Wednesday, October 15, 2014
how I lost 50+ pounds (and still can't wear this bathing suit)
Day Fifteen: My Favorite Quote & Why
"It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop." - Confucius
This is probably one of the most popular quotes applied to fitness/weight loss and as per usual, I am following the crowd. I just like the idea of anything that makes me feel good about the fact that I have been trying to lose weight for the last three years, and I still find myself unable to wear a two piece bathing suit. I'm probably being a little dramatic, but this process is taking so much longer than expected. Like, way longer.
I am trying to focus on all of the positive nonscale victories that I find myself reaching, but it's hard when your mind is all caught up on the numbers. I find myself stuck hovering around 153, and I am desperately hoping that the scale says anything under 150 every time I step on the stupid thing. For some reason, I am struggling to accept the size of my clothes and my ability to take a flattering selfie as success. Typical.
But as the quote says, I am not a failure until I actually give up and quit. Even if it takes me another three years to get to where I am trying to go, I will still be successful... eventually. Tell me something, what is the age that it becomes unacceptable to wear a bikini? Until that time, I will press on, and I will not quit.