Week 28 Weigh-In
Let’s start right at the good stuff. Weigh Ins.
This week was not my best week, but not my worst either. I lost 2.3 pounds from last week and now have a little less than 18 pounds to lose.
I’m hoping for the best. But there is one contingency. In order to continue the challenge, I have to have lost at least 10 pounds by the 5th weigh in. (Safety rule.) That’s next Monday. That’s a short order for a bit over 7 pounds. Unfortunately, that means I’ll be starting tilapigus early.
For those of us who don’t remember what tilapigus consists of, let’s review:
- At least a gallon of water a day.
- Tilapia and asparagus ONLY. For every meal. Every three hours.
- Sodium free spices only (Mrs. Dash or something similar)
Then there are a few little details that change up as the week continues but that’s the bulk of it.
I have avoided it for four previous challenges, and I figured it would sneak up on me at some point. So, being that I hadn’t meal prepped any tilapia for today, I will start two weeks of
bliss torture tomorrow. I’m already off protein shakes today and mentally preparing myself by eating only tuna. I don’t even think I have asparagus in the fridge.
My grocery list will look something like this:
- Mrs. Dash (All flavors)
- Parchment paper
That’s it. I already told Michael that he’s in charge of his own meal prep for the next two weeks unless he plans on joining me in tilapigus-land. That was probably the swiftest “No thank you” I’ve ever heard.
Even though I’m not where I’d like to be on the scale (at least for challenge purposes), I’m where I love being in my body! And for that reason, I choose to celebrate! I weigh 184 pounds right now. That’s what I weighed my junior year of high school. If that’s not reason enough to jump for joy, then I don’t know what is. On Thursday they were offering free body composition analysis at my office, I went in and my body fat is down to 29%. This is the first time in my life (including junior year of high school) that I’m in the “normal” range! All wonderful reasons to celebrate.
If you are at a point where you feel like the scale is not moving or life is kind of stagnant, think about all the amazing reasons you have to celebrate yourself. You are worth celebrating! And if we don’t celebrate ourselves, then why should anyone else?
I refuse to sit back and think, “Ugh. I haven’t lost the 20 pounds. I don’t know if it will happen. I am failing.” NO MA’AM!! No one can take away the 100+ pounds that I’ve lost. No one can take away my new mindset or attitude. No one can take away the way I feel. Fabulous! Fierce! Phenomenal! And No. One. is going to tell me that I’m not a success. No one can keep me from celebrating myself. Whether that celebration just be smiling at myself in the mirror because I love what I see, or shouting from the rooftops that I’m finally free from from the chains that kept me bound for so long.
I will celebrate.
And you should celebrate too. Celebrate yourself for a day without eating junk. Celebrate yourself for taking a long walk. Celebrate every pound, every ounce, every step. Celebrate everything you do that has a positive impact on your day. Celebrate yourself for being alive and not giving up even though the days are long and arduous.
One thing that I’ve had to learn through this process is not to let the opinions of others get in the way of my happiness. Don’t let someone else’s asinine thoughts get in your way either. Celebrate yourself and don’t sell yourself short. You are worth it and you are worthy.
This coming Saturday I will be having a celebration that has been a long time coming. The Camp is celebrating my 100 pound milestone. I am finally getting that shirt and I can’t wait!
Here’s to the next two weeks. May they fly by. And may all my tilapigus taste like turkey and stuffing. (Clearly, I’m ready for Thanksgiving.)
Find a reason to celebrate yourself today and let it be joyous.