I read a quote about weight loss once that said “It takes 4 weeks for you to notice a change, 8 weeks for your friends to notice and then 12 weeks for the rest of the world to notice.”
At 4 weeks I had lost 10 pounds and I did noticed. My size 14 pants were starting to be looser and I had to wear a belt to hold them up. My face looked slimmer and of course the scale was going down. I felt better, more energized, more confident. I was so excited to be seeing these small changes and it helped me to keep working towards my goal.
At 8 weeks, today more specifically, my coworker mentioned to me that I look like I’ve lost weight. I’m sure I looked like a kid on Christmas morning, my face lit up. It’s not my goal to lose weight for others but to get healthy for me, myself and I. That being said, it is also nice for others to notice your hard work. For me it’s giving me that extra boost of motivation. It’s giving me that feeling that am getting that much closer to my goal.
Today I reflect on these past two months. I could focus on how I have been less than perfect and how I still have a lot to learn. However, today I choose to look at the positives. I have changed the way I think about my relationship to food. I have completed more than I ever thought possible; I have stuck to something. When I have fallen, I just got back up again. I am beyond proud of myself.
‘At 12 weeks’ is another month away. I look at this as another month to grow and learn. I am giving myself some more specific goals I am going to work even harder. You better look out world, because I’m coming for you!