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Stick With What You Know

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I went through a very rough phase about four months ago and decided that I just couldn't count calories anymore. I decided to go with the Weight Watchers plan and while I did lose weight with the program, something just didn't seem right about it to me. I almost felt as though I was eating poorly, even though I knew I wasn't. Things like olive oil, walnuts and even low fat chocolate milk were high in points. I stuck with the program almost four months before deciding that I needed to stick with what I know.

I've counted calories many times in the past and it always worked. What didn't work was my own personal issues. I wasn't a very active person. I constantly overate and I saw food as entertainment and comfort after a stressful day. I'm happy to say these things have changed. I try to exercise every day, I measure out my food rather than just putting some on my plate and I stick with serving sizes. I also do my best to not let stress get to me.

I've changed a lot over the past six months. More importantly though, I have stuck with my weight loss plan. Sure, I have fallen off the wagon more times than I can count, but I keep getting back on. I have never stuck with a program this long and since the beginning of the year I have lost 22 pounds. I have never lost that much weight. I know I won't lose all my weight overnight or correct all my bad habits, but I do know that if I stick with it, I'll eventually get there. This weight didn't pile on overnight and it won't come off in a matter of weeks. I'm in this for the long haul. I'm not dieting, but making lifestyle changes.


Measurements Are In!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Previous Measurements 12/29/2010:

Waist 51 inches
Hips 53.5 inches
Thigh 31 inches
Arm 16 inches

New Measurements 1/29/2011:

Waist 49.5 inches (1.5 inches lost)
Hips 51 inches (2.5 inches lost)
Thigh 30.25 inches (0.75 inches lost)
Arm 16 inches (same)

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NEWNAC304 1/29/2011 12:57PM

    Keep up the good work!

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REJOHNSON3 1/29/2011 7:31AM

    Good morning, AMYBRANTLEY, your measurements reflect a very positive trend. Keep up the good work and stay the course and you will certaily be rewarded. Congratulations!

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It's Time

Monday, December 27, 2010

Yes, it's vain. But, I'd love to lose weight so that I could fit into cute clothes that make me look sexy. It's been a long time since I felt sexy and I need that feeling back. I want to feel confident rather than self conscious. I want to look in the mirror and think, "Wow, I look damn good." I know that happiness comes from within and I should be able to look at myself and love myself for who I am and I do to a certain extent. It's just that when I look in the mirror, I can't but feel a bit depressed too. It's time for a new me.

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AMYBRANTLEY 12/27/2010 5:03PM

    Good luck to you too!! emoticon

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PRESHA811 12/27/2010 4:53PM

    I totally hear you. I want the same thing for myself. Good luck!

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