Well, I didn’t reach my goal. In fact, I only lost 1 lb this challenge. I didn’t reach the 60 lb mark like I was hoping to do. I want to reach 60lbs lost SO bad. I can taste it. And one of these weeks, I gained. This is something I haven’t done in over a year! So. Does this mean I didn’t have success for this challenge? I’m not going to lie. My first thought was yes, that's exactly what it means. But then I thought. You know, I may not have lost 60 lbs (yet), but I have lost 59 lbs. Before I ever stepped on the scales for the first time, I would never have even thought I had 50 lbs to lose(that‘s called denial folks), and here I sit 59 lbs lighter. Plus, I did lose this challenge. It may not have been the 3 lbs I was looking for, but it was still a loss. And I've lost a total of 6 lbs since joining the Sisterhood. (Hey! Does this mean I can have a button?) My point is that setting goals is great. They help keep us on track. But if we don’t succeed by reaching our goals, then we have to measure our success in a slightly different way. So, I challenge all of you who didn’t reach your goals this challenge. Find one way that you succeeded. Just one. It kinda does make you feel better about it!
Now, I just have one more thing to say. One of the secrets to success in this crazy journey called weight loss is believing in yourself. It took a while for me to really get this. I found myself asking questions like, “why me” and ‘why do I deserve this”. Well, why NOT me? I deserve is just as much as the next person, don’t I? Yes. I do. And now I’ve lost 59 lbs! So, if you’re asking the “why me” type questions. Stop. Why not you? And if you struggle, it’s OKAY! I promise! Just keep working at it, and you’ll get there! And if you need support or motivation and you don’t know where to get it. Go here. We’re here! Join us! And if you’re already here and you’re having a bad week, find a sister! She’ll pick you up! Promise!
Last week’s weight: 148.4
Final weight for challenge: 147.0