This Time Is Different

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on July 20, 2017

in Weight Loss

A month ago, I swore I was going to get back in the habit of weekly weigh-in posts. It wasn’t so much because I love sharing my weight in such a public forum, but because the accountability to myself make such a difference. June 16 was my last weigh-in post and it’s now July 20. So, I guess it could be worse.

Last weigh-in (June 16):  157.8
This week: 159.2 (+1.4)
Pounds to goal: 26.2

An overall gain over the course of a month is not really the direction I would like to see things going. Obviously. I could make a bunch of excuses, but that’s not helpful. Instead, I’m just going to own up to the facts. In the last month, I’ve had more alcohol than I probably should have, given my goals. While I haven’t eaten terribly, per say, I certainly haven’t made a good diet my number one priority. I’m still getting in a lot of fruits and vegetables because there’s nothing better than some fresh summer produce. But, even a lot of healthy stuff still adds up to a lot of food, and more importantly, a lot of calories. I had a crazy couple of weeks at work and my energies went to that rather than my diet. The list goes on and on and…

It happens, right? Staying on track while trying to lose weight can be incredibly challenging. Initially, it’s easy. The excitement of a fresh start and those first few weigh-ins are encouraging, at least ideally. But, as the weeks pass, that determination wanes. That’s the point I’ve been at for awhile, I think. It’s not that I don’t want to reach my goal weight. God, I really do. But, there’s also that little voice in the back of my head whispering that I’ve been down this road before, so many  times over the last almost eleven years. I made some progress, I get complacent, I gain weight back. Why should this time be any different?

Well, screw you, little devil voice. This time is different. I want it more than I’ve wanted it since those early years on this journey. I don’t think I really realized that until I sat down to write this post. So, with renewed focus and energy, I power on towards my goal of 133 pounds.

It’s supposed to be hard, right?

Right.

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