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Patience.


Friday, June 25, 2010

They say that patience is a virtue. I believe that "they" are close to being right on that one. We exercise patience with our kids, our spouses, our friends or coworkers. But what about having patience with yourself? This is my struggle.

Today, I have no patience. I want everything and I want it now. Maybe I am channeling a two year old having a temper tantrum somewhere. But in all seriousness, why do I lose all patience when it comes to weight loss? I am doing REALLY WELL with eating within my calorie range, drinking all my water, and have completely eliminated alcohol from my life. Huge strides and all things that make me very PROUD of myself. So, why am I not to my goal weight?

So far, I have lost 8 pounds since June 1. Progress and I am content with that. But why isn't it 20 pounds or even 15 pounds? (sigh) Just no patience today.

I went for a great walk today. And I am going to go home after I pick up the kids and do more. I don't know what just yet. But it is time to step it up and do more. The more I do, the quicker things will happen. Right? Maybe? I guess that the more I do, the less patience I will need to exercise with myself because then I will be doing EVERYTHING I can to lose this weight.

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ALIMESSA 6/26/2010 2:08AM

    Patience is hard...I've learned to try and not focus on the weight loss quite so much, and instead focus most of my attention on establishing healthy habits...the weight loss will inevitably come as a byproduct of my healthy lifestyle!

Good luck to you! Stepping it up and getting in lots of exercise is always a great plan!!

As always,
Stay Strong

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