When I joined Spark People in September of 2012, I began tracking every single calorie that I ate or burned. That first month I lost 12 pounds!!! That was the best "jump start" I could of asked for to help fuel me to lose 73lbs before I got pregnant with my daughter.
I am going to start again (yesterday was my first "official" day) and I am going to try to beat that 12 pounds because I am much more athletic this time around. Its crazy to look at pictures of myself at the same weight but I look different because of being more "fit".
Hopefully, I can update y'all on 9/21/14 with a new One Month weight loss record!
So I wont bore you with all the details but lately its been hard loosing weight. I'm still VERY motivated and have been doing good with exercising but I'm not doing well with my mindless snacking. I was able to kill my "snack-tooth" at one time but every since our Father's Day cookout I've been on a rampage! LOL!
I am hoping that with the start of a new month in a few days I will be able to get things under control again. I want to make July a great month and lose 6 lbs! I also want to be able to land a new job. The stress of my current situation is taking a horrible toll on me.
Well thanks for listening to my ramblings! LOL! Good luck on July's adventures and I hope we can round out the month a few pounds lighter!!!
Today, one year ago, I made the decision to forever treat my body as a temple, the way God intended me to. I made better food choices and lost about 20 lbs on my own with adding in some walking. I'm glad I started slow and easy because in September when I joined SparkPeople a fire was ignited! I lost 10lbs the first month!! That flame has dwindle along the journey but here I am 65lbs lighter! I am soooo thankful to so many people who really helped me along the way. I know without them I would of given up and got fat again! I am making a promise to myself and all of you that I will NEVER get up to my highest weight again and even though the odds are against me, I will BEAT them!
My next goal is to get to 180 by the end of this month. I need to buckle down and get the last 25ish pounds off and gone forever. I am ready to be at goal so I need to bust my butt and make it happen!
I have so many people ask me what's my secret...it has started really making me angry to because I feel like they think I took some shortcut or something. So I tell them I lost it the old fashioned way, eating right and moving more. It really can't be more simple or effective than that! I am going to get some pictures together and post them this week so STAY TUNED!
Happy Monday Sparkers!!
"Change your THOUGHTS and you'll change your WORLD!"
It seems like EVERY weekend I WANT to do good with my food but I FAIL. The worst part is that I KNOW its a problem but I CHOOSE to eat poorly. My weight is staying the same but that is NOT what I want! I want to be 180 so we can start TTC!!!
I need to snap out of this dream that I can still lose weight and eat like crap on the weekends because its just a mirage!! Ugh...
I promise myself that this weekend and the rest WILL be different! Only I am standing in my way! I am tired of not seeing a loss on the scale when I know its only MY fault and MY poor eating habits!
THIS WEEKEND WILL BE DIFFERENT!!! And I promise to eat and workout PERFECTLY all week leading up to the weekend so next week I WILL SEE A CHANGE!!
I know the weekends are probably the hardest time for everyone so I challenge all of you to do the same!! We can't let our whole week of good eating and exercising to fly out the window just because it's the weekend!! We are BETTER than that! We are WORTH more than that!! And I KNOW we will kill it this weekend! I think if I can continuously eat good for a month (INCLUDING weekends) I can really do ANYTHING!!
So challenge number 2 eat within my calorie range EVERYDAY for a WHOLE MONTH!!! Starting today, March 18th, until April 18th! I WILL DO IT!!
The past two days my fit bit barely reached 3K steps. Wednesday was a snow day here and then Thursday my son was sick. So for two days I mainly stayed in the living room, didn't workout, and ate EVERYTHING (not really but I certainly went over on my calories )
I know two days of being off track can REALLY ruin my next weigh in but I didn't seem to care. That kind of attitude can creep up and ruin a week and if I'm not careful ruin a whole month...its happened, so I'm trying to nip it in the bud NOW!!
I contacted a local Stroller Strides group and hopefully I can join. I think that it could be a special activity my son and I can enjoy together! It will soon be time for another one so I really have to push forward and get these last 15ish pounds off!!