I should not be disappointed with any loss. A loss is a loss, no matter how large or how small. I'm fortunate enough that I haven't gained any weight since I've started. I'm also very fortunate that I've been able to say goodbye to 14.2lbs so far. But somewhere on my journey, I lost focus of this. I've been so used to substantial losses every week that I lost my appreciation for any loss. I have to thank my mother for helping me come to this realization. She reminded me that I've been fortunate to have lost so much in such a short period of time (she hasn't been as successful as I have been number-wise but I'm proud of her for sticking with it. Plus I have way more weight to lose than she does).
I am fortunate that I lost anything over the past 3 weeks. Not only have I eaten a
As many times as my Leader has said "it doesn't happen overnight," it's never really hit home until today. I didn't gain all this weight in one day (although I'm pretty sure it didn't take too long) so I'm not going to lose it in all at once. But it's definitely going to take longer to get rid of it than it did to gain it. I have to refocus myself as I start this new week. I have to get back to the basics. That a cup of fro yo doesn't include the heaping mound that sticks up over the top of the measuring cup (yes I measure it out). That the handfuls of M&Ms that I eat and forget about actually count towards my daily intake, regardless if no one saw me eat them. I'm excited to refocus and get to the 15lb mark. I'm only 0.8lbs away which is definitely an easy goal to make for this week. And if I don't reach it at my Tuesday weigh in, I'm not going to be ashamed. It's just something to work toward.
On a lighter note, thanks to everyone for checking out my guest blog yesterday!!!
Now I'm off to see my lovely friends (I know you're reading this Nicole!!!) for much needed girl time.
But I can't leave you without a picture or two ;)
|Love this although no one is looking at the camera lens (we're looking at my fold out viewfinder)|
|Love my lil man!!!|
|We're in trouble....driving and talking on the phone already|
|love this face!|