Friday, March 05, 2010
I knew this would be slower, and rougher. But not THIS slow! I haven't been perfect, but WOW... It is like I was prescient when I set my goals at losing 5 pounds a month. I thought I would easily exceed that weight loss rate, so that by now, I would have lost 25 lbs.
Now it looks like I need to reassess my expectations. You know, it generally is pretty easy when you first start out on a diet and the pounds drop pretty easily. That didn't happen. I am beginning to dread hitting a plateau. Last time, I didn't lose any weight for a month. Does this mean that THIS time, I will remain on a plateau for 3 months? Ugh.
For the first time, my diet has bothered my husband, and he is being (long pause)... particularly unsupportive. Heck, my diet is being unsupportive! My sister, who said she'd be my diet buddy, is being unsupportive. Looks like I am the only one who wants me to lose weight.
Well, *I* am still here for myself. I still want to be thin and look thin and feel thin. Thin felt and looked and even tasted GOOD! I just keep telling myself that I love myself enough to put in the effort, because the reward is so great! If "THEY" can't/won't support me, then I shall just have to give myself that much more.