Monday, October 17, 2011
Ever Get Something You Really Didn't Deserve? I Did!
Better days did finally arrive. My knees are much better today, and I went back to the gym tonight. Got a good workout, pretty much pushing myself with a normal intensity for me. That was surprising enough. But what happened this morning was really a HUGE surprise!
When I stepped on the scale this morning, I really expected a weight gain. Or at the best, perhaps I'd maintain the weight from the day before. When you eat like I did this weekend and don't exercise, you come to expect that you're going to see the scale go up. I was prepared for it and had already planned what I was going to do differently today so that I could recoup the gain and start losing again. So imagine my surprise when I got on the scale...and it went down a pound and a half!
I was stunned. So I weighed myself again. Sure enough, I got the same result. I lost 1 1/2 pounds this weekend pretty much doing NOTHING.
Did I deserve to lose weight? Not at all. I didn't completely overeat, but I ate more than I know was needed for maintaining my weight. I didn't emotionally or mindlessly eat. I used good weight loss strategies, like using small plates, eating small portions. But I didn't drink much water and I ate often. Little bits each time, but often. I honestly expected about a 2-3 pound gain...not a loss! But it didn't happen that way. And I'm just so grateful! I didn't deserve a weight loss this week, but I'll take it. And I'll be grateful.
I went ahead and followed my plan to change up my eating habits and drink more water today. I figured that the next time the scale goes down, it'll be because I worked for it!