Day 161: Leap of Faith
Losing weight has been been no secret battle for me. I have tried every diet around…Nutrisystem, LA Weight Loss, more than one nutritionist, pills, Weight Watchers, and so many, many more. I mean I am practically a weight loss carni. I know the roller coaster ride way to well. It is sad but at least I try rather than just giving up and basking in my fatness.
I know that everyone had to find the thing that works for them….and I have! I have FINALLY found the thing that works for me and has helped me feel better than ever. I have lost 45 lbs. My goal is 50 so I am pretty freakin’ close!! But just losing the weight isn’t the only reason why I feel better than ever…I have energy. I have control. I can say no. I can have chocolate in my house and leave it alone. I am happy. I have endurance. I have definition.
Although I am so close to my goal and I feel so good, I still struggle. I have been sitting at the 5 lb. away mark for 2 weeks. It is rather frustrating. I mean it isn’t like I am thin and I am trying to lose those last 5 lbs so my size 4 pants fit better. I still have more to lose once I hit the 50 lb. mark. I know I shouldn’t be frustrated because I have lost so much, but I am frustrated because I am doing what I was doing before but not moving.
I talked to my trainer about this and he suggested bumping my calories up by 500/day for 1 week. This makes no sense to me. This is a pure leap of faith. He has gone to school for this stuff so he knows much better than this carni. So I am just taking his word for it. This week I am carefully monitoring my food to make sure I eat right and the correct amount of calories. Hopefully this will help me get over my plateau and get to losing again. Fingers crossed! I want to hit that big 50 so bad!!!