Tuesday, April 02, 2013
After having lost 118lbs, I can tell you from experience that weight loss is NEVER and has NEVER been a consistent, linear experience.. linear meaning the line on the graph goes down at the same rate over the same amount of time..ie.. a consistent 1-3 lbs per week. It looks far more like the ups and downs of a stock market graph.
Like judging the quality of a stock, it isn't what it has done over a week or a month but what has it done over a significantly longer period of time.
One thing that people lack is patience. I have made unbelievable mistakes and even deliberate "mistakes" ie.. binges that would make an obsessive dieter cringe but yet have managed to lose alot of weight and accomplish some pretty epic things fitness wise. Long term success ALWAYS belongs to those who will stick to their guns and stay the course rather than fretting about week to week progress. Remember that this journey and lifestyle is for LIFE and it will take time for things to happen.
Far too many people pull the plug and quit not realizing the magic that was happening inside just because the scale didn't move, aborting what should have been their success story.
Stick to your guns at all costs even if the scale is not moving...
What will you do to be a success today?