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For Life This Time
Something that really inspired me is a quote by fellow sparker Sporadicus:
"This weight is not going to be "lost." I'm going to know exactly where it is. It will be in every cookie I didn't eat, in every soda I didn't drink. It will be in the gears of the treadmill, on the side of the jogging trail, on the bench next to the free weights. It will be on hangers at the thrift store next to my fat clothes. This weight is not going to be lost. I'm going to know exactly where it is. That way, ...
Something that really inspired me is a quote by fellow sparker Sporadicus:
"This weight is not going to be "lost." I'm going to know exactly where it is. It will be in every cookie I didn't eat, in every soda I didn't drink. It will be in the gears of the treadmill, on the side of the jogging trail, on the bench next to the free weights. It will be on hangers at the thrift store next to my fat clothes. This weight is not going to be lost. I'm going to know exactly where it is. That way, I'll never have to find it again."
And for weight loss + life in general:
"A difficulty for many successful people is that they perpetually look up the mountain, never down. To feel a sense of gratitude you must also take the time to reflect on all that you have already achieved and accumulated. Remember, look down the mountain too." - Wolf J. Rinke
8/11/13: I have been working for about six months to successfully maintain my weight - and I have. Yet, it's a process that I am still learning about each and every day. I'll be posting more thoughts when I feel as though I understand what it means for my body in this stage of the lifestyle change.
So as it stands now, I am wavering (might I add constantly) between 133 and 139. It's weird, it'll depend on my period, my soda intake, and of course my calories. But not always how one would think it would. Sometimes I follow my caloric limits and my weigh in catastrophic. Sometimes it seems I'm spiraling downhill and everything is a-ok. I guess what I'm saying is I need to rely less on the scale and more on what I'm actually doing every day. This means good day/bad day mentality. If I work out and stick to my calories then it's a good day, regardless of what the scale says. So I just have to take a faithful leap and believe that by planning good days, I'll eventually get good results! :)
I am nearly starting over again! It's crazy, I've just had one binge after another and I can't even pinpoint the reason. Now I want to try to eat 1200 calories/day again and see if I can regain my "losses" quickly. I am in such a happy place in life right now, and someone my food choices are once again out of control. Worse yet, I exercise everyday and seem to think this makes it all ok, but proper food choices matter so much more than exercise (at least when it comes to weight loss). So I guess what I want to say is my new goal is 130, I know I can reach it, I just hope I can get back into the 130s post-binge because my binge weight bloat now has me in the 140s, but I'm logging everything in this journey now. It's just so stressful because I feel like I'm either binging, starving, depressed, or elated. And it all has to do with the number on the scale. I am one of those unfortunate girls forever in search of the "Happy Weight".
Despite an awesome weigh-in this morning it is taking much longer than I anticipated to get down to my goal weight. My weight wildly fluctuates with my food choices (i.e. diet soda has zero calories but makes me bloat). I'm trying to focus more on how I look and less on what the scale says, but it's hard and I want to see 128 like nothing else in the world right now!
I am now at 138.6. It is really hard to keep the motivation up this time around because the weight is not coming off as quickly. I cannot maintain at this caloric intake, especially when I see people on spark who are my weight, but able to lose weight at a higher daily calorie count. In fact, I've been in a plateau for 3 weeks. I am making this statement part of my spark page so I remember that this happened and that I did not give up. I will not quit, I will make it to my goal weight, despite this current rut.
I'm back. :( I'm 18 years old. I've been on a diet and "on life". I've said "to hell with the scale" and been so proud of that number that I've taken photographs. I've done four hour workouts and binged until I can't move off the couch. I've been skinny, and musucular, and fat, and normal. I've felt on top of the world and I've felt like nothing. I've made healthy choices and I've thrown in the towel. Such has been the events of the past two years. Freshman year of high school I wrestled (I know a girl wrestling lol) and I got down to 115 - a bmi of 18, and I was in danger of becoming underweight. I was obsessed with calories, counting them, measuring them, crying over them. And then I got mono as a sophomore - and everything changed. I was sluggish and tired, my two hour workouts became naps, my carefully regimented diet became whatever food got me through the school day. Mono lasted six months, and I ended up 35 pounds heavier. I lost the weight, and started college at 125. I picked the wrong school and ate away my misery. When the semester was over I was 30 lbs up. It was awful, the hardwork of the previous year was wasted. It was extremely depressing. I have settled on 129 as my goal, I have decided food is the least likely way to cure my sadness or channel my emotions. I want to be fit, healthy, and beautiful. I don't want academics, late nights, and stress to be my excuse for a poor physical image. I can be smart and sexy. I love running, biking, hiking, and being outdoors. Adventure is my middle name, I am up for any challenge - skiing, snowboarding, zip lining, BMX, and sky diving. I want to hike a mountain one day. I want to feel proud to be me when I wake up. I want to be successful this time around. I want to be 129 for life.
I am back from the awful headache of my first semester of college and I weigh 155.6. I have to get down to 129 again, but this is crazy. I'm really mad at myself, and quite saddened by it all. Like why did I allow this to happen after working so hard?! It sucks! I really should've started around Thanksgiving, but oh no I guess being healthy was too difficult for me. Ugh!
127.4!!! I did it!!! :D
Two and a half months, 14 pounds (1.4 lbs/week)!!!
I'm 17 years old. I already lost about 12 pounds on my own. I am joining Sparkpeople at 141-ish and hoping to get to my goal weight. I haven't yet decided on a number, but right now 127 is the dream.
| current weight: 130.0
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Member Since: 2/15/2010
Fitness Minutes: 42,027
✈~126 for life!
✈Hike a mountain!
✈Wake up happy everyday!
♧ Exercise at least 30 minutes 6 days/week + strength training.
♧ Keep at ~1500 calories daily.
♧ Eat healthier/with purpose.
♧ Record all personal thoughts in my planner and eventually share them when I reach my goal.
♧ Weigh myself once weekly/bi-weekly/daily but remember there is more to life than a digital number display.
I am a grad student in the US. I love wolves, dogs, traveling, adventure, the wilderness, hiking, biking, Apple products, poetry, reading, neuroscience, philosophy, and laughter!
Oh and I'm getting around to adding pictures...
I think it will be neat to record these measurements:
SW: 156 lbs
Waist: 37 in
Thighs: 25 in
GW: 126 lbs