When I weighed myself today, I found that I’d maintained my weight this month – I didn’t gain or lose anything. On the one hand, I’m disappointed that my weight didn’t go down, but on the other hand, I’m relieved, because it could have been a lot worse. I’m coming out of a slump this month, and although I’ve been doing well the past week or so, I’m lucky I didn’t gain more than I did.
My goal in this blog is to be as honest as I can, so I have to say that this month was tough for me. For whatever reason, I didn’t have any motivation to eat well or work out – and when I weighed myself two weeks ago, I found that I’d gained back 4 pounds! Yikes!
The good news is that I was able to get back on track, and I lost the four pounds I had gained by the end of the month. But this post was still really hard to write. I wanted to brag about how well I was doing. But, sometimes it gets really difficult. Temptation is always rearing its ugly head, and I was able to resist it some of the time, but not enough. I have to remind myself not to be disappointed that I stayed the same weight, and instead to be glad that I got myself back on track.
There are so many reasons I want to lose weight. But I’ve been overweight for so long that sometimes it’s hard for me to imagine that reaching a healthy weight is possible. The thing I have to fight more than anything else is complacency. There is a part of me that wants to be passive – to give in to a lifetime of obesity.
The strong part of me has to fight. I have to wake that passive part of me up – throw some cold water on her face and remind her of what’s behind the door to my future if I don’t get healthy. Diabetes. Chronic joint pain. A shorter lifespan.
I want to be at my son’s graduation from college. I want to know his future wife, and play with my future grandchildren.
So, I have to get angry. I have to remind myself that I’m not doing this so that people will look at me in a certain way. I’m doing it for my health, and that’s all that matters!
And I’m gonna make a comeback! So you better come back next month and check out how I’m doing, cause I’m gonna have some great numbers to show!
This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.
People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.
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