These Instagram Pics Prove That Losing Weight Is an Emotional Roller Coaster Ride

POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

I'm not shy to admit that losing weight was a huge struggle for me. Aside from making a lot of mistakes along the way (what, I can't eat an entire jar of peanut butter?), losing 40 pounds takes a long time. And it takes all the willpower in the world to stay on your healthy path, so if you've ever had to lose weight or are trying to drop pounds now, you'll relate to this completely.

After Stepping on the Scale, I Think, "OK, I Start My Diet Today"
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

After Stepping on the Scale, I Think, "OK, I Start My Diet Today"

But I Want to Eat Everything
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But I Want to Eat Everything

Nope, Not That Salad
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Nope, Not That Salad

Yes, That Brownie. The. Entire. Pan.
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Yes, That Brownie. The. Entire. Pan.

And Sometimes I Do
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And Sometimes I Do

And I Feel So Bad About It
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And I Feel So Bad About It

I Curse My 6 A.M. Alarm
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I Curse My 6 A.M. Alarm

But Remember That Sweating Makes Me Feel So Awesome
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

But Remember That Sweating Makes Me Feel So Awesome

Even Though I Secretly Despise Those Fit Girls at the Gym
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

Even Though I Secretly Despise Those Fit Girls at the Gym

Their Determination Is So Inspirational
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

Their Determination Is So Inspirational

I Know I Can Look Like That One Day
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I Know I Can Look Like That One Day

But Boy, Do I Really, Really Hate Squats
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But Boy, Do I Really, Really Hate Squats

Too Bad For My Butt That I Love Eating and Drinking More
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

Too Bad For My Butt That I Love Eating and Drinking More

Stress Makes Me Want to Eat
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Stress Makes Me Want to Eat

But So Does Being Happy
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But So Does Being Happy

Or Bored
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Or Bored

What Can I Say? I Love Carbs
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What Can I Say? I Love Carbs

And Ice Cream
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And Ice Cream

And Anything Deep-Fried, Served on a Stick, or Smothered in Chocolate or Cheese
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

And Anything Deep-Fried, Served on a Stick, or Smothered in Chocolate or Cheese

Yep, I'm Always in the Mood to Eat
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

Yep, I'm Always in the Mood to Eat

But I Stand Firm and Think About How Hot I'll Look in My Bathing Suit
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

But I Stand Firm and Think About How Hot I'll Look in My Bathing Suit

Or How Jealous My Ex Will Be
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Or How Jealous My Ex Will Be

Or How I'll Be Healthy For My Kids
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

Or How I'll Be Healthy For My Kids

Yep, Losing Weight Isn't Easy
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

Yep, Losing Weight Isn't Easy

But Feeling Good in My New Body Makes It All Worthwhile
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

But Feeling Good in My New Body Makes It All Worthwhile

Run Instead of Hitting Happy Hour
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Run Instead of Hitting Happy Hour

And Do Some Reps While Watching Game of Thrones
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

And Do Some Reps While Watching Game of Thrones

It's All About Baby Steps, but I've Got My Eye on the Prize
POPSUGAR Photography | Ericka McConnell

It's All About Baby Steps, but I've Got My Eye on the Prize