Thursday, May 15, 2014

What a wonderful Surprise!!! The 200's

Stepped on the scale this morning expecting to see 300 and guess what I saw? 299.8. Now, if you round that you get 300, but there is no rounding today buddy! I'm in the 200's!!! YAAAAAA.... for the first time in about 10 years or so. I was upper 200's in high school so there it is! Yippee! Singing Pharrell's "Happy"...and all that other good feeling stuff.

Now, let's talk about 2 things....where I've been and where I'm going. I was 406lbs about 2 years ago. I lost 30 something to get down to 370lbs and then I became pregnant with my second son, gained it all back and some more, and ended at 412lbs. Ready to continue what I started I had my baby and went right back into grind mode after recovery in June 2013. Since then I have lost 113lbs to be where I am today. It's been about 11 months and I can tell you I am so proud of myself. I know I can do anything I put my mind to, but this challenge is a DOOZY let me tell you. I love food with a passion. Cheese, check. So my journey has not ever been about restricting myself of the foods I love, but reducing them drastically. That way I can still down me some macaroni and cheese or some Boston Baked Beans candy (YUM!) but know that I am not overdoing. I will not gain from these decisions. I am making smart, thought out decisions about what I plan to eat today. If I want more, I'll eat it tomorrow...or the next day...or the next day...because life does continue past today. Yes that home-made, momma put her foot in it, cheese is dripping macaroni and cheese may look like it will disappear if you do not demolish it right now...but it won't. It will still be here tomorrow. So, rest easy knowing that you tasted it, it tasted amazing, and you will still lose weight after eating it!

Now, for the more daunting part..... I have 119lbs to go to get to my goal (not permanent, but a good look) of 180lbs. I have more to lose than I have lost so far. I have another century to climb down before I even get there. However, the game plan doesn't change much for the next phase. Exercising as much as I can Monday through Friday and eating well below my BMR enjoying healthy foods as well as unhealthy foods haha. I will enjoy it all and still lose! (mostly healthy though I promise ;) )

Til the next bit of good news....Have an AMAZING DAY!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scale, why do you tease me so?

I've been a bit MIA lately. Not really on purpose, but not much to discuss. Been up and down and up and down around the same 303lbs to 306lbs with good days and bad days, but never stopping my exercise routine. Going hard this week, I am happy to report that I am 301.4....oh so close to the 2's it is INSANE!!! I realize that this journey is about constantly reminding yourself why you are doing this, why you are putting your body through so much pain and brutality (LOL), why you need to refresh and get back to your "Do or DIE" mindset. Sometimes we get a little distracted with what we have achieved that we get stuck at that one point instead of continuing on to the next level. I've had to refresh myself at least 100 times during this journey....and this entry is #101. I'm ready to tackle this journey again from 299 on down to 200! Let's go!
..Keep Pushing....I'll be there sooner than you know!