I have heard this advice on and off for most of my life and it is good advice if not hard to swallow on the heels of yet another disappointment.
But when you don’t succeed over and over and over again, its hard to slap on a happy face and Tony Robbins yourself into a good frame of mind. With this post, I am aiming to do just that. I am trying to talk myself into doing what I know I must.
I am speaking about my weight loss in the last few weeks, or to put it more accurately, my lack of weight loss. I am doing the same things, but not getting any results. It would be different if I was chowing down on Haagen Daz or even eating mashed potatoes at every turn but I am following paleo down to the letter and I have remained the exact same weight for three consecutive weeks and its making me ornery and a whole lot less motivated to “stay the course”
I weigh 255 pounds which is 30 pounds less than I weighed at the end of 2012, so in that sense I am experiencing real progress and should be happy. However, comparing a bad score to a better one doesn’t make the better one great, it just makes it better.
But enough of this melancholy michegas, I have a job, I am loved, I can walk, I can talk and I can read and I can write. I have to think about all the things I have and have accomplished this year. To review my goals were these.
1. More face to face. Less Facebook- I have had no less than 5 face to face coffee, tea and lunch encounters. Still working on less Facebook. The lure of other people is strong.
2. Read 10 books. I have actually read 2 and am close to finishing a third tonight.
3. Give 10 effective speeches. I have given two and will give a third this Saturday
4. Lose 50 pounds. I have lost 30 and that is nothing to sneeze at..
So at the quartermark, I have accomplished some things and still working on others.
How about you? What are you working on? Who do you count on for support?
2 thoughts on “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again..”
Hi Jennifer—I am the author of a weight loss book and NASM-certified trainer. I have maintained a 170lb weight loss for going on 8 years.
Continuing to do the same thing is your problem right now! Your body is adapting. Mix things up! And do what you can to kick it up a notch. Fill up on more veggies and reduce portions of meat. Add cruciferous vegetables in particular. Alternate your workout routine. High-intensity intervals of cardio to kick your heart rate up could help break you out of the plateau. Good luck!
I am working on weight loss, writing a book, becoming a missionary and being a better mom. In general I am only succeeding at three out of four. I have worse luck than you in the weigh down department. Thanks for the encouragement. I have decided I need to head back to the doc and see what he has to say. Let’s get this weight loss party started!