Ok, I know I have been a little lazy on my posts here, that is the bad news. The good news is, I have not been lazy on my Chucking the Chunk.
I am down from the last posting weight of 245.9 to my 9/20 weight in of 236.2, so that is a weight loss of 9.7 lbs. A little off of my first 23 days ( 14.1 lbs.), with my next 26 days ( 9.7 lbs.), but it is a total of weight loss so far of 23.8 lbs.
After seeing that, I am a little discouraged about my last 26 days, but I am told–with weight loss–you can have a few weeks where your weight loss isn’t as great as others. I am really excited about where I am going. I am sure, I–like a lot of you–wish my weight would come off as quickly as we seem to put it on, but the important thing is: it is a process… slow at times, but we will make it through. I just try to take it each day, and try not to think too far ahead, taking solace in the daily, little victories is the way to go.
Trust me, if I can do this, so can you. Keep believing in yourself, and power through those tough days (and, yes, we all have tough days) as these days will pass. To add a sports vernacular: “Take it one game at a time.”
Or, as Norman Dale said in one of my favorite movies, Hoosiers: “There is a condition in tournament play. Do not talk about the next step, until you have climbed the one in front of you. I am sure going to the State Finals is beyond your wildest dreams. So, let’s just keep it right there. Forget about the crowds, the size of the school, their fancy uniforms, and remember what got you here. Focus on the fundamentals, that we have gone over time and time again, and most importantly, don’t get caught up winning or losing this game. If you put your effort and concentration in to playing to your potential, to be the best you can be ! I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we are going to be winners !”
That is how I approach my challenge and journey of losing weight. I try not to get too far ahead of myself and focus on the little things. So, take heart, my fellow Chunksters, you are not on this journey alone.
I know, it’s a struggle and, again, I struggle with you. We can do this. You can do this. “Just remember what got you here, remember your fundamentals. ”
At the end of the day… If we do our best and work hard, we will be winners. Until our next chat Chucksters, have hope and be strong.