterday, so I think I am on a roll again. I worked out both days, although most of it was walking, and I have not run nearly as much as I was doing. I feel better, both physically and emotionally, but I also still feel fragile. Like I could easily slip back at any moment if something sets me off.
Part of me is wishing I did that 4 week March challenge I saw some bloggers doing. The goal of that one was to lose 4% of your weight to win part of the pot you contributed to. So if everyone met their goal, you would just get back your $20. I think I like that style of competition since you’re essentially competing against yourself, but I just wanted a break from the pressure, especially since I did not make 4% in February. If I see one in April, I am totally doing it.
I am still terrified to see what the scale has to say in the morning. I don’t think 3 pretty good days will be enough to offset 3 terrible days. All I can hope for is that I didn’t gain [very much?]. I do think it will be good for me to stick with once a week weighing, even though it sometimes drives me crazy not to know. I let the scale affect my mood too much, so I may do better if I don’t see when it’s not moving despite my good efforts.
One day at a time, right?