It’s no secret that I struggle to achieve and maintain what I would consider an acceptable weight. (Note I said me and not some chart on the internet or arbitrary insurance companies numerical designation. Mine’s higher than theirs.) It’s also not a secret that I get off track – sometimes quite easily! (Here and here are a couple examples.)
Now before you try to give me advice on how to lose weight – I know how to lose weight, but I know that my body likes to hold on to it. I’m a generally active person and I try to eat the “right” foods. I succeed sometimes and sometimes I don’t, BUT I try. I do my best to stay on track, but sometimes my best isn’t enough for what my body requires or life has other ideas.
That’s okay though. I know I don’t have to be on track all the time (even if it means that my body is going to take every opportunity to hold on to every ounce it possibly can) and I don’t want to obsess over it all the time.
I have better things to do and to be conscious of it all the time? That’s obsession to me. I don’t like doing it.
I am going to remind myself of the following though in hopes that it helps me get back on track and stay on track for longer amounts of time:
- Veggies first.
- Perfection isn’t something I’m really interested in when I think about it for longer than 2 seconds.
- Planning out my meals helped significantly before.
Don’t get me wrong, I have to be reminded of other things, but I know in my heart of hearts that I have to be realistic. I also like to remind myself that per BatGirl, “I’m a lovely person no matter what the numbers on the scale, measuring tape or my pants reflect. But only when I’m not driving myself crazy about something.”
Question for you: What do you tell yourself to get back or stay on track? I know a few of you are close to achieving weight loss goals or doing well on another journey yourself. What helps you? What were your biggest hurdles? For those who aren’t close (yet) or who are struggling with your journey, what are some of your hurdles but maybe more importantly, what are some of your successes?
Don’t forget! Three Questions and a Prize is happening until I finish what I need to do tonight!