2 at a Time

2 at a Time

I’m feeling good these days.  I’m feeding my body the food that makes it feel good and full of energy (most of the time.  Last night, the family went to a diner and we all split a 5 pound hamburger.  So there’s that. 🙂  It’s life…ya gotta live it.)


But, I’m feeling good.  I have energy for some morning workouts (well not this week.  Lots of late nights this week…).  I’m being more active. I’m actually feeling strong again. I don’t want to cover my arms all the time anymore.  It’s part body acceptance and part being back on track.

I know my life has been full of ups and downs, both in life, but also in the number on the scale.  I have SO MUCH more freedom in that area.  I don’t feel quite so mastered by the scale, the size of my pants, or by food.  That’s an answered prayer.

However, I would like to continue on this healthy journey, and I would like to lose weight.  My doctor gave me a weight loss goal, and I’m trying to work toward that.

But, this time, I’m trying NOT to become obsessed with it.  I don’t want to swim in the “OMG I need to lose 20 pounds” thing.  It’s a journey I’m on for life.  So this time, I’m taking it 2 pounds at a time.  I have a little post-it note on my desk with 2 pound intervals marked…and I get to cross them out when I lose 2 pounds.  I’ve lost 4 so far (in the last few weeks), and I’m THISCLOSE to crossing another one off the list.  It’s actually MUCH better for me mentally to think about “what can I do today to help me lose 2 pounds?” rather than “You’re on a diet….you’ve got a crap ton of weight to lose.  Salads for life.”

It’s working for me.  And maybe you need a mental switch, so I’m sharing it with you.  2 at a time makes it a little easier to say no to a treat or make a good choice or squeeze in an extra workout.  I’m just trying to lose 2 pounds.  I can do that.  I can do that over and over again. 🙂


Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing – I needed this. I jump right into “I’ve gained 20 lbs in 2 years and need it all gone in 2 months” and well that just isn’t really going to happen. So I have stepped back this week and (talked to myself a lot) to get myself in a better mental position to realize this is a journey forever. It can’t happen in a week, month or even 6 months. But I’m not happy with my current self so I gotta make changes! Thanks again!

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