It's your journey...
Monday, August 24, 2020
Starting this trek I knew that it was a journey where I would be traveling alone: no one else would tag along for its' ride. No one is going to struggle to diet with me, get up early or go to bed late to exercise together, no one is going to slap that piece of tempting chocolate cake out of my hand before it goes into my mouth nor is anyone going to praise your efforts every single moment, and I should not expect them to. I got myself into this medical dilemma and its up to me and only me to remedy it.
Let's face it if you go into losing weight just for compliments from others then you are losing weight for the wrong reasons. First of because that compliment may never come but most importantly because you're process is now in someone else's hands as you await their validation. You don't get validated so you slip a comforting snack here and there and soon everywhere until you have fallen down the downward spiral of disappointment. Then there is that flip side where someone finally does compliment you that flips a switch and you desperately are trying to keep that person pleased and happy and you want to keep hearing the praises of "Way To Go", "Looking Good" or "Wow You Have Lost Alot of Weight!"
Please as if my weight loss or gain effects anyone else but my self; my body, my life.
Truthfully, It's your journey and thus the only person you need to be worried about making happy, seeking approving validations from or worry about disappointing is YOURSELF.
You want to hear the , "Wow You Look Great" or the "Way To Go", perhaps even the "You Are Doing Great, Keep Up The Good Work." How about you start telling those things to yourself. Be your own cheerleader. You start cheering for yourself and soon your will power to stay on track increases and the comments from others will just not be as important and those moments of seeing someone else eat a pizza won't faze your healthy eating train to jump its track. Because you know you are worth all the hard work you are putting into making yourself healthy again.
I restarted my weight loss ticker on my feed from when our state was mandated Quarantining in our homes.
Since March of this year 2020, I have lost 44 pounds. I have no other person cheering me on, telling me what a great job I am doing or how great I look. I don't need it because I got the best person on my side: I got ME.