It’s Monday! You know what that means? It’s weigh in day. Some people dread weigh in day, I know I used to fear the scale. However, since I no longer attend the Nazi boot camp, I’m cool with the scale. It only reflects a number at a point in time. It does not define the quality of my character not does it define my happiness.
I’ve digressed, just that quickly. Back to the title of this post; tracking matters. Tracking matters because it gives you a record of where you’ve been and it also can offer a look into where you are going. After I weighed myself this morning, I thought 5 weeks and no progress has been made. Well when I looked at my weight tracker, it occurred to me that no progress is not exactly true. Sure I’m the same weight today as I was 5 weeks ago when I came back to WW, but I’ve lost 1lb for the last two weeks straight. That’s big to me. It’s big because I’ve lost that weight just by counting and tracking my points. I’ve not worked out at all because I was recovering my marathon experience. (Not true for last week…I was just too lazy…but the first week was valid recovery)
I’ve decided that a 1lb per week loss is good for me. More will be great, but 1lb is better than 0lb.
Do you track what you eat? Why have you (or have not) found it useful? What are your weight loss expectations?