It’s no secret that my lifestyle goals are about weight loss and looking better. So far I’ve lost 2 pounds. That’s OK but frankly I’m a bit disappointed and of two minds.
- My logical self says, ” that’s good. Losing 2 pounds is a good start. You’ve really only worked on this for a month. If you stay with the program, you’ll likely lose weight for good. Just keep going.”
- My emotional self says, “ONLY 2 POUNDS? I thought we would be a fitness model by now!!! Let’s go have a burger, we’re never going to lose weight anyway.”
How to move forward? Luck!!! I stumbled across this article… 7 Reasons to lose 5% body weight. That’s 7.48 of my 149.6 pound current weight.
“The research shows that even if you don’t reach a weight or BMI that the charts consider to be optimal, you can be successful at improving your health, reducing your risk of chronic diseases, and improving your quality of life with a weight loss of 5 percent,” says Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, a dietitian in New York and Los Angeles and author of Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches with Real Food, Real Fast.
By losing just 5% of your body weight you can improve sleep, overall health, mood, lower your cancer risk and more!!! For the record, #7 is boost your sex drive.
So, I’m going to listen to my smart, logical self. One more thing…
Dear emotional self,
Please stop yelling at me. It's rude.
Also, I know you're trying to help us.
I know you think we're going to starve to death without a hamburger...
but we're not. Just calm down and come out for a run.
Also, if you really want the hamburger we can have that too...
after a fun run...occasionally.