Wow, week 40 on Nutrisystem is here and I can’t believe the time has flown so fast! I have been having a blast, eating great food, and watching the weight melt away…what could be better?! Last week I lost 0.8 lbs for a total loss of 51.8 lbs!! I’m getting so, SO close to that goal…only 8.2 more lbs to go! I was asked a question by a friend recently, and I thought it was a great question. I was chatting with a good friend about how the weight loss has slowed as I get closer to my goal when she asked, “do you get discouraged? Do you ever feel like giving up?”. NO! Of course not! If I set unreal expectations, I would be setting myself up for failure and that’s not good for anybody. I don’t have any weekly loss targets, and I’m thankful for every single ounce lost.
Do you see that picture up there ^^ ?! THAT is my motivation to keep going. I absolutely can not believe that ‘before’ was me in January. I feel like a whole new person, nothing like that unhealthy ‘before’ person. This past week I did have a particularly rough week…I’m not sure why but it was a Murphy’s law kind of week…anything that could go wrong DID. Sure, it would be easy to turn to my comfort foods and chalk it up to my week but honestly, what good would that do? The next day I would feel bloated, disappointed in myself, and full of regret. When I have a bad day (or week) the progress pictures I’ve taken help get me through. Watching the new me emerge is a fun and exciting journey, and I don’t want to destroy all of the hard work, dedication, and determination that’s gone into my progress thus far.
I hope you all stay with me on this journey, it’s not over yet!!
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