Thanks for getting involved followmyweigh. You asked for a post on the struggle. Man, we sure all do have our moments don’t we? I chose this picture to the left because it is David and Goliath. It is a good picture of what we all go through when we’re fighting for our lives, for our health, and for our families. During our weight loss journeys we encounter barriers, road blocks, hard times, etc. Followmyweigh calls them STRUGGLES. Here is the comment:
“I’m interested in the struggles aspect!”
I have two major struggles when it comes to weight loss and weight maintenance. Honesty and Monotony
- Honesty during my weight loss journey was a definite struggle. It still is a struggle. Let me put you inside my mind for a moment so you can see what I mean by honesty. At times I think like this, “UMM, should I eat this. Nah, well it is about 6 points for the whole thing but I am just gonna take a bite. Oh that was good. How many points was that I wonder. Come on, it was just a bit, don’t count it. You don’t even have that many points left for the rest of the day.” So there it is. Inside the thoughts of a guy who lost 130 lbs. This is such a struggle for everyone I know who wants to lose weight. We love to lie to ourselves about what we eat. We try and pretend we don’t eat it. My WW leader always says that a lick, bite, and taste still has points. I have a hard time with this. The best thing to do is to stop the guilt. Guilt brings in the fear and the fear keeps us from writing or tracking our food. We need to keep track of what we eat, don’t let guilt bog you down. I am not honest because I don’t want to be guilty of messing up.
- I struggled with monotony big time. It almost broke me actually. I am doing better at it now, but it is still hard. I have a tendency to figure out what I need to eat to make the program work great, and then eat THOSE things. Not much else, oh no. I stick right to what I know works and works well. Sure it got 130 lbs off my body, but it is also not to healthy or livable. You may not be as extreme as I am, but most of us get into a rut of some sort at some point in time during our journey. The only way to fix it is to change things up. Get into the unknown territory again and start fresh with new food and new meal ideas. Like I said, this is not my strength and it is a constant battle. I am happy to say that I am getting better at though.