“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.” ~Anthony D’Angelo
As I finish up week four on Nutrisystem I must admit I have been hard on myself. I feel I should have lost more weight by now and yet I haven’t. This is usually the point in my weight loss I Start to get discourage by not seeing more results. I know it sounds crazy because any loss is a good thing but I start reading other people’s journeys and I start comparing myself to others and wonder what I do wrong.
It’s that little voice that keeps poking and sending negative thoughts. The funny thing is that it was during one of my self-pity sessions that my son gave me an unsuspecting compliment that made me think it’s time to start changing the voices in my head from negative to positive.
You see since son was older enough to understand words I have always told him to be who he is. To not listen to others tell him he can’t do something. I always encourage him to do what feels right to him and to alway go after want he wants even if he fails a hundred times he only need to succeed once to make his dreams come true. I also am always telling himself to not compare himself to others to be happy in his once skin.
So of course what does my son do he turns my words back on me and tells me the same thing. The thing is he is right . I need to stop comparing myself and my weight loss to others and just do what’s right for me even if that means I go at a snail pace to lose weight. Then that little booger goes and give me one of those rare teenager hugs and tells me big or small I am the best mom he could ask for.
Yep I melted right there and it gave me the boost I needed to stick with it this tie and not give in or give up. SO now for the hard part the numbers and because this is week 4 I will also be checking in on my inches.
Beginning Weight: 195
week 1: 190
week 2: 188
week 3: 187
week 4: 186
Total Loss: -9
Inches / Beginning / Week 4
Waist / 40 / 38
Hips / 51 / 49
Thigh / 28 / 28
Total Inches Lost: -4
Yep it’s official I’m down another 1 pound for a total of 9 pounds lost so far. I am pretty excited the program is definitely working and I am definitely learning a lot about my eating habits. If you would like to join Nutrisystem or would just like more information I am leaving you with some helpful links below so you can do your own research.
See you next week when we check in again with the scale and remember all great journeys begin with the first step.
Let’s Talk: Do you have negative voices in your head? How do you deal with them and turn them off?