As far as patience being a virtue, I am the first to admit, it's a virtue I am lacking.
I was 287 lbs at only 5 feet tall, 42 years old and the mother of 3. I looked at this as a life and death situation
. I was fearful for my very life and terrified, simply terrified of leaving my children motherless. When the light bulb moment finally occurred, those factors does tend to make one VERY determined and yes - impatient.
For me, and we are all different, I used that impatience to my advantage. When I decided I didn't want to be fat any more, that I wanted to be a healthy fit woman, and and DECIDED to lose the weight, THAT gave me MUCH determination to stick with a healthy eating plan - no matter what. Through holidays, stress, parties, boredom - whatever. That impatience made my food choices impeccable.
Originally Posted by TraceyElaine
I know I could speed things up a bit if I ate a little better. My food intake is DRASTICALY better...but still not what it should be. But food is a huge struggle for me and for now I am doing the best I can to manage by exercising as much as possible. And I think it is a managable balance for me right no.
If this is indeed the "balance" that's right for you, as you say, then so be it. Nothing, nothing, NOTHING
wrong with 1 lb a week.
I think food is a huge struggle for all of us folks here at the 100lb club. Otherwise, we wouldn't be here. I am wondering though - are you making it more difficult then it has to be, by leaving the door open and "allowing" in too many "off" foods and then using "exercise" to make up for it. I'm concerned, because that can only take you so far. A commonly thrown around statistic, is that weight loss is 80% food, 20% exercise.
Yes, find your balance, but be open to changing things up when you see that things are no longer working for you and that maybe, just maybe, there may be a better way for you.
In the meantime, be proud of yourself, extremely, EXTREMELY proud of yourself for the wonderful changes and accomplishments you've made thus far.