Monday, January 29, 2018

Diet Bet Results + Real Talk

It's weigh-in day for my diet bet! Yay! Finally!

Truth be told, I couldn't wait for this diet bet to be over. This one was... stressful. Diet bet's are a lot of pressure. There's money on the line with a diet bet and, nobody wants to lose money. Especially not us, since we just started a big renovation, while Nick is laid off from work and has been for over a month now. Haaaa stressful!

Anyway, I thought we could submit our final weigh in yesterday but, as it turns out, today was the first day that weigh-in's could be submitted. It's actually a really good thing, too, because I didn't make weight yesterday but... I sure did make weight today!

With the way that this month was going, I knew that if I won this diet bet, it would be by the skin of my teeth. In order to win this diet bet, I needed to weigh in at 238.1 lbs. Today... I weighed in at 238.0 lbs. 

Phew! I made it!!

Good news is, Nick made it too! We both get our money back and then some! We won't know exactly how much we'll get back until all of the weigh-in's are verified. At this point, I really don't care how much money we get back, I'm just glad that we didn't lose the $70 we put in to the pot! Oh, and losing 10 pounds this month was pretty cool too. Hah

1/1/18: 248.0 lbs.
1/8/18: 244.7 lbs.
1/15/18: 243.3 lbs.
1/22/18: 242.1 lbs.
1/29/18: 238.0 lbs.

-10 lbs. in January!

I know this may sound bad but, I have a hard time being overly excited about my current weight because, even though I lost 10 pounds, I am still not at my lowest weight from last year, which was 228 lbs. for a quick minute last summer!

I don't know why I do this to myself but, at least I'm being honest.

I feel stuck thinking that I can't actually celebrate my weight loss until I get back down to the weight I was at before the holidays hit me. I gained a lot of weight over the holidays and so, back tracking my way back down is a little disheartening but, definitely necessary.

It's almost as if I don't count this 10 pound weight loss as a real weight loss because I shouldn't have been up this high on the scale to begin with... does that make any sense? It barely makes sense to me but, it's just my feels for today.

Either way, I lost 10 pounds and, that's a great thing, no matter the number on the scale. I started feeling a change in my clothes again and, I'm eager to continue on... in a less pressure kind of way. 

No more diet bets for me, for a while. 10 pounds was an aggressive goal this month and, while I made weight, it wasn't very fun. Especially this last week when the time was running out and I had to say "no" to a lot of things (like donuts, cookies, and homemade food from my grandma). 

I really enjoy losing weight slow and steady, instead. I don't want to be pressured into depriving myself just for the sake of a number on the scale. I like my slow and steady method of eating everything in moderation, instead. I like balance in my life. Cake and salad! 

After all, "losing weight while living life" is my motto for a reason. It's just the best way for me! This whole experience, mostly the last week of the diet bet, was a good reminder of what I need to do to lose weight and be happy during the process.

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