Effort vs. Results
Thursday, February 25, 2010
To anyone out there who has a chance to read this, I would really love your feedback!
I've been working on this weight loss thing for a while now, maybe 30yrs! Only in the last year have I really put serious effort into it though. I lost almost 50lbs last year and then hit a plateau. I was journaling every bite, exercising regularly watching my nutrient intake etc. etc.
I was exercising 4-5 days a week
Calories between 1200-1500
And I hit a plateau that lasted over a month... then I lost it. I lost control.
It was just so discouraging to work so hard and stop getting results. I searched the internet, I bought books and was fanatical about logging every morsel that went in my mouth and my effort quit producing results!
I was focused on the destination, the numbers on the scale - ONEDERLAND!
I was twelve pounds away and stuck! It was maddening.
This time my approach is going to be focused more on the effort, less on the results. Yes, of course I want to lose weight, but I can't control the scale... I can ONLY control my behavior.
The journey not the destination.
The effort not the results!