Monday, June 03, 2013
I'm not quite at my goal of 250lbs yet...but that's ok, because I've given myself until June 30. BUT...today I weighed in at the lightest I've been since having my daughter 4 1/2 years ago. If you've had a baby, you know exactly how exciting this is.
Interestingly enough, this last noted loss comes on the heels of a not-so good week. As in, I didn't feel all that great about life in general, I'm in the middle of my period, and sooooo hungry all the time!! I guess my faith in the process held together better than I thought it was. I think it's an example of toughing through the hard stuff and not giving up. I didn't have the emotional fortitude to solve all the issues that came up last week, but I was able to keep it all in perspective and not completely give in to the drama of the moment. As in, I didn't come up with 100%, but it wasn't 0% either. It may be counter-intuitive to celebrate 75%.....but I'm learning to be a work in progress.
What I've learned:
1. When I am having ridiculous hunger cravings that I respond to with crabbiness, it is better to find some satisfying carbs and then make up for it somewhere else than tough it out in the moment. (not necessarily a strategy that I would recommend for everyone, but it works for me!)
2. TRUST THE PROCESS!!! I can't stress this enough. I said it to myself many times last week. Especially when I was hitting emotional walls that I really wanted to eat my way through.
3. Patience. (Related to #2) This must just be one of those ongoing life lessons....I never seem to have enough.
4. I'm pretty awesome.