Friday, June 16, 2017
All right. I'm not complaining. I'm honestly sharing to help people see.
2 days (TWO DAYS) ago I posted about how my scale probably moved no more than a pound in a MONTH and I finally broke through to the next blip (tens) on my scale. I had been thrilled with that breakthrough, and yet, today, I was going to weigh myself again.
Why? Who knows. I told myself no, because I honestly didn't want to weigh myself until after I get back from vacation (leaving in 1 week) because I don't want to go through another month of frustration. I'm fine with the scale moving slowly to a point. I get frustrated, that is why I usually don't weigh myself often.
Then, for some reason, I got on the scale ANYWAY. 3 more pounds down. WHAT?
THIS is what everyone struggles with with weight loss. The fact that even though it should be simple math, it isn't simple. It can be hard, it can be random, and you never know what is going on.
I'm not telling you this to brag on this sudden loss, but to tell you that we ALL get frustrated. I was frustrated for a month. Then weird. We do not know what our body might do or how it will respond, but we could be 2 days from it making the progress we needed to see.
One thing that I have started saying to myself every time I get frustrated is this. "Weight loss is eating right and exercising. That will get you healthier, that is the ONLY thing that will help you lose. YOU ARE ALREADY DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO LOSE WEIGHT. It will come off." And the thing is, it is true.
I'm really doing this for my health this time. I don't want to be fat, OBVIOUSLY. But I don't want to die. I don't want to have a heart attack. I want to see my daughter grow and thrive. It is such a precious gift. I will do anything possible to be healthy. That is eating healthy and exercising and being active. If I never lost another pound I might be a little bummed, but it would be OKAY. I would be healthy.
When you get frustrated and want to quit. Tell yourself that your next breakthrough could be tomorrow. It could be in two days. But if you give up, it might be never. KEEP GOING.