Hello Fellow Sparkers, and Happy Friday! We've made it through another week!
In the importance of transparency, I need to post this. It's embarrassing, however, it's where I am.
I have spent the last 21 days being more than consistent, tracking my progress, staying positive. The numbers are not reflecting yet on the scale, but I know my body takes awhile to process that I'm trying to get it to cooperate and lose weight.
I'm also reminded that quick weight loss can lead to unhealthy results. Here are some facts about why losing quickly isn't the best option:
Discouragement because someone lost 10 lbs the first week and has only lost 3 lbs in the past 3 weeks. The first big jump down on the scale is water weight. Yes it is exciting to see that jump down BUT do not have the unrealistic expectation of always losing that fast. 1-2 lbs a week is average weight loss.
Anything more than that is risking major health concerns. I.e. gall stones, pancreatitis, etc.
The more you weigh the more you will lose. As you lose, you will begin to lose less and slower. The slower you lose, the higher the chance that you will keep the weight off.
My friend tried extreme dieting as a teen and got gallstones. So I know there's truth to this. Slowly and surely I will return to where I was. I may even be able to get lower than that, as my ideal weight is 160-170.
I will continue to do my part to inform others of the importance of good health, and I will try my best to follow my own advice.
This concludes my week of deep soul searching through journaling. Thanks for reading.