Revisions and Realism
Thursday, July 14, 2011
In the last couple of weeks I've struggled with how slowly the weight is coming off. The pounds don't slide off, they dribble off like slow moving sludge and my anxiety has risen each time I get on the scale and don't see the results I want. I've looked at the week of tracking and fitness and see that for the most part I'm doing what I should be doing. There is always room for improvement and I tend to look at life that way. Nothing is perfect and I can always do better. HOWEVER, I need to find the balance between perfection and reality. That is the lesson I am learning right now.
Thus, I have revised my goals to fit the reality. I am going to lose at a much slower pace and can't expect the scales to move any faster than my body and program allow. I'm not 20 anymore and the pounds that seemed to melt so quickly then aren't going to disappear that way now. I've always had a slow metabolism and that has really become evident as I age and have gone through menopause. I have learned to accept the process of aging gracefully and now I need to let my head know that it is okay to take the time to do this right. The weight will stay off and I will have more time to learn how to live my new lifestyle in the best possible way.
In the meantime, I'll keep tracking, exercising, and reading every motivational tip and entry on SP. It has really helped me to stay focused and read such wonderful stories of success and the struggles that others have faced and overcome. Being a loner by nature, that is one of the best benefits of SP. I can connect in a very safe way to others who understand the life-long struggle. Thank you SP Guy for helping us all to make revisions and find realistic goals and expectations for ourselves.