How to lose 10 or more pounds in less than a month! + Steak Day Secret Correction Day
Once upon a time, I managed to lose over 110 pounds. I remember it all so clear. It's like traveling back to 2006. There, I can see me and my 220+pounds, including the pregnancy weight I didn't manage to lose. I fought and thrived. And by 2013, I was having a new fight. I couldn't recognize it was time to stop losing weight. As I argued with myself that I should or should not follow the charts that determine what I should weigh according to my age and height, I started noticing those charts were sometimes deceptive.
I was struggling between the 100-131 pounds the charts determined for my 5'1". Confused, I thought I was still "fat" at 130 pounds. But I felt healthy and perfectly comfortable. Struggling, I tried to fit into lower weight. That way, I ended up weighing 108 pounds. Yikes! My body hurt. I remember the pain just thinking about it. My bones were so sharp and pointy, and even something as simple and cozy as sitting hurt my bum! And everything else.
Of course, it was time to stop. I was supposed to stop like 15 pounds ago. The problem was I didn't want to recognize it. It felt so good to finally be in control of my weight and my body. A control I had longed for years! And without realizing it, I had lost all control over myself again.
See, it's very hard to recognize which is one's ideal weight. Especially when everybody out there is selling supplements, pills and miracles to make a skinny civilization. (In their dreams, because that's just all lies for good marketing.) From time to time, we all fall under the deception that to be happy we need to be size 0. We see all those marketing ads with bony women and think that's the true standard of beauty and perfection. And what made us think that a skeletal woman is the equivalent of a perfect woman? What made us think that if we go beyond the "charts" we won't be beautiful? Ourselves! We are the ones punishing us! Looking at myself in the mirror, I know I'm a freaking rockstar! But a long time ago, I didn't. Because I didn't feel like the most beautiful woman on Earth long years ago.
I learned the hard way that charts not necessarily apply to everybody equally. I worked hard to understand what my body wanted and needed and where it felt most comfortable. Never again I allowed a chart to determine my well-being. My weight will only be determined by how healthy and comfortable I feel in it. Not society, nor a chart.
The perfect body weight is nothing but a myth. The true perfect body weight is where you feel most comfortable. Where you feel healthier,