Learning As I Go
Monday, May 17, 2010
Hi my SparkPeople! I'm pleased to say that the scale seems to be my friend, at least for right now. I'm down to 184! I can hardly believe it! I'm so close to 50 pounds lost...just 4 more pounds to lose. I know that I can definitely do this! 46 pounds is HUGE!!! I feel so good about my weight loss so far. I'm really doing this this time, despite the days when I feel wiped out. I'm continuously learning as I take this weight loss journey that it's an ongoing process with ups and downs.
Another lesson I've learned is to cut myself some slack. When it comes to losing weight I am guilty of setting myself up for failure. I've told myself that I wanted to lose "X" pounds in "X" amount of time and when I didn't meet that goal, I got frustrated, depressed, and ultimately fell back into the same bad habits that contributed to my weight gain. I'm trying to get better with that. I am trying to recognize that I can have goals but that nothing is absolute. One pound loss in 2 weeks is NOT the end of the world. A pound gained does NOT mean that I'm doomed.
I'm learning to appreciate my strengths and work around my weaknesses. I can do this! I am doing this! Thanks for all your support SP!