Sunday, February 10, 2019

Not Losing


I am not losing any weight so far this month. In fact, I'm still gaining. Ten days into the month and I am up 3 pounds. Intermittent fasting went out the window, phentermine stayed in the bottle, and I stayed in the house while the snow has been falling. I've been eating lots of carby comfort foods... a winter habit of mine from long ago. "It's time" from my last post turned into "not really" and weight loss just has not been the priority. I'll give it another start tomorrow and see if I can't stay motivated enough to make it stick this time. I'm not worried... I have kept off a huge amount of weight and this bit of regain will come back off as I work at it from now through spring.

Happiness does not have to wait until you are under a certain number. Yes, it's easier to be happy when you feel well and can do the things you want to do. But trust me on this one... happiness *does not* hinge on being a certain size or weight. It's a state of mind, and as long as you are loving yourself and accepting your body and doing the best you can under your circumstances for your health, you CAN claim happiness as yours! So smile... whether you're having a candy bar or a salad tonight. Do work on your health, don't let your body turn painful or too heavy for you to enjoy life, but be happy while you work it. Not just in the end.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you ever tried Diet Bet? I signed up for my first one to see if that will help me get the ball rolling. I don't want to lose what I put in so I think this will really motivate me.

Carole Medley said...

Very uplifting post today, Lyn. Keep on doing what you do. Love you.

Anonymous said...

I'm gaining as well. I admire your honesty and routing for you.

Wendy said...

Good attitude! Aligns with my own current shift in thinking, away from diet culture, still interested and with a goal of health and body function, but without letting that become just another code word that really, at the end of the day, means "thinness."
Winter is a different time of year. Pretty normal, really, for habits, feelings, and priorities to shift with each season.

Anonymous said...

Oh, so not a good idea. Even when you do everything right your body doesn't always respond.

Rose Pompi said...

i think for what you've been through you have done amazingly! :) One thing no one can fault you with is that you always come back to blog and tell what is going on. Gain or loss. some won't do that. So, give yourself a break and pat yourself on the back for being honest with everyone! :)


Take care,
Rose

Anonymous said...

You got this Lyn, you always have succeeded all these years and you will continue on!

Anonymous said...

I have that bad habit of waiting until I am a certain weight than I will...fill in the blank. Thanks for reminding me to enjoy life at whatever weight I am

Paula