Disappointment and Discouraged

What is this week 4, 5, I don’t know, what I do know is that I’ve hit a rough patch and it’s all because of that doggone scale.  I am working out at the Y, eating right but it seems as if my efforts are not matching my results. I know I should not but I weight myself around 2-3 times a day. I want to lose weight, I want to be healthy, I want to feel better about myself but at this point it’s hard. I’m not one to voice a lot of personal things with everyone so I keep a lot of things bottle up. I have a great team at the Verdae Y, they are so friendly and encouraging and I know that they will do all that’s in their power to help. I can genuinely say I love these guys. I can count on Team Verdae to text something to encourage me but I seem to cannot encourage myself. Like I’ve said in an earlier post I have several medical issues that are tied to weight. I am so over taking medication to maintain my health. I love cycling and this past weekend I went on a ride and rode 31 miles, however, when I finished and got into my car I had an asthma attack. This is the 1st one I’ve ever had since being diagnosed with adult onset asthma. It was very scary, I had to go to the er for a breathing treatment. I said all of that to say that I want to lose weight so bad that I tend to push myself too hard. But I close this blog inspired with my grandmother’s favorite scripture, Psalms 121:1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

3 thoughts on “Disappointment and Discouraged”

  1. Oh I feel the scale boulder – an ounce lost would make me feel at least something is happening for two weeks nothing! But I started to see it budge and pray the same for you. I am so sorry about the asthma attack – that must have been awful! But can I remind you what you wrote before that – 31 miles – AMAZING!!! And though your scale is playing tricks do you have a belt when you first started – do you have to cinch tighter? How about shirts are they looser? I know there is something programmed within us that respects that scale number as concrete but it’s really not (again I type this after a frustrating two weeks!) but you have much to celebrate – 31 miles!!! That is challenging for some athletes because around here I am guessing some hills. Look for the NSV (non scale victories) and celebrate them loud and proud!!! And the scale will catch up 😉 You got this *fist bump*

  2. You’ve got this Craig!!! Don’t let the enemy deceive you brother! He comes to steal, kill, and destroy! Don’t allow him to steal your joy, kill your dreams, or destroy your hope! You are a man of God and you know the authority you have to put him under your feet where he belongs! I admit…I have felt the discouragement myself and seen it in the eyes of others after stepping off the scale. But trust me…we are a team and we will claim the victory in this!!! But we have to stick together and we have to lean into God to draw our strength!!! We got this!!!

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