Friday, February 07, 2014
This past Tuesday at my Tops meeting, I qualified for my 70 LB weight loss charm, and I had lost 16 lbs before I joined this weigh-loss support group, so my total weight loss now is 86 lbs.. I am now less than 10 lbs from my goal and very excited now at the idea that maybe I CAN reach this goal. I can't help but think of all of the times that I felt I COULD NOT do this and my one BIG stumble where I gained back 33 lbs. But, I never gave up. If I can do this, anyone can.
Friday, May 03, 2013
In the summer of 2009 I had been on a steady course of losing weight and getting more healthy. I had gone from 256 to 172 and If, at that time you would have told me that I was going to be there only for a fleeting moment and that it would take me 4 years before I would be back into the 170's, I would have laughed. I remember feeling pretty cocky and sure that I "had a handle" on my weight problems. I did get down to 172 before thinking that "maybe I didn't need my tops weight loss support group after all" and quit the group before gaining 20 1/2 lbs in one and a half months.. and going on to go up to 205 before I gained control and slowly started to lose again. Four years later, here I am 15 1/2 lbs from my goal, but, not feeling so cocky and realising this is a struggle for life, and I know I need my support group, both here and at my tops group in order to get help when I am having rough food days.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
When I went to my tops (taking off pounds sensibly) meeting this morning, I was only down 1/2 pound. I felt very ripped off as I felt I had exercised/eaten well and deserved more. Also, I'm surprised how long it's taking for the 4 1/2 lbs I managed to gain in 2 weeks over Christmas off. Note to self: Don't expect to lose the weight you put on in 2 weeks in 2 weeks!! Anyways, I had written to a friend online earlier this week that all the small losses really added up. Today at tops the lady I was sitting next to said that she used to go to another tops group where a woman there had 80 lbs to lose. Well, every week, she would lose a 1/2 lb or sometimes a bit more. Over time, that added up. So, I was thinking about it, and losing 1/2 lb a week every week for a year = 24 lbs. That would put me below my goal!
Friday, January 25, 2013
Today I hiked with my hubby for 45 minutes and then came home, cooled down abit and did a half hour, 1.75 miles on the treadmill. Although, after I was done, I was covered in sweat and thinking "OMG", but, after a few minutes, I felt great. And, something I am finding out: I can do way more than I THINK I can. Yes, I'm packing around an extra 25 lbs of fat, but, I'm way more fit than I used to be at 256 lbs. After gaining 4 1/2 lbs over the holidays and having a really hard time getting it off, I really feel good looking at something else than just the # on the scale! I notice on The Biggest Loser this year there are a real variety of body types and degrees of weight to lose, and I think that is really good, as it gives us all someone we can relate to. I see the largest of them doing workouts that I wouldn't believe possible and it makes me say to myself "suck it up, if they can do it, so can you!".
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I went to my tops meeting this morning (first meeting since December 18th) and it was very hard to step on those scales. I knew I was up and felt quite upset as I walked over to the scale. Then, because each time I weigh in at my meeting, I adjust the tracker to reflect my current weight, I am no longer in the 170's.. It was sooo hard to get there and I was so proud when I had weighed in December 18th at 179 1/2. I know accountability is so important to me beating this.. And I could have made better choices over the holidays. So there it is. It is what it is, and I'm dusting myself off and not giving up any time soon!
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