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Veruca Salt

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I'm having a Veruca Salt kind of day..."I want it NOW!" I'm feeling awfully impatient and would like, by sometime this afternoon, to drop 20 lbs. or so. I want to wake up tomorrow morning and be able to comfortably wear my smaller clothes. But something tells me that's not going to happen.

"Slow and steady wins the race" has been my catch phrase, and it's serving me well. I remind myself daily to be patient. I'm doing my part by watching my calorie intake and burning off some of those calories with exercise. And who am I to argue with the laws of math and science? But for some reason, today's a doozy. I'm really struggling with it.

I've had non-scale victories like fitting into my "smaller" big pants. I can climb the stairs in my house *without* getting out of breath. I have a lot more energy than I had a month ago. Progress, not perfection, right?

So, I guess I just have to hold on tight and wait for my impatience to pass. Oh, the irony!
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  • no profile photo NINJA_SMOO
    Hahah! I have Veruca Salt days pretty often I think. If only we could (healthily and safely) lose those extra pounds by this afternoon!

    Oddly, I was actually thinking about Willy Wonka yesterday and the full meal gum with the other girl who turned into a blue berry. Coincidence? I think not!
    2566 days ago
    So perfect! I feel that way so often! (This isn't brattier by the way) I know that there are days that I am so excited that I have lost weight and I feel better, healthier and more confident, and then I think of what I haven't lost, what I haven't done, and I want it DONE, I want it NOW. I think that there are times that we all feel this way. Ahhh, someday, when we reach that goal, we will laugh and think, We did it, it wasn't that bad!
    2566 days ago
    I so know this feeling! It can be hard to trust that I'll get there eventually. But I try to remember that it only seems like a long time when it's happening. Afterwords, it will seem like it went fast.

    Keep up the good work!
    2568 days ago
    Lol! You are so good at articulating how you are feeling. I can definitely be a Veruca Salt from time to time... Maybe it's from being so dang busy, but I've honestly felt the opposite (don't shoot me!)- I can't believe how fast I've lost this weight (if you would have told me in January that I'd be here today, I'd LAUGH). If you're impatient today, maybe look ahead to the coming weeks and months- as long as you stay on course you will have gone so far!

    You are so right- slow and steady wins the race...
    2568 days ago
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