How are ya?
Okay, yea.. I promise not to say that anymore. Anyway, welcome to Tough It Out Tuesday! I'm not going to be annoyingly repetitive, so if you're wondering what I'm talking about, you can read about it here.
Let's just jump into things -
I knew when I woke up this morning that it was either going to be a really awesome day or I was going to be bummed out. Spoiler Alert: I'm bummed out.
At the beginning of February I mentioned that I had joined Darci's DietBet. A DietBet is an online betting game where you bet against a group of people that you'll lose 4% of your body weight in a month. You send in weigh in pictures and then at the end of the month you send in weigh out pictures. So the DietBet I had entered ended yesterday. This morning I knew I had to take my weigh out pictures and see if I had hit my goal.
I won't drag this out any longer - guess what, I didn't.
Actually, I'm 0.8 lbs away from my 4% goal weight for the DietBet.
Before you even say it, you bet your ass I changed clothes a thousand times AND moved the scale around in every single room AND tried different ways of standing on the scale. Any trick I had ever learned came into full play this morning (on an empty stomach, of course) and no dice.
I. WAS. BUMMED.
I was even a tiny bit more bummed because I was pretty sure I had hit my goal weight. So for me to not see that weight on the scale this morning was a bit of a downer. I could feel myself start to get upset and discouraged, so I stepped away from the scale and towards my computer to open up Blogger and start this blog post to distract me. Now that I've taken several minutes to reflect, here's what I'm thinking..
- I was 0.8 lbs away from a weight I haven't seen in a long time. Holy mackerel that's exciting! And something to celebrate!
- I was 0.8 lbs away from losing 4% of my body weight and I did NOT work as hard as I could have. I did not go to the gym near as often as I should've or could've. I did NOT do my workout dvds religiously like I had planned. I did spend a lot of time on my ass.
- I'm really proud of my eating the last month. I definitely had the occasional "cheat" but I stuck really close to my meal plans and did really well with my portions.
I shall share those next Tuesday when they're all ironed out!
In the meantime, post, link-up with me and Allie.
Oh, and be sure to check out Allie's post today. She's posting about a pretty big milestone and I'm excited for her!