Keeping things in perspective
Friday, August 28, 2009
My sister and I were talking about weight loss last night. She was still a bit discouraged because she gained 0.2 last week and dident think she was going to lose any this week. I told her that she needs to not worry so much about week 1 and week 2 and think about week 30. She asked me how I have stayed so motivated after almost 8 months of doing this and I told her she just needs to not think so much and just keep doing what she needs to be doing. Thinking about it really does get you in trouble because you get obsessed with the number on the scale. You just need to take it one day at a time and try not to focus on where you are now but rather where you are going or how far you have come.
What has really helped me to stay on track is my weight goal chart. (www.fitday.com) I set a goal of 200 pounds by the end of the year and even if I go up a little one week I am usually still within where I need to be to reach that goal. It really puts things into perspective so you can stop focusing on the short term and focus on the big picture.