I got this email from LeeAnn today and I had to answer real quick. Yes I realize I have not answered about a BILLION AskRoni’s yet (I will.. I promise… you’ll just have to give me more time, I hope to do a podcast next week) but there was something about this one that struck me as I know many people have this motivated gung-ho feeling in the beginning and then something happens. The weight loss is too slow, for example like with LeeAnn. . .
RONI! I am SO thankful for you and your site – you inspired me to get back OP!! I started WW last Friday weighed in at 169.5 – it’s ALMOST a week later (tomorrow) I am only at 167.0 :( I have been counting my points went over 1 day (used 8 flex), and running (i’m a runner) all week. 3-4 miles a day. I know when I did this before the 1st weigh in was like 5 lbs. I guess I was expecting a lot more than 2.5 – do you think running has something to do with it? I am finally back on track and sticking with it. I don’t want to let a 2.5 weight loss discourage me, just because I thought it would be more. I am almost 30 too so MAYBE now it’s going to take longer to lose. My lowest weight was 130, I’m 5’7 .. so I am desperate to get this weight off. Please give me any insisted.
Only? ONLY?!? God do I hate that word. Don’t do that you yourself and don’t get discouraged! Let the weight come off in its own time and it will more then likely stay that way! Just keep reminding yourself of that.
Remember.. even though you want "the weight gone" this is a lifestyle change FOREVER. It can’t just be about getting to a number on the scale… it HAS to be more then that.
Congrats on the loss but don’t depend on that scale too too much. Keep up the healthy choices and don’t consider dipping into your weekly flex as “going over.” Use the points to teach you how to balance your meals, especially since you are running so much.
One day at a time, make the best choices you can without guilt or shame and stay active. That’s been my philosophy for almost 5 years now and it’s serving me quite well. ;)
Does anyone else have advice for LeeAnn? She’s expressed feeling I know I’ve had and many of you may have experienced as well. How do we get past the number on the scale and adopt that healthy lifestyle, stateless dieting mentality without getting discouraged?