Saturday, March 20, 2010
I was on YouTube and came across a woman who was on a weight loss journey. She started at about 178 (I think) and is currently 163...right about where I am. The thing is - she loses 3 or more pounds PER WEEK! I haven't read her regimen in its entirety yet, and the reason I couldn't stay on her channel and find out more information is because after seeing that video I was immediately discouraged!!! So I clicked the "x" in the top corner with more force than necessary as if the woman in question was responsible for my frustration. And I sat and stared at me (my picture is the background on my desktop) and thought to myself "WHY CAN'T I LOSE MORE THAN 1 POUND PER WEEK?!?!?!" I am happy with the changes I am making BUT I constantly have to talk positivity into my results because I want to lose a little more per week. Not every week...but I'd like to have SOME knock out weeks! As we all have said at some point on our blogs - a loss is a loss...but we only say that when the loss isn't as much as we wanted, right? So...I sat and thought a little longer...and really started to get myself worked up!
Then I went to the bathroom - as I washed my hands I stared at my reflection and immediately felt better. My skin is so much clearer I thought to myself. As I rinsed the soap from my hands I thought my nails are so much stronger, and I already need to clip them again! Then as I dried my hands I said wow, your hair is really starting to grow and it looks so gorgeous! It really helped calm me down that I have tangible, visible non-scale related results. So I've just learned that although at times it is difficult not to compare yourself to others, it really does no good to think your own progress isn't enough because someone else is losing faster or more.