Monday, April 08, 2013
Time to celebrate another milestone. I told you that one of my motivators is to celebrate every achievement, no matter how small. Well, I recorded one on Saturday and reconfirmed it on Sunday. Let's roll back to when I started this journey in March 2012. I weighed 253lbs and was a comfortable size 22. My plan was to get to a size 16. I felt it would be a great achievement. When I got to a 16, it was a great accomplishment and a defining moment in my life. Well, to the glory of God, on Saturday, I fitted into a size 12 pants. I am so elated because, it shows what determination, perseverance, diligence, and faith in God can do.
I have had a lot of struggles, in my healthy living, this year. When I was taking my exams, between January and February, it was so tough staying healthy. I found myself eating just what was available and was snacking way past midnight, as I studied. Also, I did not exercise as much as I should because of my frustrations with the exam. My motivation almost hit a zero! What I did was not to check the scale, so as not to be discouraged. In early March, I snapped back and pressed on. I started making very wise food choices and moved my body more.
Well, my choices and exercises paid off. Last Saturday, I was able to wear a size 12 pant and slipped into another size 12 to church, yesterday. I am proud of myself and grateful to God. I remember where I started from and give Him all the glory. I want to encourage you all that, if you want it, you can do it. Yes, I could not have done this without God. He is my pillar. However, I wanted it and I'm doing it. I run to Him when I am weak and He strengthens me.
Someone asked me what my secret was, when I attended a party on Saturday. My response was, "Firstly God, making good food choices, moving my body, and tracking both". Yes, that is all it takes. Moderation in eating and exercising will get you there. You also, have to be sure that you are not over eating; this is where tracking comes in. Sacrifices would have to be made. For, example, as a chocolate lover, I have had to limit my intake of Snickers! Yes, I still take it but now limit it to only when I decide I want to take it. Chocolate, and indeed all food, no longer has power over me. I decide when I want to take whatever enters my mouth. God has given me power over all things, including my mouth! Lol!!!
So, here is my story as depicted in the picture below. I am doing it. So can you. Let's go on this journey together.
We can do it!!!!!!
Friday, April 05, 2013
I have an addition to my April goals. I am adding steps I joined the 10, 000 daily steps Team. With my Fitbit, I usually take about 10,000 steps but I am thinking of pushing it higher. Some days, I can really, really be lazy but I want to remain active always.
Today, at work, I spent all possible moments Taking steps and my FitBit shows 11141steps as at this moment. I hope this additional goal will help me attain my other weight loss goals.
Hope you had a great day.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Ok, its the 3rd day of April but not too late to set and share goals. I just came in from a 1.6mile jog this morning and decided to post before getting set for work. I went jogging just to challenge myself.
My goals for April are:
1. Lose at least 8lbs
2. Drink at least 10 cups of water daily
3. Eat within my 1,200 and 1,500 daily calorie range
4. Exercise for at least 30mins daily
5. Try to get my exercise in, early mornings
6. Get at least one person to join my Healthy Living drive
7. Remember all my friends in a collective prayer daily
8. Remain Positive in all things
9. Show love to someone everyday
Well, these are the specific ones. Others will be added as tyey emerge. Why not share your goals. We will cheer ypu on as you strive to attain them
Love you all and have a nice day!!!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Happy Easter Friends.
I have had a great day. Started the day with 28min on the Stationary Bike. I am puzzled as to why people don't encourage weight loss. Ok, don't get me wrong. I am not saying people are against it but rarely do people encourage you to lose weight.
Ok, here is my case. When I was hitting almost 260lbs, no one ever told me that I needed to lose weight. No one. Not my family or friends. No one ever had a heart-to-heart talk with me on the need to be healthy, even though they knew that I was both unhealthy and unsightly.
So, I went ahead and chose to start living healthy. I started making good choices and have so far lost 61lbs with 32 more to go. However, my so called friends are "encouraging" me not to lose more. They feel, I have lost enough and would look haggard!!!!!!!!!!!!
Imagine that?! I am still 192lbs at 5ft 5. I am still grossly obese. Why wont they encourage me to get to a healthy weight? Why encourage me to continue being obese?
I am at a loss. You know what? I don't care what they say or do. I am SERIOUSLY pressing on towards my goals. I will continue doing it in a healthy way and will get there. I will continue to tap into God's strength and will not fail.
So dear Friends, that is my case on this beautiful Easter afternoon. Last words, if you are like me, surrounded by such people, simply IGNORE THEM AND MOVE ON!!!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Happy Easter dear Friends.
I started today participating in the Full Worm 10K. It is a 10K slated to coincide with the Full Moon. I walked my 10K and am sharing my pictures, including my route, with you. My body aches right now and I am going to sleep.
I have officially met my 250mile quota from my group -The MoonSparkers, participating in our walk to the moon. I intend to go as far as I can towards 2,013miles before the year runs out.
Have a joyous Easter all.
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