Do you ever have those weeks where your eating is perfect and you just aren’t losing weight? That is how my week has gone. I have been eating what I am supposed to, staying on my eating plan and have weighed the same thing for a week and a half. I know that if I keep doing what I know that I am supposed to do, the weight will come off. I just think that it should come off overnight, right?
Yep, when I say it that way it sounds a little bit ridiculous. When I am having weeks like this one, I start to question myself and everything that I know. I start to say things like, “can I really do this, am I doing enough to lose this weight, am I doing something wrong, can I do something differently?” You get the gist, right? I start questioning anything and everything but the fact of the matter is, it doesn’t come off overnight and it does take time. If I do what I know I am supposed to do, the weight WILL COME OFF!!!!!!
I don’t take into consideration that I haven’t felt well this week, and I am still having to live life so resting is not really an option right now. That can take a toll on your body. After all, my family doesn’t run if I’m not in the middle making it run.
I have a huge fear of failure when it comes to dieting. I have failed many times on many different diets. So, when I have a week where I don’t lose like I should, I just can’t help but feel like a failure and wonder if I can really do this. Am I enough?
Logically, I know that I am not a failure but at this point I don’t think I am really thinking logically. Haha. I think the only time someone can truly say they have failed is if they give up. I will not give up therefore I will not fail. I have been working too hard for too long to just give up. It will not happen, I will not be a failure!!
The first title that I had for this blog was Fear of Failure, but I changed it. I have just talked myself out of feeling that way anymore. My new mantra is, “I Am Enough!!” It just seems so much more positive and I am trying to get a little more positivity (is that a word) back into my life.
Here it is, time for my pep talk. We need to start saying to ourselves, “I am enough, I am strong, I can do this, I will do this, I will get healthy”. No more Negative Nelly. Stress affects how we lose weight. Wow!! I really need to remember this in the future. Trust me, I am the queen of negative self talk. This positive talk does not come easy to me. I don’t know that it comes easy to anyone. I really need to watch how I talk to myself.
My daughters are getting into their teenage years and I hear them saying negative things to themselves at times. I tell them, “why in the world would you think that, where are ya’ll getting this from”? Then I have to take a long hard look at myself and then I realize where they get it from…Me……and that makes me sad.
So, no more negative Nelly and all positive thinking from here on out. At least until I have another week like this one…….just kidding. Not even then!! We need to be positive role models for our children, friends and those around us.
Needless to say, this week, as I stayed on program, I didn’t lose any weight. I am expecting a big number for next week, so stay tuned……..
What do you tell yourself if you have had a great eating on plan week but it doesn’t show on the scales?
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.