I have been struggling with my weight all of my life like alot of you out there. I started my most recent journey on January 14th when I visited a non-surgical weight loss physician to get on a supervised meal plan. The first two months were slow and difficult to get used to. I wanted so badly to eat the food my fiance, friends, and family were eating. But knowing that "you can but just watch your portions" never worked for me, I knew that I had to just stay away.
My loss didn't start picking up until June/July and in mid August I hit my first mini-goal of 50lb loss. The entire month of October and first week of November, have been yet another struggle. With stress of planning a wedding on my own, and often not leaving the office until 8pm, my weakness for comfort food did me in a few times. For those weeks I gained and lost the same 3-5lbs over again.
Last Friday, I realized that it's now or never. I can't afford to lose an entire month at a time in my progress just because I want to eat something I know I shouldn't. My body is so used to not having it, that literally one night of eating just one thing different, sets me back with 4-5lbs of instant water weight by the next day....water weight that then takes me 3 days to get off again. That's 4 days lost and forget it if it happens twice a week. (That's how my October went)
Now for my mini-goal.......this morning I hit 75lbs lost!! I had anticipated that I would do this by Thanksgiving. So I accomplished my mini goal....2 days early!!! I feel so great. I really feel today is going to be a great day. This is just what I needed to get over this hump. I have been so down because I have been lingering at this one darn number on the scale and just couldn't pass it. And not only did I get past it....I was in the 250s yesterday and today...expecting to be just below 250, I was shocked to see 248! I haven't seen that in 4 years!
I hope anyone that is having a hard time right now with the holidays coming up, or because you just can't get past that one number, or stress is getting the better of you, can read this and know that if you just stick to it....take one day at a time, you can meet your goals. I wish everyone the best of luck this week as I know it is a week of laziness, binging, and neverending leftovers. I am actually packing a few healthy sides to bring to my moms house so I can have some turkey and healthy sides...not all that bad stuff. I certainly don't want to gain this weight back and be in the 250s again.
Let's all get through this week and come out feeling great and not guilty, sad, or regretful! Good luck all and stick with it!! Be thankful for your health, and your perserverence and determination to get AND keep control of your body and life. Happy Thanksgiving!!