Friday we drove back from dropping off the two most adorable little girls who had visited us this week for spring break. We love those little creatures and it feels weird to be in our home without them. And Peanut and Leo look so confused that they don’t have 4 little hands chasing them down to pet them every second. We’ll patiently wait until their next visit.
But the one thing that we were not patient with was traffic. We left around 9am trying to avoid the rush hour traffic. No go! Peanut and Leo and Hunni got a great view of Lincoln Financial Field home of his favorite Eagles while I got the view of a speed limit sign like the one on the left. The only difference was the speed limit was 55 and it said we were going 7…yep you read that right 7MPH! We were moving along at a crawl that did not make me happy. I just wanted to get home and lay on my couch with my furbabies instead of being stuck in my van for 14 of the last 24 hours.
Kind of gets me in the same mindset that I’m worrying about for my Weight Watchers weigh ins. We’ve all heard that the average weight loss is 2 pounds per week. I have gained about 5 with my emotional eating this past month which means two or so weeks and I should lose it right? Wrong! I don’t lose weight that way. I’m the 1 pound here…0.8 pounds there… 0.2 over here. And then there’s the gains. I get so annoyed when I’m not the 2 pounds+ per week girl.
But then I have to remind myself that 2 pounds is great but Weight Watchers is designed to lose 0.5-2 pounds per week. Sure 2 pounds would be wonderful but I need to be happy with the loss no matter what. Sure it may take me a month or so to lose the weight I’ve gained but I will get it off. I know the program, I know my fitness routines, and I know my life and how to live it…and I can do it. Not just I can…I will! My speed limit may not look like the one above and may be more like the signs we saw in Philly but I can do it my own way and will get there either way just like I got home today…just not as fast as everyone else.
Do you get frustrated when things don’t go as planned?