Ok I know it’s late and I know I really do not have too much progress to share…but guess what…it is what it is. My progress is showing in my other numbers besides my weight. My thyroid levels have improved to the point where my doctor decided to reduce the amount I am taking, my sugar level is the best it has been since before the kids, and my cholesterol is on a steady downhill slide 🙂 So with all this said I can’t complain too bitterly about the fact my weight has not budged. I am determined to look at the whole not just one particular number. I am going to keep going and continue to improve and change me from the inside out.
Well here I am at week 47. Let me start out saying I have been busy otherwise I would have been posting more regularly….sorry everyone!! Now on to the post….
I am not anywhere close to my goal but I am learning a lot about my health. In the last 47 weeks and even before that when I first started, I started to do this because I was having the beginnings of major issues…anywhere from asthma all the way to high cholesterol. I was not in good shape and could not go and do things with my kids that I wanted to. I mean I was not even 40 years old and I felt like I was falling apart. I weighed almost 190 pounds and every joint felt it. I was at the heaviest I had ever been in my life. So I started on this journey with the decision not so much to lose weight as to get healthy again.
And it seems that I have.
I have not lost as much weight as I would like to and in the process I have gained some back and lost it again. In total I have lost 13 pounds since I started. I know that does not seem like a lot but considering I really did not go into this to lose weight but to get healthy, to me, it is a lot. It’s a lot because I have kept it off. I did not gain it back after losing it. It shows if you change your diet you will not only lose weight but will regain your health. Yes I know I should not tout any huge successes because commercial weight loss programs will “guarantee you that you will lose 50 pounds in 6 months or your money back (insert sarcasm)” but to me this is a huge success. Not in terms of weight loss but in terms of me taking my body, my health, and my life back.
I am going to continue doing just as I have and will continue to update my progress. I will change myself the better and teach my children to live better and healthier. I don’t want to leave them sooner then I have to and I want them to have a long, healthy, enjoyable life. The more I learn the more they learn. Maybe by changing my path, I have change theirs for the better.
Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.
Bust: 38 in
Happy Hump Day!!
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
Yay!! It’s Friday!!! Have a great weekend!
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
I am starting to post again about my Fitness Challenge again. I know it technically it would be on week 30 by now but considering I did not do much over the holidays except eat more than I should have, I think we will pick up where I left off. So here I am. I am at week 26. I am in a better spot then I was last year at this time but I am most definitely not where I want to be. I am not going to sit here and badger myself about how I didn’t do what I was supposed to do. I am going to renew myself and get back on the path I am supposed to be on. On the good side of things, in my other post about starting again I had said that I gained 2.5 pounds back because of over eating on the holidays. Well guess what? I lost 1 pound from that!!! Ok I know one pound does not seem like all that much but it’s a lot for me. I am at 174.9 🙂 I am going to keep going because I know it will come off. It’s just a matter of time!!
Height: 5′ 7″
Bust: 38 in
Hips: 37 in
Here’s to the first Hump Day of 2017!!! We are doing great this week!!
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Have an amazing restful Sunday!!
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.