Another thing I think sometimes gets in the way of meeting weight loss goals, is our own thoughts. "I can't" "It's too tough" " Tomorrow" " I'll never get there" "I'm okay now [settling] ", or maybe its "I've never weighed that little before".
For me, the type-A-number-driven gal that I am ,I think I plateaued because I didn't think I could get past 150 pounds- I literally was in the 150's for about 7 weeks. I can't ever remembering weighing less than 150 ( maybe middle and elementary, but you know what I mean). Once I realized this, I tried to envision the girl that weighs less than 150. What does she do, that she couldn't before? How does she feel about herself? Does she let her guard down? Does she still struggle with social anxiety because she feels like "the fat girl"? Does she enjoy shopping for bathing suits? What keeps her successful in keeping the weight off? Once I developed such questions, I realized I was getting in my own way. Today, I am 149! A number to be proud of, but moreso to be encouraged by-- I am not getting in the way anymore I am determined to finish this weight loss journey, with my head held high and know that I was not defeated by obesity, Diabetes or Hypertension. I am determined to become that fit and healthy girl!
Press on friends, and never give up!
-Ideal Protein Tiffany