I'll tell you first off - I am struggling! I am stagnant - stalled - halted in my weight loss. I still work hard and eat well, but nothing seems to move that scale. As time drifts by, I have felt my normally steely resolve...waning. I'm giving in to a few more calories than I used to, nothing crazy...just hitting the top end of my calorie range every day. Which means too many to show a loss. If nothing else, I know how to maintain! But that is not my goal. So I find myself repeating, "I am committed to being fit" every time I'm tempted by anything. Whether that is eating the wrong thing or not exercising. You know what? I am repeating that phrase all day long - all day - ALL FLIPPING DAY!! The shear amount this happens has given me pause. So here I am, refocusing once again.
I don't know about you but the hardest part of this process is consistently dropping your calorie intake. As you lose, you need to adjust. I've gone from being quite comfortable with what I'm eating to being on the edge of hunger. If all I had to do was increase the intensity of my workouts, I'd be sorted. But you cannot out exercise your food choices. You need to reduce calories AND workout regularly - well at least I do!
A dear friend sent this quote to me a while back...
Its important for me to remember that the measure of success is not in how fast I can lose this weight. Success in anything, losing weight, relationships, faith...is not if I can stay committed when things are going my way...
it is pressing forward
staying the course
keeping the faith
getting back up and trying again...
When they are not.