I have decided that all those signs that read:
LOSE 20 POUNDS IN 20 DAYS!
must be total crap because losing weight is actually really hard. For “first-timers” like myself it’s typical to think “This is gong to be easy!” But it’s a very slow process. During a day and age where we expect a lot of instant gratification, it takes a quite a lot of patience to lose 20 pounds. It also takes a busload of willpower.
That’s not to say that’s it’s not still happening. I can tell by the way clothes fit that I must be changing. But the scale spits back very little change from one day to the next. I’m wondering if the muscle I am gaining from working out is throwing it off. Either way, it’s frustrating, but not frustrating enough for me to give up.
I keep going back and reading success stories every time I feel hopeless. They help. And I pretend they are all true. :]
P.S. I eat very well. I’ve been dieting for 2.5 weeks. I have lost 8 pounds. I feel like I should have lost more. (haha!) I work out five days a week. You can’t help but want a bigger reward and a quick one. :] Man, I am spoiled.