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Diet Diaries: My Mind is Playing Tricks on Me

February 22, 2017

I wanted to give you guys a progress update on my weight loss.  I ALMOST threw in the towel this week after two months of trying to achieve my weight loss goals.  This week the devil has been busy trying to get me to quit.   After a few weeks of not seeing any movement on the scale and then being sick, I was discouraged.  I kept thinking to myself, it would be so much easier to just let it go and buy new clothes.  I was doing all this work and nothing was changing. What was the point?

The devil almost won.  He’s been in my head for a few days talking mad junk.  I even said to my husband what was the point of me doing all this work.  I had every reason to quit.  Why was I dragging my baby to the gym.  I was spending too much money on groceries.  It was too much work to cook and clean every day.  I’m tired.  Nothing is changing.  I gained 2 pounds…. It has been a full on battle in my mind.

Then God spoke to me and said to get up and share your progress with others.  Here I am.  Letting it all hang (literally).  The picture on the left is from October.  I actually gained another 5 pounds by January when I got started.  The picture on the right is about 2 weeks ago.  It’s not a major change but I see change.  That’s what counts.  My back roll is slowly going alway and my stomach has gone down.  Looking at my own pictures has given me hope.

No one ever succeeds by giving up.  The negative thoughts tried to take over but I kept telling myself “Trina, don’t you want this right?”  If this is what I want, why would I quit?  I’m going to continue to work hard and eating right.  I’m still fighting.  I’m thinking I should do a little retail therapy to celebrate.

Have you ever felt like this?  What did you do to overcome the negative thoughts?  Follow me on Snapchat @babyshopa where I share all my meals.

  • Justtayta
    February 22, 2017 at 9:36 am

    This is so uplifting. I see a major change. Hang in there. I’m going through the same, exact thing. Please continue to update us!

  • Junkshow
    February 22, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Agreed. I think you look fantastic. The struggle is so real, but you can do it. I’m working on this too after three years of thyroid problems and failed after failed diet. And anyway, you look great the way you are, so just know that as you try to reach your goal. Please keep us updated. It’s inspirational.

  • Tracy
    February 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Keep up the fight! Progress takes time! Have you considered shaking things up a bit with your diet routine? JJ Smith’s 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse worked to jumpstart things for me personally…I feel far better, sleep better, have more energy, etc. when I am drinking my smoothies consistently.

  • From Mrs to Mom
    February 26, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Don’t give up!! You may not see weight change as some fat cells are replaced by muscle cells (which is “heavier”). Keep up the good work!