Last Week's Weight: 172.2
Current Weight: 171
Total Loss: -57.0
YASSSSS. [Insert praise hands emoji here].
While weighing in this morning, I was glad to see progress. Not as-fast-as-I-would-like progress, but inch by inch, I'm getting closer. That thought reminded me of Al Pacino's "Inch by Inch" speech in Any Given Sunday. I've never seen the movie, but when my high school soccer team made the playoffs, one of our captains planned for us to listen to that speech before every playoff game. If you've never listened to the speech and want a serious dose of motivation, here ya go (if you don't have time to watch the whole thing, it gets really good around the 2-minute mark):
A major roadblock to my weight loss attempts my entire life until the last few years was that I mistakenly thought that all I needed was a quick fix:
"Okay I will just follow the three-day diet for a few weeks and then I will be skinny."
"I will do atkins and lose 20lbs in 2 months and my problems will be solved."
"I can just not eat until the pool party to drop a few pounds."
I thought making extremely major (and usually unhealthy) changes for a short period of time was the trick. If I could just do something drastic enough for a short time, I would for sure lose weight for the long term! Unsurprisingly, this never worked. And now, the inches speech is a good reminder as to why.
Life's a game of inches, it's not just one big play. To truly be successful, we need play for those inches, because that's going to make the difference between winning and losing.
And in this game, I'm fighting for that inch.
How was your weigh-in Wednesday?