Tonight I want to remind myself to keep going. I spent all this time and effort to regain my life back by losing 93 pounds. I did it so I could live the rest of my life as the best possible version of myself. For me, that had to involve weight loss. I did all of this as a gift to myself, because this was a gift that only I could grant. If I wanted to make a big change in my life, it had to begin with me. Jennifer, remember to…
Keep going – you can maintain your weight loss
Keep going – you can accomplish your professional goals
Keep going – you are a loving wife and mother who is what they need
Keep going – you have everything you need and you are enough
But it got worse as the day went on. I’m officially in a bad patch on plan. I’m going to my WW meeting tomorrow but I’m not getting weighed. I just can’t face it. I don’t think it will be helpful. It’s not that I’m in denial I know I’ve gained this week. At this point it won’t be feedback it will be a beating. I will start over tomorrow.
Today, is the day I read my emergency letter I’ve read it before, and it really helped me. One piece of advice I gave to myself is to think through what happened before these old habits came back. I am worried that I squandered my time over the break and did not do enough to prepare for the week ahead. I have quite a lot of work to do and now the clock is ticking. A better way to deal with this is to just get started.
Tomorrow is a new week and another chance to start again. I’m not giving up on me. I see what needs to change, and I’m good at making change happen. I’ll write a list that helps me and I’ll start tomorrow.
Thank you for reading, thank you for supporting me on this journey. I am grateful to have this space to share. I hope it helps you too.
Learning to understand that some days won’t go as I planned is a constant lesson. Some days my resolve will be weaker than others. That is the way it goes. The important part is to keep going.
So if today was a great day on the journey – celebrate that feeling because that’s very good news to be happy about. If today was a difficult one give yourself a hug and say it’s ok, tomorrow is a new day.
Learning to change habits that have been set over time is not easy and they creep back in. Expect that will happen and then when it does know that you are the one who gets to decide what to do next. You can do this believe it.