Weight loss is hard. Most of you know this. I just want to address the misconception that when you decide to lose weight, that it is going to be easy, consistent and immediate. Because its not. Weight loss is a process, and one that usually includes some gains along the way. Life happens, and just because if you zoom out if looks like you didn't lose any weight, know that it isn't telling the whole story.
There are a lot of things that can factor into this. For me, it has been having a tumultuous year. I would lose a lot, gain a little, lose some more, then something else would happen and I would gain it back. THIS is life. Is it awesome? No, not at all. And for most people, it's really discouraging. But you have to remember that this isn't a short term process. This is for the long haul. When I got into this, I knew my goal of losing 150 lbs wasn't going to happen over night. That is a FUCKTON of weight. Like an entire person. But I knew that if I didn't let minor set backs completely derail me that I could do it. I didn't set a time frame, I didn't want to do it unhealthily so I have been figuring things out as I go.
And another thing, along those lines, I have had to figure this shit out as I went along! I have tried everything in the book to lose weight. Crash diets, clean eating, working out with a trainer, working out at home, running, yoga, etc. I have discovered a lot of things I like, a lot of things I don't, but I am still trying to figure out what will work for me long term. Sure I could stop eating all the carbs, but I don't want to lose 150 lbs, bring carbs back into my life and gain it all back. That is not my idea of success.
This is one year of progress. If you go by the scale, I haven't lost much. But my body begs to differ.
So if you are out there, struggling, looking at the same kind of graph that I am, you aren't alone. This shit is hard. But it doesn't get easier by giving up. So strap on your shoes and try again today. And tomorrow. And every day because success will come with consistency. Keep your head up- you will get there.