Despite a scale that led me to believe I lost four pounds last week, the lack of consistent exercise, and too many treats, I somehow managed to lose one pound during Spring Break. The most important lesson learned: there is no such thing as getting back to normal. Every week brings its own challenges and obstacles to eating right and exercising. Holidays and special occasions lead to calorie rich food choices. Dessert follows meals prepared for guests. Being away from home disrupts exercise schedules. I’m slowly learning that these are not excuses for making poor choices. Every week presents challenges to weight loss success. I’ll being working to stay motivated through all of these “not so normal” normal weeks. With only one pound to go to reach my original weight loss goal I plan to re-evaluate next week. I need to set new goals.