Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Patience is the Key!
One thing I have learned is that, for me, the biggest key to weight loss and achieving overall good health is :
Whenever I have wanted quick, easy instant results...I have always failed miserably!
Right now, I am enjoying each day and the journey the Lord has me on as I learn what is working best for my 50+ year old body. I NEED to be patient with this process so that it becomes a part of me, something that will stick so I don't have to be a weight "yo-yo-er" forever.
I find that truly taking one day at a time is the best way for me to exercise patience with weight loss. If I think too far in to the future...it just feels like it takes longer to get there. If I focus on how much weight I have to lose, or how long it will take....it can just feel big and overwhelming. Small goals work for me and are easier to attain. I am more focused on getting to the next size down rather than the numbers on the scale...I am just enjoying feeling better every day and not dreading getting dressed because all my clothes were too tight again.
My son told me the other day that he is proud of me for catching this and doing something about it before I got back to 250 lbs again. That just blessed me tremendously!
I found this picture today:
and this is me on the right about two years later:
I'm about 10 lbs heavier than that right now...so my next short term goal is to be back in this dress again this summer. It's taken a lot of patience, trials, successes and determination. I've fallen down, but the Lord helped me get back up and forward I will go!
The older I get...the more patient I need to be! :)