I don't know what is going on with me!! I keep waking up in the morning with the expectation that I will focus on my weight in a healthy way and take care of myself, and then I end up doing the opposite! I cannot believe I can lose my confidence so quickly. My confidence is seriously shaken here. I just don't know what is going on.
I just feel like I'm very much on my own here, and I don't want to throw in the towel after the time and effort I've put into my weight loss. Honestly, I am so embarrassed that I'm not being stronger here. I haven't gained any weight, but lately I have been eating sooooo much more than I need that I know a gain is coming soon.
Please. What do I do???
This is an email I just received last night from a precious woman. It could actually be from every woman who contacts me. It could be from myself even. I have said these very things to myself. Erin has said these things to me. We all experience this.
Here's my reply:
Nothing is wrong. All is okay!!! It's okay, seriously. I promise.
You've experienced 3 steps forward, 2 steps back; just like it was for me.
You will not be throwing in the towel.
Here's what I want you to do. Follow these instructions:
1. Go stand against the wall on one side of your room.
2. Take 3 steps forward.
3. Take 2 steps back.
4. Take 3 steps forward.
5. Take 2 steps back.
6. Take 3 steps forward.
7. Take 2 steps back.
Did you get to the other side of the room?
Your answer reveals your weight loss journey!!! :)
It doesn't matter if you see a gain soon. It's okay. It just means you're ready to take 3 steps forward now!! :)
Permanent weight loss is about 3 steps forward and 2 steps back.
One of the reasons people don't experience permanent weight loss is because they didn't know the reality of the 3 Steps Forward and 2 Steps Back Principle.
Weight loss is a journey of one step at a time. It's a process. There's no magic pill or hidden biology to be discovered. We don't need more research into this.
What we need is LOVE and GRACE.
When someone experiences the 2-Steps-Back part of the journey, they think something's wrong with them, and they're a failure. They throw in the towel, succumbing to the lie that permanent weight loss is impossible.
The key is to recognize your current location. When you can see where you are in the journey, you'll know what step to take next.
I'd love to help you apply the 3 Steps Forward and 2 Steps Back Principle for yourself. Come to our Workshop or take our Online Course. Come spend time with me and I'll show you.
It's this way...
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.