As my coworker (who also has a child, is pushing 30, and is NOT exercising) casually drops A POUND A DAY on her new diet, I got on the scale this morning to a resounding 0.4lb lost in a week.
I’m struggling with it. I recognize that at least I’m moving in the right direction again, and that I’m still learning important things about what I do and don’t need in terms of food.
Still, I’m struggling. I know I’m doing the right things. I know exercise is good for me and makes me feel awesome. I won’t stop doing it. I just can’t get my head around why it is SO MUCH harder for me. What am I doing wrong??? My protein is up, my carbs and sugar are way down, alcohol is pretty much non-existent for me now. I’m mixing up cardio and strength.
I know it takes time, I do. I just wanted to see maybe 2 lbs gone? When I’m making what feels like an extreme change in my habits, I want to see a payoff. I want to be able to counter the “I lost another pound today” with something, anything of my own.
I know I’m not supposed to compare. I’m actually SUPER proud of my coworker, who is sticking to a very limited diet and doing a great job. It says a lot about her determination and motivation. I’m just… frustrated.