Saturday, March 02, 2013
I've had a pretty good run at this. I lost quite a bit of weight, shrunk more than I had ever imagined and feel great. The pull back to my old ways is getting stronger, which is where the real "battle" is, isn't it?
I have had more than my share of "almost free" days of late, which I know is slowing my progress. Thank goodness I have at least kept up with the exercise, which is preventing any backsliding. Years ago my doctor confirmed that my metabolism is indeed slower than most people's. Hence the calorie deficit I have to achieve to lose weight gets overwhelming at times. Now as I go through menopause things are slowing even more. UGH! This being ever-vigilant can be exhausting. If I cut myself some slack, I tend not to go back to doing the right things, the healthy things that will get me to my goal.
I know this is temporary. I know I will get my enthusiasm back, but for now just writing this has helped. So again, this entry is probably more for me than anyone who might read it. I will refocus -- change up my eating and exercise perhaps to give myself something new to be enthused about.
Sorry for the rant. I just needed to push myself a little.