Monday, May 3, 2010
Others are losing it
At a birthday party for my friend’s 1-year-old on Saturday, I talked with her father and a former co-worker’s daughter.
The daughter – in her 20s, I believe – has lost 75 pounds.
I wouldn’t dare to guess how old my friend’s father is, but he’s a distinguished gentleman with silver hair.
He’s lost over 100 pounds. He told me he walks 6-8 miles a day.
It wasn’t too hard for me to pass up the cake with inspiration like that in the room.
It’s knowing that people like that have stuck out the hard times to win this difficult battle that keeps me going, especially in weeks like this one.
I lost 1 pound. One measly pound.
I know I shouldn’t be disappointed after losing 5 last week.
It just stinks going from your best week yet to your worst week yet.
Ah, well. I’m headed in the right direction.
And that’s nine weeks of losses in a row. That’s good.
I will soldier on.
Have a great week.