WHYWEIGHT552   4,336
SparkPoints
4,000-5,499 SparkPoints
 
 
WHYWEIGHT552's Recent Blog Entries

It's Time

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's time to stop
to stop eating fast food
to stop buying junk food
to stop thinking about food
it's time
to stop treating food like it's my best friend in the whole wide world
to stop running to food because I'm bored or just because I want to eat
it's time
to stop dwelling on the past and all the mistakes I've made
it's time
to make a choice
and I've got two choices:
1) I can stay this way, keep gaining weight and feeling even worse about myself, hoping and waiting for something to happen or waiting for that 'aha' moment
OR
2) I can make that change. A healthy lifestyle change. One that requires patience, perseverance, effort, time, planning, purpose, and sacrifice. A choice that seems so insurmountable, hard and unattainable at the moment.
Change-it's hard!
But if I stay stuck, stuck in this place and in this state of mind for the rest of my life, then what will I learn?
How will I grow?
How will I make a difference?
How will I know what's out there for me if I don't take that first step, if I don't get out there, if I don't even try?
It's time to stop saying and start doing-for real.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ISAVEDME80 2/25/2013 11:27PM

    the time is NOW and you can and WILL do this.
stop all the negative talk. love yourself and do not look back.
you can do it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEATTLE58 2/25/2013 10:17PM

    emoticon If I an do it anyone can! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


"You're Huge!"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lately it seems that my whole family has been commenting on my weight.
My sister was telling me how my grandpa was talking about me and my weight when I wasn't with them of course.
But she told me he made comments like "Renee's getting huge!" and "she must've gained 30 pounds in the past month!"
Also, my sister is always calling my thighs 'elephant trunks'
or my mom and sister both comment on my eating and things like that
But here's the thing:
None of it bothers me.
I just laugh it off
I think it's because it's true
I am huge and I have been getting bigger
anyways
in my family, I'm known for loving food
and it'll be a joke to them if I told them I was going on a lifestyle change because they know I've tried before but didn't do too well
Renee? Refusing junk food? it's unheard of!
I can hear it now
Because it's almost like I'm changing who I am and who they've always known me to be.
But if I keep getting bigger then I'll be giving in to their comments
so basically
I can't live for what my family talks about!
I can't live my life for what I think they might be thinking about me or my journey
No
I want to prove them wrong, for sure!
But most importantly,
I want to prove myself wrong!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WHYWEIGHT552 2/25/2013 7:53PM

    wow thanks for all the amazing comments!
you guys are my new family
:)
honestly, no one is really supportive but I've just got to deal with this on my own but at least I have all you great Spark friends!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGBROTHER323 2/23/2013 3:00PM

    Sounds like you need a "new familly." So, I'll be your big brother! Let me say it another way. Keep your family, but take on a new voice. To change your life you must change your beliefs. You are in control of what goes in your mouth and what goes on your body. You decide how you respond to stress. You choose how you respond to people. You respond what you do today. You choose what you look like tomorrow today.
And YOU just inspired MY next blog....so check it out....but give me 30 minutes....'kay, 'lil sis?

Report Inappropriate Comment
ISAVEDME80 2/20/2013 10:54PM

    you can do it, ignore their hurtful words.
you are amazing and you can change what you eat and feel better about your body.
your weight does not define you and it saddens me that you have such an unsupportive family, they should love you and be there for you not tear you down.
you can do it....just turn to spark we will help you. forget what all the negative people say. focus on the positive ones.
you can do whatever you think you can.


Report Inappropriate Comment
WINNIE-POOH 2/20/2013 8:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSUSUZZZIE 2/20/2013 6:49PM

    Good for you for not letting them get to you! And good for you for setting out to show them who is wrong!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEATTLE58 2/20/2013 6:36PM

    I hate to say this, but they are downright mean! Shame on them! They should know better than to act like little kids! I feel so sorry for you sweetie. You'll just have to prove to them that you can do it, even when they can't! Show them what good health is all about. One day at a time, one meal at a time! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYAST 2/20/2013 6:06PM

    Family can be rough and their words wound. You're starting on the right path and you CAN lose the weight. It's not easy to tell family "no thank you" when they offer you something you know you don't want to eat, but you CAN do it! And you don't have to offer any explanation, just "no thanks". One day at a time, one day at a time.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LH-CRYSTALSTAIR 2/20/2013 6:03PM

    How rude of your family! They should be your biggest supporters!
Good for you on deciding to get healthy and lose weight despite their negativity. Never let them pull you down and stop you from achieving your goals! I'm glad that you can smile and laugh it off in front of them, but I would imagine that it hurts deep on the inside.
Your SP family will be here to support and encourage you. Maybe some of those family members that you mentioned who have weight problems of their own will be inspired by you. You be the better person, showing them how to live a healthy life.
Keep working out and keep making those good food choices that are best for your body. I know it is so hard; I struggle on a daily basis to make good decisions. But I know that I want to be healthier, and I want to lose weight. SP is great for motivation and support!
Lori
emoticon emoticon


Report Inappropriate Comment
ALICIAYOUNG1127 2/20/2013 5:53PM

    That same thing happens to me but it includes my brother,mother,father,aunt and uncle..etc I laugh it off until I can get out of the room...and then my guts plummet to my feet and I cry cry cry

Report Inappropriate Comment
BETHS60 2/20/2013 5:52PM

    Family expectations are hard. Sometimes you feel like you are letting your family down if you change in any way.

I think you may be smart to not let them in on your lifestyle change. Have a plan for what to do if someone offers you junk food. How to turn them down without calling attention to it?

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Some inspiring quotes

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

If you're ever feeling low on motivation and need a pick me up, success stories are a good way to go!
I love The Biggest Loser show and on their website they have a Viewer Weight Loss gallery

http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/pho
tos/categories/viewer-weight-loss-gall
eries/1654/

that's the link, scroll down and you'll see many people who've lost all kinds of weight!

I was looking through it one day and a guy's particular weight loss story stood out. He said:
"The journey may be long but you'll never get there without that first step!"
~Cecil, who lost over 500 pounds in under 4 years- how cool and inspiring is that?!

Also my friend recently posted a facebook status and she said:
"If we've gotta start somewhere why not here? If we've gotta start sometime why not now?"

I hope these quotes inspire you to continue on your journeys right now!
emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SEATTLE58 1/30/2013 8:33PM

    Uplifting!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANGIEN9 1/30/2013 8:17PM

    inspiring!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 day @ a time!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My grandpa is on Weight Watchers (it does work! he's lost 40 pounds so far :)
and he uses these 3 month tracker notebooks and it contains a lot of motivational tips and some recipes, it's a good resource.
Right now I'm currently looking through the book, trying to find the quote that really stood out to me, but I'm noticing that they have a lot of great things to say!
So maybe I'll post a new one every week!

Ok I found the quote that I love, here it is:

Take this one day, or even one meal, at a time.
Thinking too far ahead can make you feel overwhelmed and defeated.

How true!!!!!
Maybe that's my problem, is that I'm thinking too much and too far ahead that I can't even look at the moment because I'm already thinking about tomorrow!

So this whole weight loss journey needs to be taken one step at a time!
emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WHYWEIGHT552 2/3/2013 4:09PM

    thanks for your comments!! :)
it is cliche
but slow and steady really does win the race!


Report Inappropriate Comment
SEATTLE58 1/30/2013 9:31PM

    That is so true, just one day at a time, or one meal at a time. Whatever it takes to get it to work! They say that the best is taking it off slow. Slow is the key because it'll be easier to keep it off. My motto too! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHRISTINE1623 1/30/2013 8:02PM

    Amen to that! One day at a time. Thanks for reminding me of that, I tend to look weeks and months ahead. No more! Best wishes to you on your journey (and congrats to your grandpa!)

Report Inappropriate Comment


Some pics of my weight

Monday, January 28, 2013


This picture was taken on July 14,2012 around 208 pounds
My 'before' picture, this was during my weight loss



And this is what I look like now
It's kind of scary to post this picture but heck why not?
And it's kind of reverse, this should be my before picture!
Well I guess it is now...
it was taken on January 14, 2013 at 234 pounds

Ok, these pictures aren't of the best quality-they were taken with my computer's webcam, lol!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LH-CRYSTALSTAIR 2/20/2013 5:56PM

    You look beautiful! It won't be long before that weight is melting away!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEATTLE58 1/28/2013 11:14PM

    You are such a cutie and pretty, all at the same time. Give yourself a couple of months and go back and look at your latest picture, and you WILL see a difference and everyone else will too! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Last Page