Walking my Talk Weight Loss Week 3: When a small win is a BIG deal.

I lost 1 lb. this week. Probably doesn’t sound like a whole lot to be excited about, right? But, as they say, timing is everything. This week, I expected to gain. Female hormones are what they are and I know my body…this was not going to be my week to lose big.

I also didn’t expect much because I just started working out again. I’m still implementing this new program, and that means I am still throwing changes at my body. The weather here in Pittsburgh is finally nice, and it’s motivated me to get outside with my dogs. Starting to workout again means inflammation and water retention. I know the exercise is good for me, and my body will adjust to this too. I also know that there are changes happening. I can feel my clothes fitting more loosely, but the scale is being stubborn. I can’t live my life a slave to that number. I’ve started taking measurements again, which I should have done at the beginning of this. Looking back on some old numbers, where I’m at right now seems about right. These number, are nothing more than a gage, but they cannot dictate my actions. The body takes time to catch up. My mind must be stronger, and realistic.

I feel good. The Nutrition Scientific supplements are definitely helping me to feel physically better, which also helps me to feel motivated to keep going, and to exercise again. I’ve missed working out, getting back to the routine, even slowly, feels good. The ProDigest-7 I think is making the biggest impact. I’ve been doing a lot of research about candida overgrowth, and some of those claims fit how I had been feeling. Couple that knowledge with the fact that taking a probiotic seems to be making me feel better. Hmmmm. While correlation does not equal causation, I am definitely finding a connection between taking the probiotic and feeling better.

The win for me this week is big because it comes on two fronts. First of all, I am down a pound. Down one is better than up thankyouverymuch. But really the bigger win is emotional. I’m not freaking out. I’m not concerned because the scale is being stubborn or that I know I am holding water weight AGAIN. This is just reality, it’s just life. It’s called NORMAL.

So what am I going to do differently? Right now, nothing. I’m going to keep adding workouts, and keep eating well, and see what the next few weeks hold. I’m finding balance. I haven’t lost my motivation, in fact, I think I’m just finding it again. Sure, there are vein reasons I want to lose weight. But more than that, I really want to be fit. I want to have a family, and I want to have a fit pregnancy.

I shared that with a friend this week, and their positive reaction reminded me that, family, that is the game changer. You see, there are a lot of things in my life right now that are up in the air, but the fact remains that I want to have a family, and I want to have a fit pregnancy, and I have work to do to get to that goal. So, all the chaos doesn’t really impact my WHY, and it also reminds me of the fact that in the midst of chaos, what I CAN control is myself. What I do with my body, what I put in my body. I can’t control the scale, I can’t control certain factors of life, but I can keep walking. So that’s what I’ll do. #walkingmytalk