Thursday, November 11, 2010
Patience and determination
Dr. Fit to Fat had a great post on Wednesday about Marcus Dupree. As I read her post, I was reminded of just how much patience and determination it takes for all of us in our weight loss journey. For me, patience is required, because my body responds slowly with my reward of weight loss. I started this journey on June 26th. If you have been following my blog, you know that I am practicing the adage of eating less, moving more and staying in the range of 1200-1500 calories a day. Since I started (4.5 months ago), I have lost 22 pounds. That works out to about 1 pound a week. I am A-OK with that amount. My goal is to move forward, and allow myself to be human on the journey. It is after all, a life journey. For me that means not depriving myself of foods that I enjoy by budgeting the extra calories in, or going over on special days (Halloween, for example). I used to live in a fantasy world of losing 10 pounds or more in a month. I no longer think that way. One pound a week, Michele, is great for me. I am learning to be patient as to the amount of time it takes to lose. But patience is not all I am learning in this journey. You know from my post a couple of days ago that I stalled in my weight loss for over 6 weeks. Meaning that I did not record any weight loss. This is where determination comes in. The old Michele would have given up, but no longer. I am determined to move forward and to regain my health. What about you, what are you learning about your own patience and determination on your journey??