One of Those Weeks

By Shani Petroff

I thought I’d see a loss this week.

I worked out a lot. I went to a couple of classes and hit the treadmill several times. I’m still working at my running app. On a good day I can now do a mile, a very slow mile that I still struggle with, but I’m getting better every week.

And I carefully tracked everything I ate. I thought my eating was pretty good. I did have a couple of splurges, but I counted the SmartPoints®, and I did extra exercise. I was sure I’d lose, or at the very least stay the same. Yet the scale had me up one pound.

I turned down cookies and drinks, I ordered the fish instead of the pasta, I gave up a night out to work out, and I was hoping to see that rewarded.

I really wanted to see a smaller number on the scale.

But I didn’t.

I’m trying not to get discouraged. I know it’s not a race. I know there will be good weeks and there will be bad weeks. I know I have to stick with the program and I will see my body change for the better.

I know when I up my exercise, for whatever reason, my body tends to hold onto the pounds for a few weeks. And I know that stress, water retention, etc., etc., can all factor into a disappointing week.

But I also know that I will take the weight off. I just have to keep going. I know that the hard work will pay off, if I don’t give up.

So I’m going to take a few deep breaths, stay away from the ice cream aisle at the grocery store, continue tracking, and exercising.

They say good things come to those who wait, so I’m waiting (and working hard) to make sure that statement comes true.

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