I am almost 5 weeks into my weight loss quest. For the first time yesterday I had thoughts of self doubt. "I won't be able to lose this weight" Where do these thoughts come from? I am one pound away from my first goal (10 lbs). I had a bit of a weight gain over the weekend (I did indulge a bit), but no different from the previous three weekends. There are so many things I HAVE done in my life, of course I will be able to do this too.
I am sure these same thoughts were a factor in my previous (failed) weight loss attempts, but this is the first time I really made note of them. And blogged them. That is what makes this time different!
- Cathy Yonek
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.