That was the thought going through my head as I stepped on the scale Monday morning. All of my hard work the last week had resulted in a staggering weight loss of…0.4 pounds.
Okay, I admit it, I blew it this weekend. I had a very active Saturday – I sealed my 100′ long driveway, then I went to help install an exterior door (one of those nice little two-hour jobs that turn into a 6 hour job, along with partially removing the siding and replacing it), and to top it off, I mowed my lawn, front and back. So I thought I could justify some greasy, sloppy Kentucky Fried Chicken for supper, complete with creamy salads and oil-laden french fries. Oh, believe me, it tasted wonderful, but I knew in the back of my mind that I was possibly undoing a whole week’s worth of behaving myself diet-wise.
In truth, I think it was just water retention due to the sheer amount of sodium I consumed in that one single meal (I’m down about another pound since I started upping my water intake again). I think I’ve already written about a mantra that I stole some time ago from Weight Watchers: “It doesn’t matter what you did yesterday, it’s today that matters.”
So I’m back on track. One foot in front of the other. A mug of wonderful green tea in front of me, some cleansing fruits and veggies in my bag for lunch and snacks, and a renewed outlook on my diet journey.
Whether we like to admit it or not, there is a little voice inside of all of us that tries so hard to be heard. It’s your body—it’s telling you what you need to hear most. I’m thirsty. I’m full. I’m tired. I’m sick of junk food. Yet we pretend that we don’t hear it, or we think that our emotions have the authority to override what our bodies have been trying to tell us all our life.
Do yourself a favour. Take just one minute today to listen to your body. Allow your body to talk, and this time listen—listen well.
It just might be the best thing you’ve heard all week.
1 white tortilla wrap
1 whole egg
2 slices turkey breast
1 slice havarti cheese
1 cup coffee. Black.