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I'm starting to wonder why I bother

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm starting to wonder why I bother. Why am I even doing this. I am .2 pounds from losing 25 pounds since Jan.5. Pretty significant? Yeah whatever. I saw pictures of myself at Christmas and I look exactly the same. Sure the hair is different, but come on really? 25 pounds and nothing? Still the same fat face and the same fat belly. If I hadn't told you, you never would have known.

So that bears the next question. Was I really so big that 25 pounds isn't noticeable? I know what I see when I look in the mirror, but what do other people see? How much do I have to lose before I can look at a picture and say wow look how far I have come???
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    First, congratulations on losing 25 lbs!!

    My experience has been that success on the scale isn't always immediately visible in my body. Sometimes I'd drop 10 lbs in 4 weeks, gain 2 the next and that's when people start commenting on the loss. So first congratulate yourself on the loss. Then try to focus on how you feel. If that's not enough, grab 25 lbs of weight and try to climb up a flight or 2 of stairs. You'll be shocked at how much harder it is with that weight back on.

    Why do we bother? Why am I trying again after spending a year wiping away 5 years of hard work? Really, what's the alternative? I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and die fat. But I'd rather be a fat person trying than one sitting on the couch. i'd rather be stared at in the gym for making the floor shake when the treadmill starts moving fast than never be seen because I spend my days on my butt. Ultimately, that's what keeps me moving when I'm really down.

    Hang in there. Give it another couple of weeks and you body will start to show your success.
    4435 days ago
    25 pounds is a tremendous amount of weight to lose. I wonder if you are really looking at yourself as you really are, Cara. I am down less than 10, and my leggings are looser, I have a slightly less double chin already. I do not wait around for anybody to tell me I have lost weight, my clothes and scale tell me I have.

    Not sure what else to say, but it seems you are doing a brilliant job at being mean to yourself and not congratulating yourself on a superb job well done.

    Best of luck.

    4436 days ago
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