When Shannon and I were at the gym last night, we got to talking about the weight loss industry. And I remember saying to her, “Why would you buy diet pills? If they actually worked, you’d stop buying them, and then they’d lose money.”
Remember that the weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar a year industry. They thrive by making you think you’re less than. They thrive on you thinking you’re “fat” and “ugly” and, because of that, “unlovable.” And therefore, they can sell you products because you’re desperate. But remember: if it worked, they’d lose money. They make money by keeping you hating yourself.
Let’s try to break the cycle.
The general rule of thumb is 2 pounds or less a week. However, it’s normal for people to lose more weight than this when they first begin changing their diet and working out. But more than 2 pounds a week shouldn’t be the norm.
IS THE NUMBER ON THE SCALES GETTING YOU DOWN?
Girls, girls, girls. I know we all have our own stories and we’re all here for different reasons. But I see A LOT of girls desperately trying to see lower numbers on their scales. It looks to me like the main reason they’re doing it (working out/eating healthy) is to see a low number on scales. The only thing thing keeping them going is the hope that one morning they’ll stand on the scale and their “ultimate goal weight” will be staring them in the face.
I believe, and yes this is my personal opinion, that what should be staring you in the face, is yourself in the mirror. Why not forget about the numbers for a while? Check your progress in the mirror, how your clothes fit, compare old photos with new photos, happiness, how well you sleep at night, how much energy you have, how strong you are mentally and physically, there are probably a million other reasons but these are the ones just came to mind now.
Different weights look different on every single body. Just because your favourite celeb has a bangin’ bod at a weight, doesn’t mean it’s going to look fantastic on you too.
I hope my progress will inspire some of you and make you realise that you don’t need to see incredibly low numbers. I rarely weigh myself. I only weigh myself when I see a big difference in my body in muscle definition. It turns out the better I look, the more weight I’ve gained.
Don’t let numbers define you. Please. I am genuinely concerned for some people that I see on here.