There is another type of pain that is part of the challenge of losing weight...emotional pain. When you start to lose weight is when you really realize what you have done to yourself. There is a lot of guilt associated with that. I look back and think, I could have done this 20 years ago, and spent the last 20 years being able to do more with my kids.
Developing the will power to stick with your plan to change also causes a lot of emotional pain. Sometimes giving up just seems so much easier. And it's hard when you look in the mirror and think, It's not happening fast enough. You want to lose everything now. You want to wake up, look in the mirror, and see that person you are working so hard to be.
I really appreciate everyone who has taken the time to encourage me, and to just say good job. I've lost 43 three pounds. Sometimes that seems like a lot, and sometimes it seems like a little. When I had lost about 25 lbs I didn't feel like that was very much until my son put a 25 lb weight in my hands and said, "I doesn't feel like a little bit of weight any more, does it?" Sometimes you just need help from other people to put things into perspective.