Setting goals for myself is one way I deal with my weight loss, I don’t reward myself with food, I don’t reward myself with material things like jewelry with personalized name plate on it, I reward myself with the way I look and feel. I haven’t stepped on a scale since I first started my weight loss journey over again a few months ago. What I have been doing is having my photo taken in a swim suit, once a month for the past 3 months. I myself, have refused to see the photo, but I have my HONEST husband let me know if there’s a difference (good or bad).
This morning however, I decided to step on a scale, it’s been 3-4 months since I last did it…And personally stepping on a scale is not a good thing for me, I tend to get obsessed with the number, obsessed with stepping on it multiple times a day… Just plain old obsessed…. But I decided one time wasn’t going to hurt me, and then after that, have my husband hide the scale from me again…
To my surprise, I’m 20lbs down from the last time I weighed myself. Happy? OF COURSE! However, I’m not fully satisfied, I can’t see the change in myself, others can, but I can’t, and I hate that. I hate that weight loss takes time to do it right, I wish there was a quick fix, but there really isn’t. I struggle…Daily! Working out, eating right, doing the right thing.
Take today for instance, I love my Zumba classes, but it’s like 95 degrees outside today, there’s no air conditioning in the big ol’ warehouse we do Zumba in, it really doesn’t motivate me to get off my butt and go tonight… But I will… I have to… 20lbs down is a huge defeat in this journey and I can do at the very least 10 more before we leave for Florida later this summer.
Do you struggle with your weight loss journey? How do you keep motivated? How do you keep going, even on the days or weeks your just not up to it?
June 19, 2012 – 4:04 PM - | Posted in daily life | 1 Comment »