Monday, October 5, 2009

Day 16, Round 2- GET TO 139.

weigh in: 149.2 pounds
gain of: 1.6 pounds
total loss to date: 12.8 pounds

average loss of: 0.9 pounds/day (if you round up :))

Yesterday I had an overwhelming desire to eat again. I fended off the hunger and desire since the day before yesterday, but couldn't hold out any longer. I weighed my options. We were going to a dinner party at our friends house that evening and I really wanted to eat the food. And, boy am I glad I did! The tenderloin was so tasty I ate quite a large portion! The salad, cheese and crackers, mushrooms and dessert (yep, I ate a little bit of apple streusel) were so delicious! When I look back on it, I am glad that I made the decision. I am going to have to go longer than 23 days more than likely, so it was nice not to kill myself or guilt myself yesterday. I can manage an increase in weight and stomach issues which accompany such a decision. I am dealing with the consequences. :)

I am also wondering how long it is going to take me to hit 139 pounds??? I am thinking, as I have last round to cut my losses, admit I just don't have the stamina to wait it out until I hit my goal (132 lbs.) and get as far as I can. I am going to push myself until I reach 139 pounds, and see what happens from there. That is only another 10.2 pounds instead of the 17.2 pounds it is going to take to reach 132.

I don't know if this is just cheating myself or not? However, I am just so very happy with how I look and feel! I would love all of your input on the situation. I also, really appreciate all of your comments informing me that apparently the second round is typically more difficult, for reasons that are not exactly clear. I think for me it is mainly psychological, but I am also having more difficulty keeping my energy up. So, this is my advice- if you are losing consistently on your first round, go as long as you possibly can. You won't regret it! I think I could have pushed through another 10 or so days and at a constant pound a day loss I would have been further along going into my second round. I don't know? Hindsight is 20/20. :) However, honestly it really isn't because what is to say I would have kept losing a pound a day with relative ease? Who knows? You can only look forward and at this moment I just need to stay focused and determined- GET TO 139. GET TO 139. GET TO 139. This will be my mantra. :)

1 comment:

  1. I've been told R2 is the hardest and I agree! It gets even harder when you are close to goal.
    The beginning of this round I fought Seasonal Affective Disorder, but sunshine and vitamins helped me. Also, it was recommended I cycle and I'm considering doing this to lose the last 8 lbs (or not)...maybe something you want to consider.