My Engagement Has Been My Biggest Challenge Yet in My Journey with Weight Loss

My Engagement Has Been My Biggest Challenge Yet in My Journey with Weight Loss

​I’ve been busy lately. Since becoming engaged at the end of October, I’ve learned first-hand just how much truth there is in a statement I’ve heard several times now in my journey: With weight loss, the good times in life often are the most difficult to stay on track. So, how can you maintain weight loss progress through big events?

With weight loss, the good times in life often are the most difficult to stay on track.

Constant Celebrations = Poor Food Choices

As much as I plan ahead and prep my meals and go into each day with the best of intentions, reasons to veer off-course keep seeming to come up:

Our friends and family are so happy for us and want to celebrate . . . which typically involves food and drinks.

We are super excited and want to celebrate . . . which typically involves food and drinks.

The full-on holiday season has arrived . . . which typically involves food and drinks.

You can see where I’m going here.

Lack of Time for Exercise

All this food and drinks is taking up a lot of time too, which often means giving up, or what we like to call “re-scheduling,” weekend hikes.

We get home later in the evenings, making me tired in the morning. So, I sleep a little later instead of working out.

Do What You Can to Maintain Weight Loss Progress Through Big Events

The good news is, I continue to weigh myself and track it daily. Even though I don’t like it, this shows me the results these celebrations are having on my goal achievement.

Re-Commit To Your Goals

We can maintain weight loss progress through big events, and I know that now is the time for me to get back on course.

The past couple of months have revealed a trend of missing workouts and over-indulging 3-4 times per week.

Now, I have re-committed to my priority of consuming 1800 daily calories and working out 6 days every week.

We all go through times in life when goal progress needs to take a back burner. It’s nothing to beat yourself up over.

Enjoy the moment, do what you can, and re-commit to your goals when you are ready.

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With weight loss, the good times in life often are the most difficult to stay on track.

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