I am so proud of myself for making it through the end of this challenge! I may not have received the most points throughout but I stuck it through!!!!!!! Yay! To all of us who made it to the end.
Looking back I realized I posted my current weight for my goal weight when I began this challenge. My starting weight was 206.2 and my final weight is 198.8 I lost 7.4 pounds!!!!!!!! I made it under 200 pounds and I am happy about that.
I think I would have done better in this challenge if I would have managed my stress better and took care of this toothache. I still haven't gotten it pulled but I am trying my hardest to get to the dentist.
The next time I complete a challenge I am going to do everything in my power to not let certain issues hinder my progress. In the future I would like to reach my goal weight of 150-180 and drink more water on a daily basis without feeling as if it is a chore.
My personal challenge was to not eat red meat and I haven't eaten red meat in 8 weeks! Yay!
We did great team I enjoyed all of my teammates you guys rock!
I tried to put everything on here I could! I had so much fun making this collage!!!!!!!!!! I have it saved as my desktop and I'm going to print more copies so I can put them everywhere so when I need motivation I have something to look at!!
Sadly I have not reached my goals and I am posting this to hold myself accountable. I do track everything I eat and I am making sure I eat as healthy as I can, there are days where I have eaten fast food but I make sure I log them in my nutrition trackers.
Here is my problem the first 3 weeks I made sure I reached all the fitness challenges and I was going to the gym faithfully. Then I broke my tooth and this toothache is horrible and then I been getting headaches so I decided to skip the gym. I been walking more and doing little exercises here and there at home but I haven't been to the gym. I was going to go today but my face is swollen and I really need to get this tooth pulled.
In the past I had an "all or nothing" attitude about the gym but yes I missed some workouts here and there but I learned I can not have that attitude. Yes I missed some workouts but that doesn't mean I should quit completely. A lot of people have not finished this challenge and I know a lot of people who say they need to lose weight and do nothing about it. I am trying my hardest to change my life style and become smaller and healthier.
I am still suck at 201 pounds some days it goes up others it stays the same. Am I upset about it? Yes. Am I making excuses? No. I know what it is I need to do and I am making progress toward fixing it.
I have not been getting enough sleep, this quarter at school is crazy! I am trying to drink more water but honestly I can barely get 8 glasses but at least I get 2 (a small bottle). I have been making sure to reach my personal challenge of not eating red meat and since I cut out beef my choices at fast food are limited and I like that.
This challenge is almost over and I plan on kicking it in full force the remaining weeks. To my teammates sorry I do not get all the points but I am trying we all are making progress and that makes me happy!
About a week ago my Aunt stopped breathing and ended up in a coma. A few days ago she was declared brain dead and this morning Easter Sunday around 5 am she passed away. My Aunt was barely 40 and I am not fully understanding the situation but I miss her dearly.
Even though today is Easter I am going to spend time with my family and remember all the good times I had with my Aunt.
My main goal is to learn to love myself and the body I am in. When I started my journey I was 206 pounds the biggest I have ever been in my life. Before I had children I weighed between 140-145 and after my second child I went from 189 in labor to 165. A month after my second son I became very ill and then started to slowly pick up weight until I reached 206. I would love to be 145 again but honestly I just want to reach about 180 and then go from there.
My other goals would be that I am healthy and able to run around after my sons without being so winded. Heck I would love to be able to walk up and down stairs and not feel winded.
I really want to feel comfortable in my own skin again
My short term goals for my challenge are to lose 10 pounds and continue to exercise throughout the week not just when I go to the gym.