After my last son was born, I was bigger than I had ever been in my life. I weighed in at 175. I was so discouraged, because losing weight was something I had never been successful at.
Ever since I was 13 I weighed 150. No matter what I did to lose weight as a teenager, it didn’t work. Since I wasn’t successful when I was younger, I felt I would be doomed to this new size for the rest of my life.
I started counting calories about 4 years ago, and lost 30 pounds over the course of 8 months. The smallest I went down to was 148. I’d never been that little.
I thought I was done losing weight, because I stopped getting smaller about 2 years ago. However, 2 months ago, I made some other radical changes to my diet that has resulted in me losing another 10 pounds, taking me down to 138.
I share all of this to say that the changes have happened so so slowly. Losing 1 pound a week doesn’t look like much, but over the course of time, it makes a HUGE difference.
That is how it is with all of life. When you are in the thick of it, chipping away at your goals a little at a time, it doesn’t seem like you are accomplishing much. I encourage you to take a look back at where you started and where you are today. It doesn’t seem like much in the moment, but in hindsight it will truly shock you.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.