It's the waiting that kills me
Sunday, May 20, 2012
One of the hardest parts of any diet plan is the waiting around. I mean, if you don't have anything especially useful to do, or if you're tired, or if it's too late to go to the gym, or any of the million other reasons we wind up sitting around for a while, it also becomes harder to keep the faith. I find that in my idleness my cravings are stronger and much harder to sate through whatever means.
Then there's the simple fact that 2, 3 or 6 months or however long your projected timetable for your weight loss plan is a really long time. It feels great at the start to go running, making big strides and telling yourself that it'll all be over in a jiffy, that before you know it you'll have a great body that you deserve. But then week 3 or 4 comes along and you start to wonder if you can keep up the pace, or you just get bored or distracted. That's where not having a gym buddy hurts me, when my own motivation sags a bit and I start to feel isolated with all my bouts in the gym.
I'm holding strong on this latest push, and I'm doing my best to keep in mind that these motivational slumps *will* eventually come along. After all, this is only week 2 back on plan for me, so I'm still going strong. My gym buddy already failed on me after less than a week, which is typical for gym buddies that I've found. But it was nice having that extra company and I'm feeling its loss.
I also have another 3 weeks til I get paid again, and I'm stretched pretty thin. I'm using this as extra motivation for job hunting, though I refuse to apply to food service. Every time I've worked in the food industry in the past, I've ballooned rapidly. I am *not* going to make that mistake. In the mean time, I'm laying low and not doing much in order to conserve money. That too is another type of waiting around that saps my motivation.
One thing coming up soon, at least, is the start of that laser lipolysis treatment, which begins Tuesday. I've scheduled my weekly weigh in (albeit only a 5-day week this time) that morning so that I know exactly how much I lose over the course of the first set of treatments. I was at 302 this past Thursday, and I'm hoping to see 295 or so this coming Tuesday. I'm also taking water pills to purge any excess water bloat, so that the numbers gained/lost over the week with the laser lip can't be "water weight" or any such nonsense. Very interested in how this plays out, and I'm going to be just as intrigued by it if it turns out to be a scam as if it works miraculously. The point of most scientific experiments is to fail, and then document results.