I check and track down my progress every week to see how well I am doing.
My husband is also a great source of motivation. To keep my enthusiasm high, he would skip dinner with me sometimes!
I also put on some of my clothes which I couldn’t even fit into earlier. This encourages me to keep working on myself and move forward every week.
How do you ensure you don’t lose focus? To be very honest, I lost focus a lot many times. I always felt low on confidence and when I couldn’t really see a difference in the number initially, it pained me. Plus, PCOS battle made it more difficult.
However, each time I failed, I learnt a lesson. Over the course of 1.5 years, I learnt to chase progress, and not just the number on the scale.
What’s the most difficult part of being overweight? Quite a lot. Simple tasks become difficult, you encounter so many challenges on a daily basis. Plus, being body shamed impacts your self-esteem and confidence levels. I was seldom mocked at, and referred to as the fattest woman in the room. Hormonal imbalances, mood swings and the pressure you face from society, it makes things so difficult.