We all have those days when it feels like we may as well be back at the start of our weight loss journey; like we may as well give up. I know that I’m certainly guilty of forgetting just how far I’ve come from where I was when I started.
There are several different things you can do. Some people only need measurements, whether it’s the scales or inches, to remind themselves how far they’ve come.
Some people take photos to be able to compare, side by side, their change.
Personally, I prefer something a little bit more physical.
Whenever I’m feeling fat or like my weight loss means nothing, I pick up something to remind myself just how much weight I’ve lost.
If I’m at the gym, I’ll pick up a 25kg weight. If I’m at home, I’ll pick up a 2 litre bottle of milk and remember I’ve lost 13 of them off my body.
There’s something about holding the weight in your hands that really makes it feel more real, how far you’ve come. For bonus points, try putting that weight in a back pack and going about your daily activities for a little while.
Whether you’ve lost, 2, 5, 10, 20 or 50 kgs (or pounds), you should feel proud of it. Weight loss is not easy. Focus on how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go and don’t give up.