Yesterday morning I was pretty vexed about this whole weight loss thing. My scale was up…a lot. Yes, I had a “free day” and too much to eat Sunday night, but still. To be up so much was weird especially after a good, within-the-calorie-budget day.
Needless to say I ended up calling my friend because I have some inklings about what I eat making a big difference in losing any more weight. I’ll write more about it later, but with a large family history of Type II Diabetes I’m thinking I may have slight insulin resistance. I’ve been reading about it and I have a feeling that’s why I lose weight well when I cut out sugars/breads and then really have to burn lots of cardio calories to lose weight if I’m eating that stuff.
Like I said, more on that topic later.
My friend was wonderful to help me discuss some of this and encouraged me to keep going and find what’s best for me. Then I finally got myself out the door for my run.
Later in the day I was looking up a link for yesterdays post among my old posts and I came across this one from June 2010.
It began with “Dear Leah,
When your weight loss journey gets rough please take a minute to read this letter and be reminded of why you are working on becoming healthier and more fit.”
So, I took a minute and read it.
It was exactly what I needed to hear..from myself about 35 pounds heavier than I am now.
If you have days you struggle, or are struggling now, please take a minute to read this. Because the same reasons I didn’t quit then are the same reasons I won’t quit now. I hope you’ll be as encouraged as I was.
A Letter To Myself — In Case You Forget... From June 2010
What you eat can make a big difference in how fast you lose. However, you also have to decide if you can eat that way for the rest of your life and be happy. Sometimes you have to find the middle ground between eating in a sustainable way and your goal weight.
Yes, that's true and that's what I'm trying to figure out now. I know the calories are still too high on some days, so I need to continue to work on that as well.
I've just gone and read your letter to yourself. It was like reading how I feel after I go off track and was such a good reminder of why we are doing this. Thank you for sharing it with us all.