Thursday, July 19, 2007
When I look at this process that I have been going through this past year, I have lost a lot of weight but I have also gained some things along the way. Here are some of my examples of things I have gained vs. lost........ This is like the old me vs. the new me
+ Hmmm.......let me see how much food I can get without going over my calories. I now eat more fruit, 100 calorie snack packs, salads (light dressing, low fat cheese) drink more water, eat out less, cook more!
- Awww man no more pizza, hamburgers, french fries
+ All is done in moderation!!! I can eat those foods, just in moderation, not everyday....
- Now when I eat those foods they cause me to have headaches, stomach aches, calorie overload, sluggish feelings,
+ Wow this makes me feel really good, the endorphins have been released
- OMG when am I going to have time, the sweat, the embarrassment of the gym, my booty bouncing while I run, jiggly thighs,
+ shrinking thighs, motivation, reaching new levels, scale moving down, Making time a Priority, Feeling good, showing myself that I can do it, getting past the fear of others looking at me and realizing we are all there for the same reason "To take care of our bodies"
Overall, I can say these are things that we have to deal with when trying to lose weight but after time has passed and we see our results, we gain more confidence, and determination. I have gained so much from this process, I know that this is my time to make my changes, I have gained so much more of me in the process, that I can honestly say that I am better now than before. I hope we all gain better life and better health through these changes that we are making. We are making a difference that begins with us and will pass along to our children, our families, and generations to come. I know that together we can do this!!! Remember the keys to looking good and feeling good means we have to take the time and put forth the effort to do so and maintain. I am still changing so I am not at the maintenance phase yet, but I am working to get there.