You all probably get tired of hearing me say ‘Be Patient’. It’s hard! We want to see the results of our hard work! We need to know we’re on the right path, and sometimes waiting for what seems like forever to see those results can be discouraging. I’ve been there. I cried real tears many times in the beginning when I felt like all my hard work was getting me exactly nowhere. But somehow I found the motivation to stick with it (mostly by focusing on things other than the scale and my appearance), and now I can look back at pictures and see the dramatic changes unfold. Take a look. (You can see pics of how I looked before I changed my lifestyle here).
12 months in, 170 pounds:
15 months in, 160 pounds:
18 months in, 152 pounds:
2 years in, 155 pounds:
3 years in, 160 pounds:
Notice how little my weight changes from one picture to the next. If the scale had been my focus, I would have given up long ago. As you can see, once I lost the weight, I regained some over the course of a year, but it was lean mass, not fat. I look leaner at 160 pounds 3 years in than I did at 152 18 months in. Don’t focus on the scale! It is not the be all and end all. And keep going, even when it feels like your progress has stalled. Chances are that when you look back a year from now, you will see loud and clear that you were making progress all along.
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