Yesterday morning I was pretty vexed about this whole weight loss thing. My scale was up...a lot. Yes, I had a "free day" and too much to eat Sunday night, but still. To be up so much was weird especially after a good, within-the-calorie-budget day.
Needless to say I ended up calling my friend because I have some inklings about what I eat making a big difference in losing any more weight. I'll write more about it later, but with a large family history of Type II Diabetes I'm thinking I may have slight insulin resistance. I've been reading about it and I have a feeling that's why I lose weight well when I cut out sugars/breads and then really have to burn lots of cardio calories to lose weight if I'm eating that stuff.
Like I said, more on that topic later.
My friend was wonderful to help me discuss some of this and encouraged me to keep going and find what's best for me. Then I finally got myself out the door for my run.
Later in the day I was looking up a link for yesterdays post among my old posts and I came across this one from June 2010.
It began with "Dear Leah,
When your weight loss journey gets rough please take a minute to read this letter and be reminded of why you are working on becoming healthier and more fit."
So, I took a minute and read it.
It was exactly what I needed to hear..from myself about 35 pounds heavier than I am now.
If you have days you struggle, or are struggling now, please take a minute to read this. Because the same reasons I didn't quit then are the same reasons I won't quit now. I hope you'll be as encouraged as I was.
A Letter To Myself -- In Case You Forget... From June 2010