This is the hard part: stepping on the scales and feeling disappointed at only losing 1.4 lbs during my first week. It’s a healthy loss and I would be very happy to sustain this level every week but for my kick-off week I was hoping for more. Because that’s what makes us feel good and helps us keep going, right?
Yesterday I started calorie counting. Again. For, like, the gazillionth time. Actually, I just took stock and this is the 5th time in 40 years that I am getting out the calculator and adding up the food I consume. Only nowadays of course I use an app and that is so much easier! So why am I doing this? I figured there are two possible reasons: