It was nice to see a friend last Friday. Not only because I had not seen here on a while but because she noticed I had lost weight. She made it all real again, because I have not been feeling it lately.
So when I first started to lose weight, everybody noticed. Oh, it was easy, the pounds were dropping quick, really quick. Then, they stopped coming off, then I gained, then I started losing again but it is just some ounces a month maybe.
For me, it was a disaster. I felt I was failing. I wanted to go on a "diet", a detox, something!
And then I realized, it is a slow process, but it is a process. I am still losing, and I might not even notice it, my family might not see it, but it is happening. I should not get discouraged. I need to stay focused and positive.
Yes, the reason "diets" fail is because of that. I need to remind myself it is not the number on the scale, and I need to be aware of those non-scale victories too.
I need to re-evaluate the goals. I just remember why I named my blog My Life is a Journey. It is a Journey, not a destination. I am still losing it. It might take me longer to get to the ideal weight, but I am heading that way.
I am now smiling, and continuing with my journey.
Has this happened to you? How do you deal with it?