Operation 25.5 – The Weight Loss Wall

About two month ago (WOW … does time fly) I hit my 20 lbs lost goal in Operation 25.5 (my goal to loose 25 % of my weight and cut my clothing size in half).  A great accomplishment, yes, but I have not gone anywhere since then.  I am totally surprised my awesome trainer has not fired me yet, but she is sticking in there with me.  Thank God for patient and supportive people!

So, what has happened over the past two months – I hit the wall.

Did my body shut down?  No.

Did my weight loss stop?  No.

My will power ended.  Why? I can simply postulate that I was just tired. Tired mentally, tired emotionally and needed a break from trying so hard every day. Because, you know what?  God, I love food.  God, I love sleep. God, I love schedule freedom. And focusing on weight loss in addition to everything else in my life had, so I thought, deprived me of those things.

I had hit the weight loss wall — a mental weight loss wall.

Then, after a great family vacation and about two weeks back in the real world I realized: “my goal is in jeopardy, my long-term health could be in jeopardy all because I got lazy. Not tired, lazy.”  I had let myself go back to the ways that got me in this whole weight loss hole to begin with and had simply given up.

So right now I am focused on digging out of my mental hole.  And it’s hard, real darn hard.  But I have to do it – for me, for my health and for my family because these people deserve a healthy, happy and energetic mom and wife.

Moving forward, instead of focusing on what a diet and exercise plan is taking away from me, I am going to focus on what it is giving me – an energetic life with health and happiness.  I can’t let laziness take that away from me.

Julia Montgomery Stewart

Nicknamed “Julia Child” at a young age, our own Julia is most at home in the kitchen. Lately, she has combined her culinary talents with a new hobby—fitness and healthy living. As a result, her recipes reflect an intriguing balance between eating well without sacrificing flavor. Outside the home, Julia is a consummate event planner, and spent the first ten years of her career as a publicist before expanding her portfolio of talents with the launch of Live Pretty in 2010. Balancing the busy demands of career and family, Julia lives with her husband and daughter in Orlando, Florida. In addition to her work in marketing, she serves a number of community organizations and initiatives in Central Florida.

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