February didn't end like I wanted it to as far as my weight was concerned. I had a good month overall and got down to 197.6 on February 22. I was in the groove and felt good until that last week. Then things just fell apart and for no good reason. I ended the month at 199.0. I was letting the last week of the month color the whole month. I was writing off February and telling myself to start fresh now and not let a bad month mess me up.
I realized this morning that I hadn't taken my measurements in several weeks. I almost skipped it because I didn't want to be upset by the fact that my measurements hadn't changed. I decided that denial was not a good idea. I needed to face the facts and move forward so I bit the bullet and got the tape measure.
I was fully prepared to note the same numbers from the beginning of February. Imagine then my surprise when the first measurement I took was smaller and it was my neck! I was certain that the tape measure had been turned over and I was reading the wrong side so I tried again and got the same number. That was good, but I wasn't convinced yet. I moved down and measured my bust. Smaller too. WOW. Over and over I measured myself and I was smaller, except for my arms which stayed the same.
For the month of February I lost 4.75 inches all over my body! Yahoo. That was just the encouragement I needed to realize that February was a good month. I let less than two pounds the last week of the month color my whole month, when, in fact, February was a better month than January when it was measured with the tape measure. In January, I lost 4.5 inches which was great. But in February I squeezed off 4.75. Considering that February shorter than January by three days, that makes the success even sweeter.
I think I have my head on straight now for March. I'll continue to lose pounds and inches and have an even better report on April 1.
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