See that second graph? The one that eerily resembles a doctor’s signature? That’s how my weight-loss journey looks like. This is what I keep reminding myself; that losing excessive body weight is not just a short-term goal. It is a journey. It may take months or maybe years. But as long as I do not throw in the towel, I sincerely believe that I will succeed. One day.
I might lose just 11kg of total body weight in 16 months. But honey, NEVER FORGET that of the 11 kilograms lost, you lost about 10kg of fat and gained about 10-12kg of muscles.
Ten kilograms of muscle GAIN.
Let that sink in.
At this point in my journey, I now identified mindless-eating as my biggest weakness. Munching on Raya cookies while watching TV at home, stuffing on crunchy rempeyek while chatting with relatives during Raya visits…all of habits that I, myself am 100% responsible for.
Not my daugther’s improving health condition. Not my partner’s undivided love (I’m one lucky gal!) Not the lack of time to go to the gym.
So be accountable, Hanna. And do something about it. It’s okay to stumble once in a while. Just remember to get up again as soon as you could.
Again, weight-loss is a long journey.