It's a good thing I've been doing some work at getting focused again BEFORE my Monthly Weigh In this morning... otherwise I might be tempted to bellyache and complain, moan and groan, and generally get discombobulated!!
But... I kinda knew it was coming. And since I've already been working to turn it around, it's just a minor blip on the radar. I'm over it.
The best way to explain my attitude is to share the gist of something I wrote to a friend. She is dear to me, and we have a lot in common on this journey. She is also dealing with slow weight loss. Here it is:
Last year on Dec 1st I was 360. This year, one year later, I am 337. For most people I would be written off as a failure. And when I compare myself to OTHERS, I feel that way too.
Then I back up, and remember the big picture. My highest ever was 460. I have lost and ALWAYS regained the weight and more multiple times in my life.
I have sooo many things that I needed to work on, to change a lifetime way of being...
I read a lot of weight loss blogs now... and notice that some who are are "smaller" and younger and healthier, really do not understand the jagged, up and down progress that some of us have. They mean well, but they compare. And I understand that... it's a natural thing to do.
Even when I am spot on with EVERYTHING, I still bounce up and down. I just do. Factor in my goof ups and excuses and illnesses and injuries, and I look like the proverbial bouncing ball!
But... and this is a big but... this is the first time in my life that I didn't go on a "diet". It's taken time to find what will work for me for life, but I think I am getting close.
AND this is the first time I didn't hit the wall, and regain it ALL back plus more.
You seem to have a similar losing pattern as I do. The ups and downs, the holding levels, the slight ups, the rally and then we get going again.
Please be encouraged. Don't forget how far you have come. We may never be "skinny". But I totally believe we can go farther. Much farther.
I am in this for the long haul. I will be here, I am going no where. No matter how many hits I take, how many times I get knocked down... no one, nothing, will prevent me from getting back up.
At times I struggle. I make mistakes. I make excuses. I get tired. I just want it OVER.
But I will go on.
And you, my dear friend, will be right there, too, going on.
We will overcome.
By the way... Jim made these "fun" Complaint Department thingies a few years ago to sell... before 9/11. They are real grenades, defused and hollowed out. He thought they were funny, but was surprised at all the varied reactions. But then, Jim DOES have quite the mischievous and quirky sense of humor.
From Dr Phil's book: "Gain emotional closure... refuse to live with unfinished emotional business."
My verse for today: "Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice."
My quote for today: "Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." --George Washington
Enjoy the Journey,