Monday, January 12, 2009

Week 2

It's the start of week two. Sometimes I look at the big picture and see how much I really have to lose and it becomes very discouraging. But other times, I see the light at the end of the tunnel and remember why I'm doing this. When you're battling not only losing weight, but an addiction to food a week seems like an eternity. Going into my second week I feel pretty good about this still. Before I started this time I really had a nice long talk with myself. I keep visualizing all my goals and all my rewards. I want to go out for my 30th birthday party and look good and feel good and not be embarrassed. I want to travel and not have to worry if I'm going to fit in the airplane seats. I want to live life to it's fullest and not be held back. It's a struggle, day to day to day, but in the end, it'll be worth it. I'm sure of it.


becklette said...

hey, thanks for stopping by!

i don't know what your goal is, but mine is a 101 pound loss. so, eek, i get how it can be overwhelming. after a year, when i still had 76 pounds to go? overwhelming. after 2 years, with fifty-some left to go? still overwhelming, maybe more so. going into the third year, i'm thinking, wow, i've lost FIFTY POUNDS. i can totally knock out fifty more. and... it's still overwhelming. i've already lost more weight thatn most people ever do. and i have that much more to go. but i know what happens when i give up (and so do you: it comes back +5) and i'm not gonna let that happen again.

so, i had a plateau that lasted like 15 months. but i kept getting on the scale every day and striving to make a better choice and, eventually, through a coincidence, i broke through it.

keep it up!

DonnaLynn said...

It can be overwhelming. I'm at that point now, too. Only instead of hearing, "You'd be so pretty if..." I hear, "You look fine how you are" and I don't believe it because I am so overweight. I have around 100 lbs to lose myself, and recently hit my first small goal, only to bounce back up two days later. Clothes are fitting better and I see it in the pictures I send to my husband (who is in Iraq), but that number on the scale still haunts me.

-DonnaLynn in Hawaii

Laurens_Closet said...

Those starting weeks really DO make you want to say "why am I doing this" and then the weeks to come feel a lot the same way. Then YOU start noticing that you're losing weight but no one says anything... HANG IN THERE. My friend told me that no one will notice until you've lost 30 pounds. And she was RIGHT! Then the compliments come in that feels really good! (until you start thinking you're so hot that you don't need to lose any more weight. That's a whole OTHER story.)

YOU CAN DO IT! And I like to keep the perspective that, pretty much, no matter how big you are~ you're someone else's goal. Losing 20 pounds, 80 pounds, 100 pounds~ it all sucks. It's all hard. BUT YOU CAN DO IT.

Good luck!


Rachel ! said...

It'll be overwhelming sometimes in the middle or the end, too, I hear. So now is the perfect time to practice keeping your chin up, gritting your teeth, and continuing to GO! I just stumbled across your blog and I wish you the best. Good luck!