The other side of being honest with myself
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Yesterday I wrote about being honest when I go over my calorie range or eat something off plan or phone in the exercise. Today I want to write about the other side of being honest with myself. Being honest with myself includes taking ownership of the hard work and dedication it takes to have a successful weight loss. My husband and I were watching TV the other day and the report was on weight loss. I can't even remember what they were saying but I made a comment that it wasn't that hard to lose weight if you just find what works for you and stick to it. I thought my husband was going to come off the couch! He said "What do you mean it's not that hard! You exercise for hours a week, you are on the computer for hours a week planning your food and finding meals for us to eat! You work really hard at it!" My first reaction was a rush of love for him that he was so supportive of me. The second reaction was "Huh, you're right, I DO work hard at it!" I will not only own the failures I have but the triumphs as well. I track my food and my fitness. I research articles on health and fitness. I stay active on my team challenges to help my learn new patterns. I work out for 5 more minutes at a time some days. I have lost 38 lbs and I will lose 38 more. It's not easy!