The weight loss journey plays some serious games with my mind. It’s a crazy roller coaster for me. I have the highest highs and the lowest lows. I think the hardest part is having to recommit everyday, to reevaluate, and to just keep going. Some days it feels like there is no end in sight, like it is never going to happen. But, I just keep going. I think a major key to weight loss success is never giving up. We will all have bad days. It’s over coming them and starting again that will bring us success. If it was easy everyone would be skinny and it would be no big deal.
I get frustrated because I feel like I have to relearn things over and over again. This week was all about moderation. I really watched my calories and portion sizes but did not deprive myself. Deprivation does not work for me. I made it to the gym everyday. Work outs are key when you can’t deprive yourself. J I feel really good about my choices. The thing about moderation in calories and exercise, is that it is a lifestyle that I can live with. I can continue on without feeling like I am dieting. That is really important to me.
So, this week I am happy to say that I lost 1 pound for a total of 26.5 pounds lost.
I will admit that there is a part of me that is embarrassed at my slow pace. But, I keep quenching that part and lifting myself back up. Time passes whether I’m losing or not and I could easily be up instead of down right now. If I work really hard, I am still optimistic that I can reach my goal by the end of the year. If not, I’ll still be down and continue on into the next year and the rest of life.
I’m so thankful for all of your support and encouragement. This blog and all of you continue to motivate and keep me moving forward.
I can't wait to look down and see my goal weight. I am doing this!!!!