"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Monday, August 3, 2009

All In Good Time

Let me start by saying that this post is not an excuse to make poor eating habits when trying to lose weight, nor is it an excuse to be lazy and not try and stick to your weight loss plan of choice. It is, however, something I think makes a difference in how you look at your progress when trying to lose weight.

For some people deciding to lose weight just "clicks" and they "get 'er done!". (grin). But for others, like me, it takes a lot of thinking, trial and error and can get very frustrating at times.

Personally, I'm not having the easiest time changing my eating habits. I have good days and I have not-so-good days. I think the difficulty for me right now is that my not-so-good days aren't as bad as they would've been in the past. So, while I know that I need to make better choices I can sometimes fool myself into thinking that I'm okay, because I'm not eating like I would've six months ago.

But you know, I don't beat myself up for that, I just kind of give myself a stern look and try to do better next time. There may be those that think I'm lazy, or need to really get with the program, but you know this my journey, not theirs. I'm making lifelong changes and I want them to stay. I am breaking years of yo-yo dieting and bad habits with every intention of never having to go through this again.

And it's going to take some time. And it's defnitely proving not to always be easy (to order a chicken wrap when my family orders Big Macs...)

Do I plan on eating junk just because I'm "learning and I make mistakes-oops!". No. I actually found myself ready to step it up a little this week and cut some things out because they just aren't worth it right now if they are hindering my weight loss.

I'm fighting some major flesh and mind battles some days, but you know what? I'm not in any great hurry and I know it will come off in time. Some days I just make sure to workout, drink water and try to keep my attitude positive...otherwise I'd go crazy. :)


  1. It's good not to beat yourself up about decisions we make that we wish we hadn't. I think you have a really healthy attitude towards all this. It will all add up to your success!

  2. Keeping an eye on the long term is really the key to success. Love your attitude and perspective! (Came over from Diane's Fit to the Finish swimsuit post.)

  3. Mama Bear - Thanks for stopping by! I'm trying...definitely feeling very different this time and looking for it to be a real change.

  4. Leah we are not in this for a race. We are changing our life! This is a learning process. Learning how to change our life in the way we eat. Believe me I'm doing this with you. I'm
    learning with you. And it isn't easy at times.

    It will come off. Even on those days that we work our butt off and weigh ourselves for the week and nothing....At least we are getting healthy.

    We can do this....Power on sister!!