Friday, February 10, 2012
The first of the year one of my male co-workers started a healthy eating plan - he is doing weight watchers. Within a few weeks people started noticing a difference. His pants are baggy. You can actually see the results of his little over a month's worth of work.
Someone asked him how much weight he lost and he said about 15 lbs. He made it all seem so easy and fast to lose weight.
I also began healthy eating the first of the year, combining exercise in my routine. At the end of January I was down 10 lbs. As of today, I am down 13.2 lbs. I am catching up to him!!! No one has said a word. Nothing is baggy. You really can't see any results of my work. I'm still wearing my "fat" pants. I am jealous!!!
How frustrating and unfair! I am working as hard if not harder than he is. UGH! Then again, there is the fact that he is a man and about 15 years younger than me and not dealing with menopause, bad knees or some of the things that make my journey a little bumpy.
I keep telling myself - I can feel a difference. I have more energy. I am able to do a little more physically before I start feeling stressed. The cravings for the cookies and sweets are gone (wish I could say the same for the soda). This is not a race. Its not about sprinting to the finish line - this is about endurance - there is no finish line - it's for life.
Self - lighten up - you are doing just fine.