Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monthly Weight in and Patience

I am happy to report that I have lost 4.7 pounds this month!   Considering the past month and half I think it's great! 
For the past month I've been dealing with some things that have taken a toll on my patience from having a cold for over two weeks, my anxiety going through the roof, spraining my ankle, waiting over three weeks for my cell phone to be fixed and taking sometime away from a long life friend.  
At first when all these things happened to me I cried and asked why me?   What am I doing wrong?   
I have a plan to pay off my debt over the next year and the past ten days of not working has put a damper on this.  It did upset me at first taking the time off.  But if I don't have strong ankles to work then I don't make money.  When I set a plan for myself I hate to deviate from it but sometimes that has to happen.  Life happens and I have no control over it and this is where my patience has been tested. I know you are probably thinking it's only ten days but money is a HUGE stressor for me and this is something I am trying to deal with.     I  am happy that I am  a goal orientated woman but I have to leave space for some wiggle room too.  
Take for example my weight loss.  I try a food plan and if I do not lose weight in the first few weeks I self sabotage and think I just will never  lose the weight!  But if I stick with eating healthy  and working out then eventually the weight will fall off but I am not  patient enough.  I have a lot of motivation and drive but it's the patience that needs practice.   I was looking at my weight over the past year and I am 1.5 heavier then last year but over the course of the year I have gained and lost the same 20 pounds.   
Even though this month was crappy I learned some strong lessons.  Being patient with myself will get me a lot further in life.  Taking time for myself and not rushing to get to the finish line.  If I set a plan, do the work and stay consistent would eventually get there.  
Do you have a hard time with being patient?  What strategies do you use to get through it. 
I am thankful I have  two adorable cats who love to cuddle and make me laugh everyday!  


  1. Wow!! Be proud of yourself. Learning to be flexable and going with the flow ...a wonderful lesson to learn in your thirties.

    Learning to spend less than one makes is a learning process....and having a goal to eventually be able to pay your credit card in full every month is also a wonderful lesson to learn in your thirties. (Think of the interest you pay presently on your credit every month ...that amt could become your emergency fund ,having a emergency fund would keep you calm..) So it might take a year or two... to be debt free put you can do it ..... Love MomQ.

  2. Congratulations on the weight loss and everything else you learned. Yes, patience is really hard in life - and in the weight loss process. Excellent points!

    1. Thanks Diane! I am still learning one step at at time with me :)

  3. Lessons like this are often worth more than weight loss! These lessons will help it be a lasting loss, you're doing a great job and I can't wait to have you on board for the Holiday Weight Loss challenge!

    1. Thanks for stoping by my blog Courtney :) I am getting excited for the weight loss challenge!!