Since January 1st I have been involved in a "Biggest Loser" weight loss contest.
I wasn't really interested in it because I have lost so much weight at such a slow pace it didn't really seem worth it to me to compete with others who were just starting their journeys, however, a lot of my family members (including Mom) were participating so I said why not for $20 it's extra motivation.
(me January 1st, 2012)
The contest ends this Friday, 4/27 and I have just been told that most of the participants are not doing the final weigh in because "they didn't do as well as they hoped," during the contest.
That is ridiculous.
Weight loss is not a race.
If it was I would have lost 2 years ago when I started.
It has taken me all this time to lose 48 pounds, when some people can lose that in a matter of months.
But that is what JUST KEEP SWEATING is all about, no matter what, you keep going.
You hold yourself accountable.
(me, April 24, 2012 )
I lost a total of 9 pounds during this contest, and I am more than happy with that.
"Every pound is a victory, and should be treated like one."
(original quote, by me)
I know that it can be disheartening to be on a "diet," for 3+ months and only lose 10 pounds, but in the grand scheme of things that means nothing.
Whether you are in a weight loss challenge against a group of people, or against yourself... it is all worth it, if you are bettering yourself.
I wouldn't be where I am today if I had just not weighed in.
I wouldn't know everything I know now if I didn't take it slow.
So remember this, it isn't about the amount of time it takes to get to your goal, it's about the journey.