I hit a new milestone tonight! As of tonight’s weigh in, I have lost 50 pounds! It has been 7 months since I started. I gained last week for no apparent reason, and then this week I lost 5.2!!! I want everyone to know that sometimes it just works this way. We can get ourselves SO upset over gaining one week when we tried so hard, but it’s not about one week. It’s about long-term progress, and we have to get comfortable with the minor ups and downs. Trust me, I wanted to lose 50 pounds overnight, but obviously that wasn’t realistic. If you would have told me I could do it in 7 months, I wouldn’t have thought that was realistic, but here I am.
What if I had let my gain of .4 last week discourage me? I could have let that .4 become 1.4 or 5.4 or 10.4. Instead, I kept doing what I was doing because I knew I was on the right track. The scale just had to catch up to my efforts!
There have been struggles and it hasn’t always been easy, but I am being successful because losing weight and getting healthy is a priority and it is non-negotiable. This is how I am choosing to live my life now, and I am loving it.
My only complaint is that now I have NO clothes that fit! (I know, it’s a good problem to have, right?!) Too bad I don’t get a clothing budget with this new lifestyle! I’m not on a TV show that will award me with cash and prizes, but I have won the prize of a new leash on life. You can too. Stop wishing you could change and take the first step. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. You are worth it.