It Snuck Up On Me: A little weight turned into a lot…

How does it happen? One day you are feeling ok about your weight and the next day you have put on 20 pounds without realizing it. Weight often can sneak up on you. When I turned forty, I was proudly saying I was in the best shape of my life. When I turned 41 I was at the heaviest I had ever been. How the heck does that happen? I’ll tell you, you put on a pound here and make an excuse for it. You put on a few more pounds here and there but there is always a reason – a big holiday, a vacation, a super stressful time. All in all, you don’t worry too much about a pound here or there. All of a sudden though, you realize you put on 20 pounds. I call it the “weight creep.” It’s what happens when you weight gets out of control without you even noticing. So here I was, with 20 extra pounds at a weight I had never seen on my scale before (except when pregnant.) Now what? Well, it’s time to take it off, exactly the way I put it on. A little at a time. Isn’t it funny how we put on weight gradually but expect it to come off instantly? We get frustrated when the scale says we only lost a pound yet when we put on a pound we don’t think anything of it. As you work to lose weight, remember that “weight creep” is how you might have gotten to your current weight and you are going to “creep” it back off. Slow and steady is always a good way to go. The moral to today’s post – don’t allow unrealistic expectations to make you depressed about your weight loss. Be happy with every little pound that comes off. It came on slowly and it will come off slowly. One day you will wake up and realize you lost 20 pounds! Did weight creep up on you? I gained 20, how much weight crept up on you? Leave your “creep” number below.
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