Let me tell you about Week Two.
Not a shocker, but week two for me is ALWAYS a downer. No matter how much I succeed during week one, and I’m pretty sure week one can be considered a success, I usually suck at week two. Don’t get me wrong, I followed the plan for the most part, although I had a couple of indiscretions (hello vanilla bean scone and french fries – I blame my girly sleepover with my friend, Sarah). But it’s the week where I always realize the size of the mountain that I need to climb to get to the end, because no matter how great I do during week one, week two will always be a smaller number, in terms of a weight loss.
The Biggest Loser, this is not.
This is where the whole mental thing really comes in for me. I tell myself that I can’t do it, because I have SO MUCH WEIGHT to lose. The negative talk in my head is non-stop and really kind of pathetic. I kick myself when I’m down at every turn. I wish I only had to lose 15-20lbs so I wouldn’t feel so damned overwhelmed every time I think about it. I’m really trying to think positive, but I’m kind of a weight loss failure, if you haven’t noticed. I totally suck at it, because mentally, I just tell myself it can’t happen.
Another thing that ALWAYS hurts my chances – a certain individual who feels the need to ask me a million questions, each and every day, about what I’m eating, did I exercise and how much weight have I lost so far. They mean well, but it’s brutal on my motivation, and killer on the self-esteem.
Things I did right:
- Stayed on plan for the most part
Things I did wrong:
- Haven’t started exercising – although I did purchase a treadmill, I didn’t actually get it home until the night before my husband left on his business trip. It is still in the box, and will be assembled TONIGHT.
- Made some bad food choices as mentioned above.
What did I lose:
Weighed in this morning, and was thankful and sort of surprised to find out that I’m down another two pounds – praying works!
Total Weight Loss:
How did you do this week? How do you stay motivated when you have a lot of weight to lose? Whether you’re doing WW, or another plan, or your own thing, please link up so we can support each other!