Since last May, I have been working on eating healthier and losing weight. I've been following the 2B Mindset program through Beachbody and have really altered how I eat and how I approach food. I've lost 20 pounds but have been stuck at this weight since October. I go up a few, I go down a few- but always end up back in the same spot. I want to lose about 25 more pounds so being stuck for five months isn't ideal. (Although I guess this is what maintenance looks like...)
Frustration has been creeping in. I've been exercising and upping my water intake, but haven't been able to break through the plateau. Consistency is hard- it's hard to check of all the boxes of what I have to do each day to lose weight, especially when I feel like I've already made so many key changes. This week has been very challenging. Sadness has crept in and an overall feeling of dissatisfaction. Yesterday, I expressed that emotion or didn't express it, if you will, because I ate things I normally don't. Including chocolate. One after the other of mini Snickers bars.
Today's choice was to continue down the road of emotional eating or take a breath and remember why I decided to make these changes in the first place. How much happier I feel when I eat things that are good for my body. How nice it is not to be ashamed of myself and feel that persistent sense of guilt and embarrasment. How lovely it was to go into a clothing store I could never before and buy a shirt in a size MEDIUM!
How I deserve a rich and happy life that includes looking and feeling my best.
It doesn't matter how many times you fall....it's that you get back up again.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski