Don’t Let Disappointment Stop You

Don’t Let Disappointment Stop You

Missed Goal
Missed Goal

Missed goals can be disappointing so Don’t Let Disappointment Stop You from reaching your long-term goals.  When I got a reminder today that I wanted to be at my second goal weight of 219 pounds, I felt a little upset.  Mostly because I had put that in my calendar and forgotten about it.  Even though I did not reach my goal, I am very close and I am okay with that.  This morning I weighed 223.8.  That is 4.8 pounds away.

46.2 Pounds Lost So Far!

46.2 Pounds Lost
46.2 Pounds Lost

My total weight loss so far is 46.2 pounds.  I will gladly accept that for the moment. Since I have been walking about 4 miles a day most days, I am not really upset that I did not reach that goal yet.  It will happen when it is supposed to happen.  The important thing is that every pound I lose, I feel healthier and better.  I want that for you too.  If you have been following my site, you will see that I have posted my Weight Loss Progress Pictures with MyFitnessPal Food Diary.  My plans are to go back and add clickable links to the recipes for the foods that I have been eating during my weight loss.  They are really not much different from the recipes on my other website  Mainly, I have cut back on salt which is REALLY hard.  The most important thing I have done to lose weight is to cut my sugar intake, to cut my portion size, and get more physically active.

You Can Do It!

I want you all to know that I am here for you.  Please decide today to make your physical and emotional health a priority in your life.  It is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.  You will be so happy when you take charge of your life and see results as well.  With much love, April

6 thoughts on “Don’t Let Disappointment Stop You

  1. That is fantastic, April!!! I think you have the right attitude about not getting upset when you don’t meet your short-term goals. Looking at this endeavor as if it’s a lifelong goal makes the everyday challenges seem easier, in my opinion. I think of exercise the same way I think of showering. It’s just a permanent part of my life. And…I quit dieting, and started being mindful of how much I put in my mouth. I hated dieting….when there’s so much amazing food out in the world. I want to be able to eat anything I want. And, now I never feel deprived or miserable. Keep on going…you look incredible too…which is always a good bonus. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Lisa,
      It feels great. That is why I have just become more aware of my portion sizes. I LOVE to eat and LOVE to cook so I had to decide to just eat a little less and move more. It is working and I am loving it! I love spices and cooking different foods so I never feel deprived. I am planning on adding my recipes soon.

  2. Excellent and good determination. Smart and brave move. All done with educated mind. I hope I can be as determined as you are, just need a little push and motivation to start the same.

    1. Thank you! That is so nice. If I can do it, I know you can. Although you know me better than anyone, I am bull-headed and if I really set my mind to it I will do it. I feel so much better. Hopefully, I will be able to link the recipes with what I have eaten soon. I still eat good food just less of it and walking and yoga.

  3. April I have been following your journey. I lost myself so long ago. As soon as I recover from this devastating injury I am slowly recouperating from, I am getting back on track. You are my motivation. You have always been beautiful to me. So happy others are getting to know you. Love you, Aunt Mary

    1. Thank you, Aunt Mary. I just saw our buddy that used to run at the sports complex today when I was in Aldi. I told him I remembered how he used to run like it was nothing. The other day I decided that I am going to be able to run at least a mile without stopping by the time I turn 50 years old next April. It is hard getting on track. I felt like I had lost myself too but I am getting back to being strong, smart and beautiful again. I decided to start inside and work my way out and it seems to be working. I love you very much and I hope you are getting stronger each day.

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