Weight loss numbers

This week I am reflecting on weight loss numbers.

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How many of us focus on the huge numbers?

“I need to lose 84 pounds”

“It will take me 104 weeks to reach my ideal weight!”

“I need to get 25 centimetres off my waist!”

How often does that lead to us despairing and heading for an unhealthy snack or three?

We start our weight loss journeys with high hopes and then the big figures (no pun intended!) get to us and we give up.

We need to have a word with ourselves.

“I need to lose 6 stone. 6 is a small number, not even double figures. I can do this!”

“It will take me 2 years to reach my ideal weight. 2 years ago today seems like yesterday. I will be there before I know it.”

“I need to lose 10 inches off my waist. That is only just into double figures. No big deal!”

Of course when you have lost your weight (and you can do this!) you revert to big numbers and everyone will be doubly impressed with your weight loss and your figure

Go figure.

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5 Comments

  1. Mrs TeePot January 26, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Great tips. I have to admit I have found that thinking about how far I have still to go stops me in my tracks and makes me want to give up. Seeing those huge numbers makes it all seem impossible, but you’re right, we can do this!

  2. Beth @ BethinaBox.com January 28, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    We are all the same. I have to be honest though, I much prefer to work in lb’s rather than stone. I think my reasoning is that I can watch the number coming down each week. Whereas it could take a few weeks to reduce the number of stones.

    🙂
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