It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce and thirteen hours to build a Toyota.[pullquote]If you don’t learn to get excited about even slow progress and celebrate all the little victories, you will not succeed.[/pullquote]
I am a member of several LCHF/Keto groups online. Every day I see posts like, “I have faithfully been doing this WOE (that’s Way of Eating) for one week and I haven’t lost a pound! I am about to give up. Help!” and “I have been faithfully doing this WOE for 2 weeks and have only lost 4 pounds and I am about to throw in the towel.”
Really? What is wrong with this picture? If you are obese or have a lot of weight to lose, it didn’t happen overnight, so where does this idea come from that it should come off overnight? Seriously, I see this EVERY DAY online!
If you lost 4 pounds in two weeks, that is two pounds a week and not only is that great, that is a LOSS! What more can you expect? Even if you lose at the rate of half a pound a week, that would still be 26 pounds in a year! What? You can’t stand to lose 26 pounds? It beats a sharp stick in the eye!
I really don’t understand where this mentality comes from. As a society we are so impatient. I am here to tell you that if you don’t learn to get excited about even slow progress and celebrate all the little victories, you will not succeed. Look, the time is going to go by anyway, you may as well have slow progress than NO progress! A huge part of this journey is believing you can do it and realize it isn’t happening over night.
It is a process! Change takes time. Eat right. Keep your mind right. Your body will reward you.
[pullquote]Take it one pound at a time. Eventually, you will reach your goal.[/pullquote]The unrealistic expectations you place on yourself are going to set you up for frustration and failure. Every body is different and you cannot gauge your success by someone else’s. I lost 13 pounds the first 14 days, but after that it was about 2 pounds a week. I saw people online posting about losing three and four pounds a week. What if I had given up and said, “This isn’t working for me.” just because I wasn’t losing at the rate some others were? I will tell you what, I would still be fat and diabetic, that’s what. Swim in your own lane people! If you only lose one pound a week, so what? A pound is a pound. Take it one pound at a time. Eventually, you will reach your goal.
Stop looking for quick fixes. Stop putting harmful chemicals in your body, stop buying miracle pills, and don’t starve yourself or count calories. Just follow the Keto rules and be patient.
Attitude is everything. It is time to stop whining and start winning. Winning is sticking with the plan even if things are slow going. Winning is having a “nothing is going to stop me” attitude.
It will be worth it in the end. Don’t give up.