This whole week I’ve beaten myself up about my weight loss. I thought I had gained or had reached a plateau. Well, turns out I was wrong. And my scale at home is completely wrong (a whole 5 pounds heavier than what it should be!) I feel a lot better after my appointment with my nutritionist today.
This week’s weigh-in results:
- 1.7 pounds
My nutritionist told me that I really need to start working on believing in myself. At some point, my attitude is really going to affect my weight loss. If I believe I can do it, then I will.
Each appointment I have with my nutritionist bumps me back on track. But I only meet with her twice a month for 30 minutes each time. What about all the other times I’m struggling? Just in my last post I was having a really hard time with my weight. I almost wanted to give up. I’m going to start working on some affirmations that will help give me strength and confidence on my weight loss journey. My nutritionist recommended reading Lousie Hay’s Daily Affirmations as a starting point. I’ve bookmarked it and have planned to make this a part of my daily routine.
I know I’ve easily given up in the past. These will help me remember that I’m actually doing this. I’ve lost 25 pounds since the end of May. This is happening. I guess I just don’t believe it or don’t believe in myself. I’m adding gaining more confidence and believing in myself to my Fall Goals. That way I will always remember that I can do this!
I wanted to take some time to identify some of my roadblocks for weight loss. This could apply to many people and doesn’t include every single one that could affect someone.
My 5 Weight Loss Roadblocks
1. Attitude – You have to have a positive attitude and believe that you can meet your goal. First, accept yourself at your current weight. Learn to love yourself and your body. If you love yourself, the weight will come off. This is struggle with me because I’m always saying “Oh, if I could just lose X pounds.” Don’t think like that! You are not a number.
2. Eating Out – When eating out, I’m always tempted to try something that sounds delicious. Or I want to snack on chips and salsa before the meal. But, if it’s not a cheat meal, I can’t! This is an obstacle that you have to survive when losing weight. One way I deal with it, I always have gum on me. I try to chew gum until my food arrives (so no snacking on chips and salsa!). Then, immediately after the meal is over, I start chewing gum again. This signals to myself that the meal is over and I can’t snack anymore.
3. TV aka Couch Potato – I’m totally a snacker in front of the TV. Especially when watching Food Network (which I do A LOT). If there is food on the TV, I want food in my hands. I deal with this two different ways. I either chew gum or I have some healthy snacks available.
4. Accurate Portion Sizes – This is SO important. Before I started this program, I had no idea how much food I was eating! When a recipe says to measure something out, DO IT. Never eyeball. You will always over-estimate. When serving yourself, put everything on a plate.
5. Not Getting Enough Fruits & Veggies – Not everyone loves fruits and veggies. Just make sure that you get the right amount in every day! I’ve noticed that I don’t lose as much weight if I do not eat many veggies. Of course, this is my personal experience and it could vary from person to person. But, fibrous fruits and veggies help regulate your digestive tract and increase the potential for weight loss.
What roadblocks have you identified?