The last couple of days I've been reflecting on the subject of scale envy. You know that silly little feeling you get when you hear of other people who have these big losses and you wonder why it can't be you. It's like if you & a good friend apply for a job, you both have the same skills and experience and your friend gets it ... part of you is ecstatic for them, but the other part leaves you wondering why not me.
I'm really happy with my losses lately - really, truly, happy. But when I've worked my butt off and I see people have losses of 3-7 lbs in a week and I can only dream of those it just leaves you wishing for it. I know there are all kinds of reasons behind these big losses, and I shouldn't compare myself. And really I don't think I do, I'm just venting a little and being a whiny baby. I'm just impatient and I want to be there NOW!
Then there are some people I know who just started following the South Beach Diet. They have each lost between 7-12 lbs in the last 2 weeks. It's just hard not to be envious. Especially since one of them is quite a bit trimmer than I am and she lost 7 lbs without even being totally strict. They're also 10 yrs younger and sadly that does make a difference. We all post together on a forum and I guess I'm feeling a little left out without having the big losses to celebrate along side them.
Anyhow, off with the negative and on with the positive. I'm feeling pretty good today. I actually feel slimmer and I can tell the capris I'm wearing today are looser than they were a few weeks ago. A few weeks back I had bought some shorts that I could barely get done up. They're still tight, but they do up easier now. My goal is to be able to wear those comfortably when we go to Oregon next month. They're perfect beach combing shorts. I've got 1 month to go!!!!
Bootcamp last night was awesome. I'm getting so much fitter! We did a ton of running stairs and I feel so much stronger with push-ups. I think it's time I challenge my GOAL for push-ups. I think I'm pretty close. Actually I think I'm going to have to set some new goals pretty soon as I'm going to accomplish them all pretty soon - woohoo! We did planks last night and it was supposed to be 2 sets of 1 minute each. I started my plank when she was still demonstrating it to the rest of the class and held it right through both sets - so probably about 3 - 3 1/2 minutes total.
Tonight I have bootcamp again, but with the tougher substitute instructor. This one does not believe in any breaks or stretching during class - she's go, go, go! It's pretty muggy so we'll be sweating buckets.