Saturday, May 12, 2012
1 pound a week. Realistic
2.5 pounds a week. Realistic
5-7 pounds a week (ignore the thought of 10 pounds per week). Unrealistic
To make lifelong changes and weight loss that will stick you have to make mini goals. Ok let me change that. I, I have to make mini goals and shoot for them. I shouldn't expect to loost 7-10 pounds a week and then keep it off.
Week 4 of the Biggest Loser Challenge is starting on monday. I have done NOTHING. But I had these big goals, these huge unrealistic plans. You know what I've realized, yes this was a "duh" kind of moment but bare with me. Maintaining my weight loss 5 years ago. That was easy. I didn't eat things that made me feel bad because well duh they made me feel bad and I wanted to feel better...thats part of why I emotionally over eat. I'm stuck in this mindframe of it I feel bad, eat to feel better. If I feel fat, eat and I'll feel better. If I'm sick, guess what, eat and I'll get better. But back to the point.
Maintaining a healthy weight. That was easy.
Gaining 100 pounds in a year/year and a half. That was easy to. Sad, depressed, mad, yeah that stuff. Painful, but it was incredibly easy to gain the weight back and more.
Losing this weight. Incredibly, sometimes feeling completly impossibly hard.
This is where I'm at and where I'm struggling. I'm remembering the me of 5 years ago when I lost 60 pounds in 2 or 3 months. I'm not even sure but it was like one day I was 230 pounds and terrified of getting to 250 and then three months later people kept saying how good I looked and I checked and I was 176. I had noticed having to get smaller clothing sizes but i was exercising because I wanted to (and the hot guy I flirted with at the gym) and I ate better because it made me feel good.
And now my boss is back from lunch so I will write more later