I weighed 215.5 this morning for a loss of 7.5 pounds.
You know how the first response is to try to excuse such a loss with "well, the 223 I began with was probably high because of ----- (you fill it in)". Or - "I probably won't lose anything this week because this first week's loss was pretty big." Why do we try to downplay our successes? Are we afraid it will be short-lived? Are we afraid we won't be able to hang on and continue so we try to make it seem like not such a big deal?
NOT ME - I LOST 7.5 POUNDS THIS WEEK AND I'M HAPPY ABOUT IT!!! I DID IT BECAUSE I STUCK TO MY EATING PLAN EVEN WHEN IT WASN'T EASY AND I EXERCISED FAITHFULLY WHETHER I WAS IN THE MOOD OR NOT.
Hopefully your first week was a success as well regardless of the size of your loss. Let's keep calm and carry on.