Today’s Weight: 167.0
Loss/Gain: – 1.5
—> That’s what I did when I saw the scale.
This past week included a visit with TOM, which isn’t the best eating time for me. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was hoping for a maintain and was happy with a loss.
After posting Wednesday about figuring out my new schedule and getting more sleep I’ve felt so much better about getting back on track. Not only am I better rested and motivated to keep working towards reaching my healthy weight, but I feel free to do so … in the best way for me.
Please allow me to explain (or stop there if you need to go, I completely understand.)
We all know there are realities that need to happen for weight loss. For me, I need to eat less sugar and starchy foods (more on that later), be content with feeling satisfied at a meal and not needing to be stuffed. I also need to exercise regularly.
And I have times I do great with all of this and other times I don’t do so well. Outside of following the above, one of the biggest battles I’ve fought in this journey is feeling like I’m losing weight the “right” way.
Some days I might feel like I fit in with the “popular” health crowd because I’m doing what everyone else is doing, and some days I may feel like I’m so not a healthy eater and thus not “popular”, but you know what….I don’t really need to care.
And when I don’t care, when I simply learn and change in ways that are beneficial for my health, not change just because I’m bowing to the peer pressure of the weight loss world, I feel so much more free.
Free from worry that I’m not doing something right.
Free from rejection if I’m not eating like ________.
Free from fear of failure because I don’t live like _________.
Don’t get me wrong, as I said above I know what needs to be done to be a healthier weight. I know I’m a girl who is not going to be naturally thin and there are boundaries I have to set to keep me in a healthy place.
But when I take the focus off of what others think of me and my choices and place it on what I need to be doing for me, let me repeat that … for me….not for somebody else…for me, it makes for a much happier journey.
*insert contented sigh*
If I can only get my kids
friends, fellow church sisters, oh heck…everyone to learn this lesson before they are 36 years old…. 🙂
Well, time to go. I’m off to get moving on a what will be a very busy day and weekend. Thanks again for checking in on me. It’s not over!! 🙂
Have a great weekend!
I love the perspective of doing it for me!
Nice loss this week too!