LAST WEEK’S WEIGHT LOSS: 0.2 lbs
Yeah, yeah…enough already. That does say zero-point-two pounds lost. I know it’s not that much, but cut me some slack, okay?
Given how much baking and candy madness overtook my house last week, it’s amazing I didn’t gain back the weight I lost the week before last (3.8 lbs in case you forgot!) and then some. So, pathetic as it may be, I’m mighty proud of my little zero-point-two. Two-tenths. Of a pound. Well, heck, that’s 91 grams, which is nearly a whole kilogram, and goll-ly that sounds like something to celebrate!
Yes, you have now discovered that one of my many skills is the ability to twist a near-defeat into a resounding victory through the convenient application of the metric system! Such genius!
This so-called genius is also known as "self-delusion" to my husband, but I prefer to think of it as optimism. And hey, there’s research to prove that optimists live longer than pessimists (19%, actually, which is nothing to sneeze at; especially in metric days!), so there, stinky! Put that in your pipe and smoke it! (What does that mean, anyway? It has a vaguely racist feel to it…anyone know the provenance of that old nugget and care to share? Enlighten us all!)
So the point of all this is that I’m not at all disappointed with my overall weight loss, especially if you take the last two weeks together, in which case my total loss is four pounds, and I’m averaging 2 pounds per week. I know, two weeks doesn’t make much of a trend, but it’s a start, and a step in the right direction. The other nice thing is that I’m now down 44 pounds overall from where I first started, which means I’m only 6 pounds away from hitting 50 pounds lost (again) and also less than 20 pounds away from my final goal.
Somehow, from here, 20 pounds doesn’t seem all that bad. After all, that’s only ONE stone, six pounds!