Stop Looking In The Rearview
By Meggan Larson
It is incredibly motivating to see how far you’ve come in your weight loss journey when you’ve been on it for a while and have a good amount of weight lost. (When I say good I mean more than 5lbs lol) Filling that jar full of marbles representing each pound lost can give you a great high and keep you going when you’ve lost some momentum. I find it’s best not to camp out on that feeling though and stay focused on how far you’ve come.
If you keep focusing on how far you’ve come then you might get just a little too satisfied with that number and lose your excitement to keep going. You may think to yourself, hey 30lbs is plenty to have lost, maybe I’ll just take a little break right now. The problem with that comes when you still have 60lbs to go (or even 15lbs!) and you keep staring in your rearview mirror instead of driving forward. It’s really helpful to keep track of how far you’ve come so that you don’t get lost in the sea of “this is taking way too long and I’m not even seeing any results”. The fact is you ARE losing weight and inches even if it does seem to be taking a long time. That being said, a rearview mirror is meant to be glanced at, not stared at. If you keep staring at what’s behind you, you can’t effectively move forward. Glance back, of course, but don’t let your gaze get transfixed there. It’s important to keep moving forward, inch by inch and pound by pound.
Sometimes I find myself getting satisfied with being at my lowest weight since 2014 but it’s in those moments that I start to lose sight of what I’m doing. It’s in those moments where I eat a little more than I should and go off plan a little more than I intended to. A couple of pounds jump back on and I have to re-focus to keep the scale going in the right direction. I love, love, LOVE where I’m at right now but that’s because I know where I’m going. I still have 50-60lbs to go in order to get to my goal weight so I can’t stop now. Even though I’ve lost more than 40lbs, I have more to lose. I’ll glance in the rearview to keep myself encouraged, but my eyes are focused ahead because that’s where I’m going.
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~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!