For the past few weeks I have been struggling a bit and part of that is because I was out of town last weekend, so I knew I wasn’t going to my WW Workshop so I allowed myself to stop tracking my food and eat whatever I wanted. This week I have been struggling to get back on track but I am determined to get off the struggle bus and not let these unhealthy behaviors to continue. I have been under a lot of stress this past week and I have let my emotions get the best of me by stress eating so I knew that going to my workshop yesterday I would l have a significant gain. This was my first gain for the year and I don’t want to let it happen again.
So this weekend I am writing out my meal plan for each day this week so that I know exactly what I’m going to eat and can keep myself on track. My husband and I went out to eat last night to celebrate Valentine’s Day late, but that is the only time we are going out to eat this week. I’ve also been slacking off with the exercise so I am going to work out on my treadmill 6 days this week so that next Saturday I will have a better weigh in.
Another thing that I wanted to mention this week, especially with me struggling a bit, is that with social media it is so easy to compare ourselves to others and that includes our weight loss journeys. On social media, people choose what they want to share, so most of the time we see people posting about all of the weight that they have lost and all of the success that they’ve had, but we don’t always hear about people’s struggles. So it can easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to other people’s weight loss journeys and compare ourselves to them. That is definitely something that I am working on not doing because I realize that people only show what they want others to see and I might think that their journey is easy but the truth is everyone’s weight loss journey is different and everyone probably struggles at some point.
So I’m trying to focus on my own weight loss journey and what I need to do to reach my goals. I am sharing my weight loss journey here on my blog, on youtube and on instagram because I want to let others know that they are not alone in their struggles, but if we work hard and are determined, we can make healthy changes and reach our goals. It is definitely not easy and I have struggled so much over the past few years trying to get my head in the right place and get focused. My weight has fluctuated but I am still holding onto a 20lb weight loss and I am determined to get my 75lb charm by the end of the year so I have a lot of work to do and I need to discipline myself more to say no and to make better choices. I know that I am going to get there, it’s just going to take a lot of hard work to do it.