As you can tell, I am not posting every time how much weight I have lost. That may seem weird to you if you are reading all these posts. I know you are dying to know. If you ask, I will tell... but I learned an important lesson yesterday.
When I stepped on the scale days 8 & 9... it showed 2 ounces of loss each day. I stepped on looking for 2 pounds, not 2 ounces to be gone!! To be honest it was a blow. I have memories of some of the guys in the office coming in each day and comparing their daily loss during their first week. They would brag about loosing 2 or 3 pounds a day. Here I was two days in a row loosing 2 ounces. It didn't seem fair.
On Sunday morning another guy who just finished his maintenance stage of the diet after loosing almost 70 pounds, asked me how it was going. I shared my frustration with him. He told me that his wife had about the same results. He reminded me that a man and woman's bodies handle things differently, but most of all he reminded me that "comparison is a thief of joy".
It is so true... comparison is a thief of joy. My weight had not gone up, it went down. I had gotten more active in those days. And I did not cheat, I stayed with the habits that I am trying to build. I began to rejoice in those things. Rejoice in the lessons (see my last post for some of those) I am learning.
Today, though I was nervous about my first full day at work on the diet, it went well. I was a little slow, but not sure if that was the diet, being gone for a week, or that I have a ton to do. And though this morning the scale told me I had lost 2 pounds and I rejoiced in that, I know I would have rejoiced in 2 ounces as well.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. - Philippians 4:4