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your current weight you have heard or seen probably every “number” situation.
That losing weight is all numbers from counting calories to macros or that stupid
number on the scale or the amount of inches you lose. You’d think it’s ALL
numbers, that it’s the ONLY way to lose weight by playing the number game.
Maybe numbers help, counting calories or macros (which is what I am currently doing)
helps see what you actually PUT in your mouth. Seeing the number on the scale
go down and losing inches off those thunder thighs and wobbly arms is amazing!
But what could make or break the whole weight loss deal? What could be the
straw that broke the camel’s back?
in progress; each day I work towards a better me. Now I don’t think the old me
OR the current me or bad I just know that there is a fit bad ass woman who is
dying to come out. I would never consider myself in failure; I am a stubborn
bull so failing anything is not who I am.
it’s more like A+7= -100/5%. It is POSSIBLE to fail, if you’ve lost weight than
it is possible you’ve failed at it. Failure
is like that big mean bully in school trying to take your lunch money. You can’t
let that bully win at this game, YOU are strong, you will win and that bully
can go take a hike.
general failure lurks around every corner. With weight loss failure cause be a
result of wanting instant gratification, A+B=C in 20 minutes. Weight loss, it’s
not instant, it’s time consuming, whether you go to weight watchers, Jenny Craig,
work out at a gym or at home. It all takes time, to see the scale go down, to
be able to fit into size smaller jeans, to be able to use dumbbells that are
5lbs heavier than when you first started to workout.
YOU are not able to reach your goals. The only and yes I mean the ONLY thing
standing in your way is YOU. That’s it no ifs ands or butts about it. It can be
something small, family members not being supportive, friends making jokes, or
even a S/O that isn’t on board with your new weight loss. In life not everyone
will be on the same page as you, your decisions EVEN healthy ones to make you a
better healthier person someone could have a problem with. Don’t let doubt win,
that’s a scary monster that only exists In that pretty little head of yours. I
had many doubts when I started my weight loss journey so long ago, I still have
some now but they are far and few between. I am lucky, my family, friends, and
my boyfriend are the most supportive human beings I’ve ever met. I told them I
want to run a half marathon in October, and I get all the love and support I
had doubts when they first began. Maybe your loved ones aren’t supportive, trust
me there are people that are! I am in running groups, and it’s ALL positive,
weight loss groups the same thing. Branch out; find the people that will be
your support group and that monster that lurks won’t be around for long.
with fear. We were frienemies, it wasn’t loud or forceful, it was that dense
fog that slowly creeps up and wraps itself around your brain and doesn’t let
go. Fear could have you believe that you can’t meet those goals you set; it’s a
liar, a big huge, long Pinocchio nosed liar. Let go of that fear, push the fog
away, & drown it in HOPE and goals.
training (because you aren’t Barney Stinson), you wouldn’t want to hike Everest
without the proper training, right? You give up junk food, fast food, and sodas;
then you start walking every other day, that walking turns into running. Maybe
you go to the gym for the first time; I am here to tell you, no one’s looking
at you like you don’t belong there. Most likely they are staring out into space
thinking about school, work, their love life, and home. When it comes to the scale, make sure you
weigh yourself at the same time, same day of the week every time. It’ll be more
consistent that way and more likely will show the true weight loss. Take arm
measurements right after you weigh yourself, that can be even more showing of
weight loss than the scale (remember its evil).
it’s not possible. Start with 4% of your weight, I was 236.5 when I started
diet bet(ter) and now after almost 4 weeks I am 8.5lbs gone. That is just a
little bit more than the 4% that was asked to lose. I feel amazing that I lost
that 4%, it’s not a large goal but it’s very much an attainable one. Set a long
term goal, mine is be between 150-140lbs by December, even though it’s a lot I
have plenty of time to reach that goal. Remember to always love yourself and
your body, you only get one, and if you don’t like what you see in the mirror?
Change it, move, but don’t cover the mirror cause the reflection won’t change
unless you do.