Week 70, The Reasons I Keep Going!

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Weekly Weight Loss:  Gained .2

Total Weight loss: 159.0 pounds

I have had a bad couple of weeks, traveling and making some bad choices on what to eat.  So my weight has gone up and down the last 2 weigh ins but I’m pretty much back to where I was two weeks ago and I have recommitted to this journey.  I was on Facebook the other day and I saw this picture in my newsfeed that someone had shared.  It really struck me when I saw it.  There have been so many times that I have wanted to quit on this journey, not just with the diet but with the exercise too now.  This has to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life and I feel like I have an overwhelming amount left to lose but when I look at this picture it reminds me why I’m really losing this weight…..

I didn’t start this because I wanted to look cute or fit into a smaller size of jeans (even though that is a great bonus).  I did this because if I didn’t change I wasn’t going to be here to see my kids grow up and be there for them in their lives.  I did this cause I wanted to set a good example for them and hopefully instill some great values and work ethic onto them.  I have learned a lot from my girls and I want them to learn a lot from  me.  I want them to be proud of me.

So while I was at WeightWise on Thursday I talked for a long time to my dietician about the struggles I’ve been having over the last few months honestly and I’ve decided that I am not finished here yet, I am only half way to where I want to be.  Even though I feel amazing and I am happy where I am right now I still want to get to that next goal.  I will do it and I can do it and I am not going to quit or stop!

 

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Week 68-New Year……New Motivation!

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Weekly Weight Loss: 3.6

Total Weight Loss: 159.4

Welcome to 2013!  I know I’m  a few days late with my New Years post but better late than never right.  So since it’s the New Year I wanted to document where I am at the beginning of this year.  I looked back in my logs (yes I keep them all) and at the beginning of 2012 I weighed 408 pounds.  So basically I have lost almost 100 pounds in one year.  That seems like an amazing accomplishment.  At the same time it seems like a challenge to try to beat it this year.

Now I know everyone is making New Year’s resolutions right now and vowing to make big changes in your life.  Now I have never been big on resolutions at all but I do hope that those that make them are successful.  The problem (and I am guilty of this as well) is that we make these plans and don’t think about the overall picture.  I remember starting diets and jumping into these programs or fad diets with intentions of keeping them going.  However, what I found is that I never stuck with them for long.

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What I found is that I needed to think about this very differently.  What worked for me is changing my lifestyle.  Not just changing for a week or two.  I am a different person now after starting my journey way back in September of 2011.  I have changed completely not only on the outside but on the inside as well.

So I wish you all luck with your resolutions and I found you some apps to maybe help with any of your pursuits.  I just want you to remember that when you make a change for it to last and be successful you have to change the person not just the behavior.

Losing Weight Apps:  Fitocracy, Lose It

Learn Something New: Snapguide

Quit Smoking: My Last Cigarette

Finances:  Betterment

Travel more: National Geographic Traveler’s Magazine

More Time with Family: Path

Hope these will help!! Have a wonderful 2013 everyone!!!!!