I've only lost....a whole kid?
I keep looking at my weight lost and thinking it isn't enough, I have so far to go. But then I really started to think about it. I have lost 30lbs - that is a toddler! I picked up my 3 year old newphew and thought, "I was carrying this much weight around with me every day! "
I was so busy looking at how far I had to go that I lost sight of how far I have already come. I would see the success stories with 70, 80, 100 lbs lost and all I could think is that I wasn't even close. I think all to often we fail to congratulate ourselves on how far we have come already. It isn't a reason to ease up or quit, but we can't be so hard on ourselves because that makes it harder to keep going. Sitting here believing I have so far to go, and it is taking too long was always the fastest way for me to give up. I had to start being proud of my accomplishments.
My accomplishments so far..
2 lbs lost = a watermelon
4 lbs lost = a chihuahua
7 lbs lost = a newborn baby
10 lbs lost = a bowling ball
15 lbs lost = 2 gallons of Milk
20 lbs lost = a car tire
25 lbs lost = a St. Bernard Puppy
30 lbs lost = a 3 year old child
I guess I am not doing too bad...only 2 more kids to lose. lol