It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a weigh-in Wednesday post! I’m so sorry! I haven’t stopped in my efforts of losing weight and getting healthy, things just got busy and my priorities have shifted slightly from my blog.
Justin and I are working on improving our lives in many different aspects and so we’ve been putting a lot of time into discussions about what we want our lives to look like and setting goals to start working towards that. I could go on and on about everything we’ve been working on but I’ll save that for another blog post!
I’ll keep Wednesday for focusing on health and weight progress!
It’s been a good few weeks as well as a tough few weeks. I have lost a few more pounds since the last time I did a weigh-in Wednesday post so that is the good news! I just kind of found myself in a bit of a funk and feeling frustrated that this weight loss thing is taking so long! I’ve been working so hard at eating well (better than I ever have in my life) and consistently exercising (also more than I ever have in my life). And it’s a bit of a downer when the scale doesn’t move much, if any at all, after working so hard. I feel that if I didn’t have PCOS and I was simply trying to lose weight, it would be falling off. But I do have PCOS. So it’s ten times harder for me to lose weight and to get my body functioning the way it should. That is probably part of the reason I haven’t posted the last two Wednesdays because I was feeling so irritated about my progress.
But I’ve realized that progress is progress. And although the weight isn’t “falling off” like I wish it would, I am losing weight and I’m getting stronger. The work that I am putting into this is changing me in ways I never imagined. I’m not only stronger physically because of the exercise I’m doing, I’m stronger mentally and emotionally as well. I can say “no” to certain foods that I know aren’t going to make me feel good and not be bummed about it. I’m making better choices when I feel a craving for something sweet. Instead of going for the girls’ fruit snacks or “bribery candy” (yes, I have bribery candy – don’t judge), I find something else that will make me feel better. And that makes me feel stronger and more capable of doing things I never thought I had in me to do. I also am able to push myself more in my workouts or even just when I go on walks with the girls. I will jog a little longer and push through the pain and afterwards it feels so good that I crave more! I’ve never felt that before. I’d say that’s progress!
When I was just having a down day and feeling discouraged about everything I was trying to accomplish I saw this quote that a friend of mine had posted on Facebook.
It was exactly what I needed that day. I started to realize that I am working SO hard. I’ve never worked this hard this consistently for this long for myself. So while I may not be seeing the physical changes I want to see yet, I am changing on the inside, and I am so proud of myself!
I hope that you too can be proud of how hard you are trying. In whatever aspect it may be, you may not see the results you want to see right away but if you’re working hard at it, be proud, and keep going.
Have a fabulous week! I promise to be back next week!