Thank you for the sweet comments. I do read them and they do make a difference. I appreciate you taking the time to brighten my day. Darci and Ashley, big thanks. Really.
I am doing better today. It just seems like a huge obstacle that's impossible to conquer. I just have to take it one step at a time. If I can only keep my emotions in check I'll be ok.
It seems that I am not the only one who has to go through this.
"I am exercising, I am weighing/measuring my food, I am tracking my food, I am eating some of my earned activity points, etc. I feel like I am in a never ending battle."
EXACTLY! That's exactly how I feel sometime. This is not my first rodeo with weight loss. It is my first time with WW though. I've done the Atkins, Power Protein, the fun The More You Eat the More You Lose Soup diet, raw food, LA Weight Loss, etc etc etc. I've had more ups and downs that yo-yos.
I've also been doing the Shred lately and wondering why it's still so darn difficult. Then I read this and I felt a little better:
"I did Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred this AM and it was SO HARD. Level 2 is much more advanced than Level 1.... sweat was dripping off me by the end of the first circuit. It's endlessly ironic to me that I can run a half marathon, but a workout video knocks me down!"
Ok, if a marathon runner finds it difficult then maybe a 200-something pound out of shape mom shouldn't feel too bad about it. Right?
So looking at the big picture I see a huge obstacle. But looking at each day I can say, "I can do this. I can take each day and make it the best day possible."
And one day I'll walk past the scale without a feeling of dread. One day, I'll have confidence to try new clothes. And one day I'll climb a REAL mountain on my own two feet.