This week, I received an email from a friend that I considered a kick in the pants. It was tough and what I needed to hear. I'd like to share with you and excerpt of that email...
WHY ARE YOU SETTLING???!! you should not be happy to not lose those 10 pounds. YOU HAD A GOAL YOU WERE GOING TO REACH FOR YOUR TRIP!!!! you have worked way too hard to just stop now. i agree with the goal of maintaining over the summer and i think you did quite well at it. BUT NOW IT IS LIKE YOU ARE CHANGING YOUR GOALS TO SUIT THE OUTCOMES YOU ARE GETTING. THAT IS NOT FAIR TO ALL THE HARD WORK YOU HAVE ALREADY PUT INTO THIS WEIGHT LOSS.
STOP CHEATING. AND I REALLY MEAN STOP CHEATING YOURSELF.
i know you can still lose some of the weight before you take this trip. i think you owe it to yourself to keep trying. DO NOT GIVE UP. you have already accomplished an
amazing feat. and you are much too close to stop trying now.
It was something I needed to hear, for sure. She was right because I was changing my goals to suit my outcomes. Funny how we can justify things to ourselves like that. I was grateful for the email and I must say that because of that little extra kick...I had a good loss this week and have finally gotten over that 169 pound hump that I've been struggling with since April.
That's just .6 down from 2 weeks ago, but I'm thrilled with it because it represents so much more. I haven't been stuck because I've been sticking to the program and just can't lose. Nope, I've been stuck because I haven't been following the program consistently and have been making some pretty poor nutritional choices.
I just checked my ideal weight range on WW. It says that I should be somewhere between 132 and 164 pounds.
So, apparently I'm just 4.4 lbs overweight now.
I think they must have changed it because I was sure that I should get to 158 for my ideal weight.
I'd still like to see the 150's but I'm thrilled to be so close to a healthier weight!