Friday, February 08, 2013
After spending three weigh ins at 213.something, I lost 1.6 lbs (211.6) this week, bringing my total weight loss to 41.4 lbs. I am halfway to goal (83 lbs). WooHoo!
Let me give a small moan about how incredibly long it is taking to lose weight. Moan moan moan. This is friggen hard. And Long. It feels like each pound is stubborn and hard won. I remember when I first started when the pounds were just flying off the thighs. Now they have to be pried off with a crow bar.
And let me rant a moment about Al Roker. I watched an interview with him on NBC (maybe on the today show? I saw it on-line) and he talked about how maintaining is the hardest part. He said "I think everyone can lose the weight, but keeping it off ..." This from a man who had gastric bypass because he couldn't lose the weight independently. And I hear it around SP too, how maintaining is harder then losing. I have never got to maintenance, so I don't know. I have spent 20 years FAILING at losing the weight so maybe I will be a super star maintainer.
I guess I think that whatever you are doing right then is the hardest part. It is incredibly hard to push myself with exercise, to run and do yoga, etc, and only lose 2 lbs over three weeks. That is a lot of commitment and work for a small number change on the scale. I believe the work I am doing has other benefits (it just isn't a means to weight loss), but it is hard.
It is hard to watch my weight loss slow and my weight loss line go above the yellow line and know that I am not going to meet my goal (though I am not giving up and not stopping). But that is hard. To feel like a failure in the middle, while working your ass off = hard.
So I am tired of hearing people say Maintenance is the hardest part, though if I ever get there, I will probably think so too.