This is the picture that motivated me to get on a better eating program, change my eating habits for life . . . Ugh!!!!
The 1 year anniversary photo from the date I lost my Daughter . . .
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Haven’t been on here in quite some time; and funny how so many life changes have happened. First and foremost, my only child passed away in May, 2014. Afterwards, I broke up with my boyfriend of 9.5 years; then I left my job of 8 years and got another one (5 months at new job).
I was a lost woman with so many emotional demons to battle. But I was in it to win!!!!!
I have decided after a year of my Daughter’s death to get myself into gear and honor my Daughter, who had lost about 65 pounds prior to her passing away from working out on the daily, dieting, etc. She looked great on the outside, but on the inside she wasn’t doing well and passed away from congestive heart failure, which she inherited from her Father’s side of the family.
So here I am now, a regular at the gym 3 days a week (attempting to add another day, so far I’ve gone one week doing so). I’ve lost 21 pounds in 4 months via working out at the gym. I’ve got a gym buddy, who inspires me to continue going to the gym and vice versa (per her).
I watch weight loss journey videos on YouTube before I go to sleep to keep me inspired. Hey, whatever keeps me going, I’m doing it. And also, working out inspires me to make better food choices.
Why would I work out and sweat my ass off and then go eat something with 5,000 calories? I just don’t . . . but once in a while when I feel I’ve “earned” myself a treat, I allow it to happen. You should too.
Welcome to my journey . . . please feel free to invite me to be your friend.
Let’s motivate one another! We can do this!!!!!
To lose as much as I can by January for my first official "real" vacation out of the USA.
I'm tracking EVERYTHING I put in my mouth. I go to the gym 3 days a week for 2.0 hours.
I am a trial litigation secretary, work in Downtown Los Angeles, and live in the SGV.
Just got a smart phone, so I'll be able to track on the daily, without any excuse . . .
| Pounds lost: 28.0
OMG, I just realized I'm only 3 pounds away from my goal weight. After that goal is acheived, then the next goal will be another 15 pounds!!!!
I'm so excited!!!!
1121 days ago
Thank you for stopping by and letting me know that a restart can give me the boot I need. Spark friends, you can't beat them. Someone is always there with the words you need.
1128 days ago
I'm still here . . . and a year later I've lost 12 pounds, I guess its better than none, right? But now I'm doing Zumba twice a week and have lost 9 pounds in 6 weeks . . . yahoo!!!!
1136 days ago
Okay, so I went for my 20 min walk . . . now I don't feel as bad and I gave myself some time to put things into perspective. Now I want some California Rolls, they're filling and not too bad, calorie wise . . . ;)
Thanks for your reply my dear. Nice to know someone's paying attention to me in this arena, hehehehehe.
1500 days ago
Thanks for the comment on my blog! It's nice to know I'm not the only one losing a little focus.
No worries. We will BOTH get our motivation back!
1500 days ago