Lose The Weight, Gain Your Life: My Journey On Losing 100 Pounds week 7
By Angelwng54 on February 24, 2014
"People don't change until it becomes easier to change than to remain the same" I'm sure this is probably a common quote but I heard it from my pastor.
This week was challenging. I was very excited to have lost weight. So much so that I emotionally got comfortable. Don't get me wrong, I still ate better and exercised but my heart just wasn't in it. I again had that feeling that I made the changes and it was finally beginning to pay off. I guess this week I thought it would just be the same as last week with doing the same thing and getting some results.
Sadly weigh day came. While still under that 250 mark I had not lost any more weight.
It has become painfully obvious one of three things are going to happen.
1) I'm going to give up
2) It's going to take longer than 1 year
3) I'm going to have to try something different
Okay. So option #1 isn't an option so let's scratch that off the list
1) I'm going to give up
Option #2 is a fair observation, however, not appealing. I am still shooting for the 1 year timeframe. If it takes a little longer that's okay. I'm not okay with procrastinating to the point where the timeframe doubles or triples though. I've got plans you know!!! I did tell my husband that if I'm not going to be pregnant at my 30th birthday then I MUST be in the best shape I've been in in years. So let's scratch #2 of the list.
2)It's going to take longer than 1 year
THAT LEAVES ME WITH OPTION #3!!! LET'S TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT!!!
I'm going to have to research my options. I heard the term "crazy" defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results so obviously I need to get some ideas as to what to do differently.
I don't want to pay for a diet program when I already own several workout programs, equipment, and books. Speaking of books, I haven't really read into the meat (no pun intended) of The Daniel Plan (which claims to be a 40 day plan). I'll still be reading this and will attempt to hardcore adopt the food plan portion of the book.
Something that is helping me, ironically.... I have a cavity, a chipped molar, and 3 ulcers on my tongue and lip. You'd be surprised how little you want to eat when you have these things in combination. I heard that pineapple can cause ulcers, plus it hurts like Hell when you eat it with an ulcer so I had to cut waaaaaay back on it this past week.
HC is still checking on what I eat at work and my darling dearest husband is still monitoring my exercise and food at home. I find it reassuring to have people who really are micromanaging my foods. I can make myself justify eating just about any unhealthy food so I find it impossible to hold myself accountable. Knowing that other people expect better from me is a HUGE help.
"A goal without a plan is just a dream" not sure who said this orginally either but I hear it recently and I fully concur..... Time to find that plan.