Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Lesson in Perseverance

I haven't talked too much about my weigh in's over the past few weeks and I really should have.  Not because they've been spectacular but because they haven't been my usual.  I have not had the best 3 weigh in's.  In these 3 trips to the scale, I have only lost a total of 1.2 lbs.  I had 2 weeks of 0.2lbs and this morning I weighed in and lost 0.8lbs.  Not that I was ashamed to share these losses with you, I just wasn't happy with myself.  I haven't stuck to plan as strictly as I should have and I definitely haven't been holding myself as accountable as I need to.  This is exactly why I should have been posting, more than ever.

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 lot few handfuls of M&Ms every time I open the fridge door, I've also been so sick that I haven't been able to get off the couch.  It's amazing how much activity you do in a single day when you don't do ANYTHING for a few days straight.

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!
   I gotta say....I love my shirt!!!!  It's so ridiculously bright!!!


  1. You should definitely be proud of your weight loss - you've been doing an amazing job! Don't get discouraged!

    And your kiddos are so cute, so you should be proud of that, too. :)

  2. I think you're doing great and I'm so proud of you.

    Love the talking and driving photo. bahaha.

  3. First and foremost, you're doing a great job with losing weight. In any weight loss journey, there will be peaks and valleys, and making sure you get back on track is the key. Don't get discouraged--it's going to happen for you because you're so dedicated to it!

    Second, you're kids are really precious! You deserve to be an extremely proud mama. :)

  4. You are doing awesome!! Like you said, any loss is a loss! And that's wonderful!!