Weight loss Derailed.
One of the goals I had for this blog was to share with you my health journey. Which includes my weightloss jouney. I have not written about that process very much over the past several months. There are many reasons why this is the case.
- I haven’t been very successful with my progress over the past several months.
- During the winter my kids and myself were dealing with a lot of health issues that made things more difficult.
- I allowed my discouragement to rule my behavior. Rather that holding tight to what Jesus was calling me to.
So here I am finding myself in a place where I have gotten way off track with my health goals. At the beginning of the summer a friend and I joined Clare Smith’s Spring Clean challenge. (If you want more information about this challenge or Clare Smith head over to her web site and have a look around she has a ton of great information.) My friend and I actually changed it up a bit to fit our goals and used the direct send feature on Instagram to hold each other accountable. We did this by sending a picture of everything we ate during the day. In addition to the direct pictures each day we would email each other at the beginning of the each week with that particular weeks current goals. We went strong for about 6 weeks. During those 6 weeks I had the following results:
- I lost about 5 lbs total.
- I found some food related ways to control my IBS
- I was able to reduce my bloating dramatically.
My friend ended up going on vacation, and I ended up getting seriously derailed. I allowed myself to indulge a few times early on. I find that I fall into the trap of, “A little bit won’t hurt me any.” mentality. Soon I managed to gain back all the weight I had lost and I got very discouraged. I ended up allowing discouragement to come in and rule my choices. I didn’t try to say no to myself or even make choices I knew were better for me. I did what I wanted, and gave into each whim. As you can imagine I am paying for the price of my laziness. Now I find myself again where I started. Ironic isn’t it that we can put on weight so much easier than we can get it off.
Accountability in Weight loss is so Important!
I am so guilty of allowing my emotions to rule my decisions. But there is another issue at stake as well. That issue is the problem of sin.
I don’t want to tell myself NO!
At times I am a toddler sitting on the floor kicking and screaming because I want something and I am being told no.
I need to develop this discipline. Ultimately I need to develop this discipline whether I actually lose weight or not.
What happens now?
This setback does not define me. I will pick up and start again. I will pick up and start again as many times as is necessary in order for me to complete this goal. I may not ever look the way I might desire, but I want to learn the discipline that is so important for my walk with Jesus. This is a stewardship issue for me. I am not being a good steward of my body and that needs to change.
I have a plan and next week I will share with you the steps I plan to take to move myself towards my goals. I hope you will come back often and check up on my progress.
Are you interested in following me on my weight loss journey? Would you like to know where I have been and what I have done in the past? Some times my chronic health problems get in my way of my weightloss. You can read more about it in this post about Weight loss and Chronic Fatigue. If you are looking for some encouragement in the area of accountability take a look at this post about Accountability. You can even find a free printable for encouragment.