Monday, September 20, 2010

Slow But Steady...Still Gets To The Finish Line!!!


We've all heard the old tale about the tortoise and the hare. "Slow and steady wins the race." How many of us really paid attention to that message when we were growing up? The message that even though we don't get there as fast as we would like, we will still win if we keep at it...it's just as important now that we are adults to really listen to this advice.
When we see that some people are losing large amounts of weight on a weekly basis, we either get jealous or discouraged. (Maybe both!) We wonder why our numbers aren't that big, why it's taking us so much longer to reach our goal weights. A friend on Twitter mentioned that her weight loss was average, but she has the right idea. She's still getting healthier, and she knows she is not defined by a number. Another friend on Facebook was very discouraged to find she "only" lost 1 pound this week. I myself lost "just" .4 pounds this week. I refuse to get upset over it. I did everything I was supposed to all week, and at least the number is still moving in the right direction. I was sick yesterday, so that can also affect what the scale tells me. There are so many factors to take into consideration when you check your weight, so focus on eating right and getting exercise instead of just the number. It will all even out in the long run.
Some weeks I lose 2 or 3 pounds, sometimes it's a pound or less. My focus is on regaining my health and energy, so I can accomplish all of the things that God has planned for me. Even if you change your eating habits for the better and start working out and the scale does not budge, you are still doing something right. Each person's body is different, and the rate of weight loss will vary from person to person, or even from week to week within the same person. Don't give up after a bad week...that way you'll never win the race. Keep moving in the right direction, slow and steady...you will cross that finish line!!!

7 comments:

Mandisa said...

Great blog Marie! We're in this together girl!

WriterMarie said...

Thank you my dear...we definitely are! xoxoxo

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