Believe it and you will achieve it. Do you believe this statement? I have seen it on Facebook lately and it has really got me thinking. Can I really do something if I believe hard enough that I can?
My belief that I am actually going to lose weight and get to my goals goes up and down like the tide in the ocean. Sometimes I feel like I can do it and really believe it, then other times I feel like it is just an impossible dream.
What I do believe, with all of my heart, is that weight loss is a mental game. It is all played out in your head, not in what you eat. Yes, food does play a big role in whether you lose weight or not. But……I also believe that you can sabotage yourself with your own mind. It is a mental game and I am trying to get in the right mind frame and stay there.
I had a good Labor Day weekend. I spent it in the mountains with my family, but diet wise, it was hard. Of course there was junk to eat. Lots of it. While everyone was consuming this junk food I was sticking to my Medifast meals and I won’t lie, I felt deprived. I was pretty grumpy. Do you think that feeling of deprivation lasted? No, it passed and I felt much better after it did. Then, I felt accomplished. Like I had done something really good for myself and I was actually a little proud of myself.
Now, I could have let that feeling of deprivation get to my head and say “screw it, I am eating what I want and enjoying my weekend”, but I didn’t. Instead I ate on plan and came home not having gained any weight and being down a little on the scale. That right there is how you beat the mind games. You just suck it up and do what you have to do.
The weekend was not all happy go lucky. I had to deal with some deaths. My husbands uncle passed away at the age of 73. While I was out of town, I also found out my neighbor’s daughter who was just 18 years old also passed away in a car accident. Let me just tell you whether you are 18 or 73 years old you just never know when your time here on earth is done. Are you spending those years doing something worthwhile or are they just slipping by never to be seen again?
I want my kids to remember me as a vibrant, thin, mom. Not someone who is overweight and can’t get up to do anything with them. I want to be remembered differently than I am now, so now, I have to change in order to be remembered differently.
Jennifer has lost 100 pounds. I have known her for 36 years now (remember she is my sister), I don’t remember her being 100 pounds heavier. When I see pictures of her at her higher weight, I don’t remember her looking like that. So yes, I can change my weight and people will remember me being thin and healthy when I get there because I believe that I will get there.
I guess what I am saying is, live a life you will be proud of and how you want to be remembered because no one knows when God is going to call us home to be with Him.
I had a good week with my weight loss and am starting to believe more and more that I will be able to lose this weight. I am down 2 pounds and have gotten rid of more than 30 pounds. I am on a weight loss roll right now and just plan for that to continue. I can’t wait to see what my future holds for me!!
Do you believe that you will meet your weight loss goals and has your mind ever played tricks on you to deter you from those goals?
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.”
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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.