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.
Another week has past and my monthly goal is here once again….hate to disappoint myself but the weight has not changed. As much as I’d like to see that number go down I am not going to beat myself up about it. The reason is I know my body is changing. I see it in my clothes when I put them on. Some fit better, some are getting too big 😀 I know I have toned my hips as well…as previously stated I lost an inch!! So on the whole, my weekly and my monthly check in may not be where I would like to be as far as pounds go but I will take any positive progress and keep moving because I know it will change. I will get there. My body and my mind know everything is changing. I just got to keep doing.
I am going to break 170 next month…12/30/2016 – 168 pounds
Sorry about the lateness of this post…between the kids and Hubby I have no idea where the week went. I guess a can start out with a couple of good things in my journey…I put on a pair of jeans today that I have not put on since 2010!! What an amazing feeling that was!! It still was a bit snug but you know what…I was able to button them and zip them up…lol!!!! My husband laughed with me about it and was so happy I was feeling good about it all! The second thing is whereas I did not lose weight this week I noticed how my legs are toning back up and looking a lot slimmer then they have in a long time. I am so glad for that. I’m looking forward to winter because I will be able to wear my knee boots again…yay!!! So overall I think this was a good week. I did see some results even though it was not where I wanted…I will definitely take them because I know it is just a matter of time that it will all change 🙂
Ok I am not too happy about my weight at the moment. I have been doing what I need to but did not reach my goal. Realistically, I know I did improve because as I said in my last post I lost an inch off of my backside. But as far as reaching that magic number for this month, I did not quite make it. I’m not going to beat myself up about it but it is a little annoying when you know you are working out and you are eating right and there is not enough change. I know that it is so easy to get discouraged when you don’t see what you want to see, but I am not going to do that. I see the difference in my shape and the way my clothes fit. I feel the difference when I am out hiking with my family. I know the difference every day that I wake up, I feel so much more energy. So whereas my number has not reached my goal, my body is changing and I know those numbers will change.
My next monthly goal August 25, 2016 – 173 pounds current weight: 178.8
Now for my most recent update…no change. Maybe it’s the holidays, maybe I am not doing enough, or maybe my body just does not want to give up it’s comfy spot..? All I know is I have not seen any change from last week. It’s enough to make a woman scream!!! But I am not going to do that….you know why? Because I did this to myself and I have no one to blame other then myself. Does that mean I am not frustrated….no. Does that mean I don’t feel like I want to give up….no. Does that mean I am going to give up….absolutely not!!! I started this because I know I have to change….I just have to keep reminding myself of that.