Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Last week I put in all the work, counted my calories diligently and worked out 4 times. I did everything I've been doing the last couple weeks where I've lost 2 lbs a week, I even made my own "last chance workout" on saturday and biked for an hour and a half and walked/jogged for a half hour on top of it. Yet the scale didn't budge!
It's so frustrating when you put in the work and the scale doesn't reflect it. I know it's showing in other areas, like I can actually jog and my stomach is a little flatter, but still... I know there are a 101 articles about other things to measure but I still can't seem to let go of the numbers on the scale.
Anyone else have similar issues?
Friday, December 28, 2012
In the last few weeks I've slowly begun to realize that all my clothes are way too big for me. Even though they aren't all necessarily old. For the past couple years I've always only tried on 3X's or 2X's depending on the style. My go to style has been oversized "flowy" shirts with leggings or jeans, they hide my tummy well. However, in the last month or so I realized that all the tops my husband loved to see me in the most were more form fitting. This struck home one cold day when I decided to wear a really old long sleeved shirt that I'd always thought was too small and unflattering. Yet my husband loved it, and I loved the way the shirt fit too. It seemed so flattering! That's when I realized, it wasn't the shirts design it was just the shirt's size!
I received several shirts and sweaters this Christmas and when I tried them all on, none looked as flattering as that old shirt I'd worn a week ago. I decided to go in and exchange them for smaller sizes even though they were all 2X or 3X, my go to sizes. When I went to the store, at first I thought, I'll just get all 2X's, 1X is too small for me. But then... I decided to try on the 1X anyway just to see how it looked, and it looked the best! Just 2 years ago I was a tight 3X and for the last two years I've been a baggy 3X, little did I realize, beneath that was a 1X!
Go me! :-)
Friday, December 07, 2012
Hi there. So I guess it's only appropriate I introduce myself to you and tell you how I got this moment making this blog right now.
I've been overweight since 2nd grade. As a young child I had very poor health so I couldn't play outside and run around like most kids without having asthma attacks that ended up in the emergency room. Few people know that about me. In 2nd grade I was 100 lbs. I remember my class learning about weight and so my teacher thought it would be a great idea to post all the children's weight on a chart in the classroom. Needless to say that was when I became "the fat girl," I've been her ever since. The teasing was so bad I had to switch to a different classroom. From there the weight piled on. By 6th grade I was 250 pounds. I stayed there until I was 19 when I added an extra 65 pounds after returning home from college afterwards some poor events. I stayed there until I was 22.
Like most overweight individuals I had my occasional attempts at the gym, eating better, and trying to lose weight. Needless to say few of these were successful. However before my 22nd birthday I met the man of my dreams that loved me endless because of my spirit, not because of how I looked. He never judged me or made comments about my weight. He gave me the push I needed to love myself enough to finally do something about it. I'd also had the worst year yet in my health, I'd visited the doctor an average of twice a month for a year from various illnesses and body pains. It was finally time to do something about it.
That Christmas I got myself a Bodybugg and started my journey. My real journey! By July I'd lost 60 lbs! By September I'd lost 65lbs! It was incredible. I went to my gym 5-6 times a week, for an hour to two hours at a time. I weight trained and did my cardio too. This is when I fell in love with Zumba! In September I transferred to a 4-year college from my community college and my weight loss was halted. I still went to the gym at least 3 times a week at first and stayed on my diet but the pounds stopped coming off so I stopped trying.
Here we are a little over a year later, still 250 lbs. I'm ready to start my journey again and aim for farther shores. This weight has been around for 14 years. It's time I lost it.
I recently married the man I mentioned earlier and he is my biggest supporter. I'm still in college full-time worked towards my Bachelors & I also work part-time with autistic children. I'm also part of community service based sorority. I have a lot on my plate right now, but it's time to make time for myself again. I want to know what it's like to weigh 240 lbs, 230lbs, 220lbs, 210lbs, 200 lbs..... 150lbs.
I'm ready to be a healthier me, I'm ready to have no limitations, I'm ready to be free. I'm ready for the change. Here we go!
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