Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Yikes & Success
I "love" the emotional roller coaster that my mind/body goes through in my PMS-ing week... I feel like curling up with a teddy bear and crying myself to sleep most of the time... :(
This coupled with being frustrated to not see the scale move at all off of the plateau that I have been on - even with the month of being grain-free & with increasing my exercise. (insert comment about chocolate being so damn tasty and grain free! LOL)
But this morning I was thinking about a conversation I had with my Mom after she met with a lap band Dr to evaluate the status of the lapband that was put in by another doctor 9 years ago... The Dr was stating that she was a SUCCESS because she had kept off 75 lbs over 9 years... Yes, at one point she weighed a lot less and has gained some weight back, but 75 down from her highest is still a success!
So I stopped to think about my success... I am down 50 lbs from my highest & feel pretty good all the time (aside from the stupid PMS week!!!) Yes, at one point I was 65 lbs less than I am now, but I wasn't happy at that weight either... Yes I would like to weigh about 25 lbs less than I do now, but if I am happy and healthy, then there really isn't a hurry to get there... I have to remember to focus on the Success that I have already had and feel proud that I am maintaining that weight loss and that = SUCCESS!
For now I will continue to find ways to stir up my body to get past this plateau - adding weights, more variations on exercise and the like... And continue with my grain free diet and try to figure out reducing some sugars as well (one thing at a time right? and trying to make decisions and changes that I can live with for a lifetime!)