So it is officially the mid-point of the BLC 20 and where am I? Am I where I should be at this point to reach the goals that I set at the beginning of the challenge?
Can you say NO? I can. I am nowhere near where I should be to get to where I want to be at the end of the challenge. My goal was to lose 25 pounds so I should have lost at least 12 pounds by now. Where am I? Umm well, I am sad to say that I have only lost 2.2 pounds in the 6 weeks. Okay, I know, that is still a loss and don't get me wrong, I will take it. I just REALLY want to get to Twoterville and I need to lose more than 2.2 pounds in the next 6 weeks to get there. At this rate, I won't make it to Twoterville in this challenge. I am going to take my eyes off of that for now. Now, before you all kick my butt and yell and holler at me, I have been given the opportunity for a one time (no extra charge) change of my goals for the challenge. So, with that in mind, I am making my goal to lose 5 pounds in the next 6 weeks. That would make 8.2 pounds lost at the end of the challenge. My stretch will be 10 pounds total at the end of the challenge.
I am still going to continue to work on my exercise and my servings of fruits and veggies as I previously set in my goal blog.
I am going to take my eyes off of Twoterville for now. Okay please don't gasp and start yelling at your computer screen at me. I need to focus on the actions and the process for now. I think that focusing on getting to Twoterville is also causing anxiety. Since getting the anxiety attacks under control is a major priority right now, I think this is the best thing. I will get there my friends! I know I can and I WILL!
I am going to restart my streak in a couple days and get that back on track. I am going to pull out my journal and take some time to write about the things that are happening along the "road". I will be pulling out the "map" and re-mapping out the journey. I will also work on not letting myself get stressed out trying to be perfect. I just need to keep pushing and not worry about being perfect. I am NOT in a challenge with anyone but myself so there is no reason to compare my "trip" to anyone else. I am not the same as anyone else so I won't be losing like others. I am not at the same fitness level as others so I can't expect to run a marathon tomorrow so I shouldn't beat myself up for not being able to do what someone else does.
Are you taking notes? Yep that goes for you too! You are unique so don't compare yourself or your weight loss to that of someone else. By all means, push and challenge yourself but don't try to run a marathon tomorrow if you haven't trained for it! Start where you are and work toward those goals.
Again, if you haven't been 100% perfect with everything. Don't beat yourself up. It isn't about being perfect. It is about being persistent. It is about being consistent. It is about picking yourself up and moving forward when you fall.
Don't forget this:
Celebrate where you are right now:
Make good decisions throughout the day:
Remember, we are all in this together! When you need help, reach out to someone and ask for help. Sorry that I forgot about that until it was really bad but I am back and I promise not to let that happen again! I know just where to go for help! Thanks to all those who checked in with me and prayed for me. Sorry that I didn't respond back (it is part of the anxiety). Just know that I appreciate it and I love ya'll for all your care and support!