Friday, October 25, 2013

1 step back, 2 steps forward sometimes....

Well its been a long and busy week. Glad I made it to Friday. Had a bad weekend last weekend of eating which plateaued my progress. But then I got back into it on Monday and Tuesday and here we are. Just a little bit closer to the goal I wish to attain by next week which is the 320s. It sucks when you screw up, but it is important to always remember that it is not the end of the world...the day will end and a new day will begin. and you know my motto "Today is a new day to start over!!!" So I did.... Happy Friday all!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What will you be saying?

So I am reaching the midway point of the 330s and as I reflect on them, because soon the 330s will be no more, I realize how it can be frustrating thinking about how long this journey is. This is especially when losing weight from such a high number trying to go to a low number. Last time I checked my math, going from 406lbs (412lbs really after giving birth)to 180 is 226lbs lost. I mean that's another overweight person that I am losing. LOL!!!

So knowing that I had that much to go, I was almost defeated before I even started. However, I realized that I had to do this for me, my health, and who I want to be in life. I want to look the way I feel. And I always feel fabulous! And I also know that creating mini goals is fun and gives me a smaller number to work with. Such as knowing my husband's 30th birthday is in February. So that gives me about 4 months to get to my next goal. Trying to lose 20 pounds a month, I could be 80 pounds lighter by then. Now, that goal is optimistic, but I like my chances. I believe in me.

So, my point is that sometimes, looking at the overall goal and the time it will take to get there becomes so overwhelming that you defeat yourself before you even give yourself a chance. Don't do that....take it a day at a time....and watch that scale go down a pound at a time. Know that the scale is not the only thing that matters, so going up does not mean it will continue to go that way. Sometimes you have to go up to go down. Just keep at it! Don't stop. The scale eventually HAS to go down. Just bang it against something. (kidding)But Why? Because a year from now you will either be saying "I have lost 100 pounds in a year" or you will be saying "I could have lost 100 pounds by now". Which will you be saying? I know what I will be saying.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Friday!!!

Going down down baby, down down the roller coaster! LOL. Focused on my goal of reaching 320, but right now the scale I am sure is lying to me because Aunt Flow has reared her ugly head. That's like an extra 5 pounds of water retainage right there!!!! UGHHHHH....but its all good. That means I may be in for a great surprise one of these days next week, and I am not talking chocolates! Happy Friday all!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Finally in the 330s!!!!

339.8!!!!!! I am in the 330s!!! YAYAYAYAYAYA! Sooner than expected too. Thought it would be this Friday. Nonetheless, I am thrilled. And now.....motivated to hit them 320s!!!! That goal is important to me because I have not been that small since I lost 62 pounds doing Medifast like 4 years ago when I got down to 327. Then we stopped and I gained it all back. But I did not have the true focus that I have now. That, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of being fat. That, my feet hurts when I go to the mall or go shopping tired. That, enough is enough tired. That, I want to look the way I feel drive. I've lost 72lbs and I am not stopping or slowing down. So, watch me get into the 320s within 2 weeks! #GrindingHard #dointhisforme Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

What keeps you moving forward?

As I reflect on the reasons I have not quit and keep moving forward, I know there are soooooo many of them. I will list them all one day at a later time, but I do want to share this one. I have been exercising 5 days out of the week for 20 to 30 minutes a day depending on how I feel. Missed a few days here and there but have stuck with it for the most part. 3 days in this week. So I know that great feeling of accomplishment, but I also know this great feeling of PAIN and ACHES in my legs and back from doing it. LMAO!!! But I keep telling myself, as I limp through the halls of my house and at work like I just got in a fight with the treadmill (because I really did!), that one day I will wake up and the pain will be gone because I have finally lost enough weight for it not to be painful anymore. One day. But that and seeing the scale go down because of the effort made is what keeps me going.