It's unreasonable to expect to lose the weight quickly, as most of us put it on a little at a time over the years. Just as it takes 3500 extra calories to gain a pound, it takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose that pound. So, whether we choose to eat fewer calories or burn more calories through exercise to create that deficit, we still have the same science in play.
The biggest thing to remember is that you can't wait until you lose the weight to be everything you want to be. We are all a work in progress - we won't suddenly be perfect or happy the day we step on the scale and see our goal weight. We'll still have the same situations surrounding us to deal with - family, finances, jobs. The problems don't go away because our weight is that "perfect" number.
So, enjoy the journey.
"It's never too late to be who you might have been." ** George Eliot
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." ** Amelia Earhart
"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight." ** Helen Keller
I recite the famous line from "The Little Engine that Could" - I think I can, I think I can-----I knew I could and little by little, time passes and the weight begins to come off. Look for each tiny step and make a big production of it. Reward yourself for the little things. While the scale may not go down, maybe you have increased energy, maybe your blood tests came up better, maybe the clothes start feeling a little looser. Then soon after that, you might see the scale go down.
"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read." - Mark Twain
current weight: 277.2
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i remember the old fable..the tortoise beat the hare :) when i get really low I come on hear and read insprational posts by people who have lost lots and see their journey didnt happen over night or even in a few months ,some it was years..BUT THEY DID IT ! and that is enough to reassure me. I also keep busy and dont dwell on the scale..i go more by how my clothes feel ..slowly slowly loosey poundsy and poundsy equals stonesy ..stay strong x
Just go about your daily routine. You didn't put the weight on overnight, you can't expect to take it off overnight. It has taken me 2 years to lose 117 pounds. I figure I am worth the time and effort. The time is going to pass anyway.
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