Jave_Junkie wrote:While on your ‘Journey’ to lose weight what have you found personally to be the hardest thing to get passed initially? And what has continued to be a major difficulty/stumbling block?
Initially my biggest stumbling block was the expectation of immediate results. If I was going to suffer to lose weight (and trust me, it felt like suffering at the start!) it seemed unfair that immediate denial wasn't followed by immediate results. Of course it was this reliance on immediate gratification that lead to my gaining the weight in the first place, so it wasn't surprising that it followed me into my weight loss journey!
Now that I've become accustomed to the long hard slog my continued stumbling block is alcohol. I really like a red wine or three in the evening, but alcohol severely impacts weight loss. So I've had to bite the bullet over the last few weeks and try to go completely without. It's been hard, but it's worth it!
Another stumbling block is that all the bad habits that caused me to gain weight in the first place are still there in the back of my mind (alcohol included). It's so easy to slip back into old patterns of behaviour and think that a packet of chips won't matter... or a bottle of wine... or a block of chocolate. And soon you're consuming all three at once and wondering why you're stacking the weight back on again!