Weigh-In Week Two – Doing Things Just for You!
Have you ever wanted something so bad that when it comes it’s like Christmas morning? That is how I feel about my weigh-in!
This week I lost 2.2 pounds. Due to my huge weigh-in (no pun intended) from last week, I thought that I would lose another 5 pounds easily. You know when you are totally expecting something to happen and you are so sure it will happen but in reality, you don’t really have control? Yeah, that happened again this week. I really need to stop placing expectations on myself or the scale. However, I am very happy and grateful that I am still moving down! And that is what this is all about.
When I think about my eating and exercise, I can’t say that I did anything wrong. The danger in watching shows like the biggest loser is that you are always expecting a big loss and you feel like a failure if you don’t have one. Losing a lot of weight is really not typical. In fact, it is not recommended for long term successful losses. I will say while I am nowhere near where I want to be, I am excited that I am 14 days in, still feel great, and my momentum is still going. I don’t feel deprived. I won’t say there haven’t been challenges (donuts anyone? what about Cheetos?) but I have overcome them some how each time each time these ugly bears show up.
This Week’s Message
One thing I do want to say: Do whatever it takes for YOU to lose weight (or whatever) your struggle is. Don’t listen to what your friends or family have to say. You have to do for you what is going to make you feel good. Friends and family mean well but they may always not know what is good for you. More importantly, the things your friends like may not be the thing you like. I can remember wanting to join a gym 6 months ago but was discouraged. Not by anyone who was trying to sabotage me but by a person who loves me. For this person, a gym is not necessary to workout. They love the outdoors so the gym was not for them. However, this was not the case for me.
I’ve done several things in the past to lose weight. I’ve used DVDs at home, I’ve walked my neighborhood, I’ve joined gyms in the past. They all work. At some point, I liked to do all of them. Right now at this time, I need to be in the gym. There is something about being around other people who are getting their fitness on with me that is encouraging. Having this mindset also helps me to control what I am eating. I am more mindful of everything I am putting in my mouth and it is just a tad easier for me to say no to certain trigger foods or to have the second portion because I know I am going to have to pay for it at the gym.
Just remember to always be true to YOU. If you are, everything else will be easy.
Comment below and let me know how your week went! Did you do something just for you?
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