Give it a Chance
You want it yesterday, don't you? I hear
from people all the time who say, "I'm
eating well, and exercising, but I haven't
lost any weight! Help me," they cry.
What they don't seem to get is that they
are doing everything right, yet they are
still allowing a piece of metal on their
bathroom floor to dictate whether they feel
good about themselves. Give yourself
and your plan a chance to work for you.
Losing weight isn't going to happen instantly.
Sorry, but there are no microwave ovens
for weight loss. Step inside, turn it on,
step out, and you're done, and a lovely
brown gloss to boot! No. Our instant breakfast,
I want it my way, drive-through world doesn't
apply to everything, and weight loss, real,
permanent weight loss, doesn't happen overnight.
In fact, if it does, if you lose a lot of
weight very quickly, you can be sure it
will return. I know of people who have lost
25 lbs. in 15 days, only to gain back 27
in less than a week. What good is that?
Give yourself and your plan a chance. Depending
on how much weight you have to lose, you
must give it a sufficient amount of time.
Would you rather lose two pounds a week
and keep it off forever, or lose 20 lbs
in two weeks, but gain it right back? You
choose. In the first case, after 10 weeks
you'd be 20 pounds lighter, and in the second,
you'd still be the same as when you started,
or maybe heavier. Which do you prefer?
Change Takes Time
All change takes time. Learning any new
skill takes time. You probably didn't learn
to drive by taking the car out once or twice
but actually it took a period of time, practicing,
and eventually becoming comfortable enough
that you were no longer learning, but now
you knew how to drive.
Learning to change your eating habits will
also take time. Some habits you'll keep,
some you'll modify, and some you'll change
outright. If you are eating well, getting
some additional movement in your life and
yet you don't think anything is happening,
pay attention to how your clothes fit, and
how you feel. Fat loss and muscle growth
take time, and while they happen in tiny
increments, it doesn't pay to get impatient.
Keep doing what you are doing and you'll
get your result. I promise.