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Melanie: The key for me is going to be consistency

Losing weight is truly a battle with the mind. The things that I’ve gone through mentally are way more tough than any workout. My ultimate wish is to no longer let my stress or food control me. I have really went through a rough patch the past couple weeks. I’ve gotten discouraged about my work schedule and how much time I was able to spend at the gym. I go as often as I can but I wish sometimes I could just pause life and focus on me. Also, I am the definition of an emotional eater. I eat when I’m sad, upset or bored and lately due to stress. My mind tricks me into thinking if I’ve had a bad day, a bowl of pasta will make me feel better. And so I’ve noticed, it does make me feel better… but only temporarily. Afterwards, I feel guilty and ashamed of myself. The key for me in conquering this weight is going to be consistency. I am going to have to keep trying to make the right choices even on stressful or bad days. Everyone will go through rough patches in life and the key to that is resiliency. It doesn’t matter how many times I fail but it does matter how many times I bounce back and keep on trying. Flab 2 Fab is a great place for motivation and I feel very cared for. I know Lisa, my friends and my fiance Mike will help me get through these bumps in the road. But at the end of the day, only I can control what I put in my mouth and how much I exercise. I will break through this, I refuse to let go of the chance of a truly happy, healthy life.

Posted in: Melanie Frantz, Week 11

2 Responses to Melanie: The key for me is going to be consistency

  1. Linda says:

    Great job in realizing the good feeling we get from food is temporary. I’ve said all along that his is 90% mental. Getting your head on straight is key – and it sounds like you’re working at that all through this process. Keep up the good work.

  2. Sandy Antoinette says:

    Be strong and focus. Like Linda says this is so mental. Visualize meeting your goal and speak honestly to those around you. Love you Melanie – you desire only the best.

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