Thursday, March 25, 2010
I know that I am usually fairly optimistic and upbeat about things but last Friday kind of brought reality back into focus. Oh, I'm not saying that I am down in the dumps, but stepping on the scale and gaining 5 pounds was a bit of a shock to me.
I guess there is part of me that thinks that losing weight is going to be like paying bills. Just keep putting that money on things and the amount goes down. Well, that works until you buy something else and the bill goes up. So is like losing weight.
I understand that I and am just a biological machine that take in fuel and expends energy. The rough part is that I'm also human with all the foibles that go with that.
Although I was a bit chagrined about the gain, I also know that this is not going to just be an easy thing to do. I'll have ups and downs and need to remember not to get discouraged.
It just gave me a bit of a wake up call to not allow myself to get too far off course. There will be tough times and those times will get tougher as I get closer to my goal weight, but it's all good. I can finally see a few changes in my body and that helps me a lot! Other have remarked that they see changes in me as well, but since I'm with myself 24/7, I just don't see them like others do.
So it's onwards with the gym workouts, and all those wonderful "good for me" meals.
Life goes on...