Remember you are in this for the long haul. The writer to the Hebrews said to “Run with patience the race which is set before you.” I know he is talking about the race of life and spiritual growth. But the same applies here. Keep your eye on the goal. It’s really a matter of averages more than anything else. If you were to weigh yourself three times today, you would probably get three different weights. Your later afternoon and evening weights would probably be more than the morning weights. Likewise, throughout the week, your weight may fluctuate by a pound or two a day. The same thing goes for the end of a week. You might do everything “Right” and still not lose simply because of this 1-2 pound fluctuation. But look at your over all trend for the month or the year. Are you generally going down or going up? If the trend is down, don’t get too upset about the weeks you don’t lose weight unless it is a really significant weight gain or it persists for several weeks. Remember, there will come a time when you reach an equilibrium and you will need to readjust your diet and exercise routines to continue losing weight, but that’s for another article.
3. This is not a competition. Everybody loses weight at different rates. Just as we all put on weight differently. We even overeat for different reasons. I don’t get that hungry, but there are foods I like and when I’m eating them I tend to eat too much of them. Also I tend to eat when I’m bored. My sister, though, is just hungry constantly and will eat just about anything when she is hungry.