Sunday, December 01, 2013
A few weeks ago, I saw my Doctor again for a follow-up appointment.
He gave me the same advice, but this time it was two rules:
1) No sugary drinks- drink all the diet soda, juice, etc. I want
2) Fast food only 1 time per week
I won't lie- the second one is the hardest!
The diet soda/drink rule I'm doing decently with.
And then next time I see him, he wants me to have just maintained my weight, but of course weight loss is welcomed!
But one thing I don't get about what my Doctor says is that he only wants me to lose 1-2 pounds a month- a month!!!!
At that rate, it'll take me years to lose all the weight I want to lose! And I have a heck-of-a lot of weight to lose (around 100+ pounds)
I guess he really does mean slow and steady wins the race.
He said to have that big goal in your mind, but take it one day at a time, or else it'll be overwhelming.
And it is- when I think about how much weight I want to lose, quite honestly it makes me not even want to try.
I'm at it again, always talking about weight loss, and not really doing anything about it.
I have to do some digging within myself, ask the questions about why I'm overweight, what's holding me back, and what can I do to go forward.
Like they say, it's better to have tried and failed than to have not tried at all. (is that even a quote? I think I botched that one lol)
Anyways, here's an inspiring weight loss story that I came across on the Green Giant website, you can find really cool things on the Internet!
I especially love this question and answer, taken from the website:
Q: What would you tell someone out there wishing to make a change but thinking they could never be healthy?
A: I would tell them to quit making excuses. Ever since I started, I know the change is possible. You don't have to do what I did—I just woke up one morning and just started walking for 2 hours. You just have to make some kind of change in the right direction.
Regardless of how you start, you just have to start. Walking 10 minutes a day, or substituting whole wheat for white bread. Start somewhere; once you start seeing changes, it’s addicting. Once you start losing, you just want more. You just have to start and no more excuses.
I wish I wouldn’t have taken so long to find "it" in me. Whatever snapped to cause this change, I wish it would have snapped sooner, but I’m glad it snapped.
May this story and all the people who are out there getting healthier and losing weight inspire you to keep on going, no matter what!
Sunday, December 01, 2013
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day!
Can you believe it's December already?! I can't wait until it snows!
This past Thanksgiving morning, I walked (and also jogged a little bit at the end) the Manchester Road Race. This has been something I've always wanted to do, but of course I would say, maybe next year... when I've lost weight.
So I decided to quit that excuse and signed up for it this year, and I'm so glad I did!
The race is 4.748 miles and I finished with a time of 1 hour and 37 minutes.
The only bad part about this race was that I didn't really train for it, so for the past couple of days I was a tad sore in the legs, but it seems to have gone away now!
It felt so long while walking it! I couldn't help but think, where's the finish line?
But now that I know what it's like, I know what to expect next year.
It'll definitely become a tradition for Thanksgiving.
I recommend a race to everyone; it's so much fun and especially seeing people of all different shapes and sizes walking/jogging/running; it's inspiring.
You can do it!
Who knows, maybe there'll be a half-marathon in my future!
From left to right: me, my grandpa, and my cousin after we finished the race :)
Thursday, November 07, 2013
You can take this Weight Loss Persona quiz here:
It's really fun! I'm a 'Planner'
I like that for the quiz, she lists what works and what doesn't work for you regarding your weight loss persona.
Take the quiz and let me know what you got and if it's true to who you are!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Long story short, last saturday I met a lady who has such an incredible weight loss success story. I'm so thankful to God that I met her!!
Get this: she hasn't had McDonald's in 20 years!!
Also, she's kept off 100 pounds for, anyone want to take a guess?
35 years- 35!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (She'll be 72 years old soon and by the way if you ever saw this lady she looks so good for her age, she looks to be in her fifties!)
I was astounded!!
I had to ask her how she did it.
Here's what she did to lose the weight: Every 6 weeks, she would try a new diet (i.e., a liquid diet) and would stick to it rigidly.
She lost 100 pounds in 1 year that way.
Even she admitted that it wasn't the healthiest route to go on. But it worked for her!
Also, she goes on the treadmill, does Pilates and lift weights (if I remember correctly) to keep the weight off. She also eats about 1400-1500 calories a day.
Another good thing she mentioned is that you'll get used to eating healthier.
Her biggest weakness? Candy, which she does still eat. (I think we all have our own food weaknesses. Mine are carbs, and not the good kind!)
Her top tip? Stick with it-no matter what!
Stick with it, even when you don't feel like it.
Stick with it, even when all you want to do is give up, and quit this thing because it seems too hard.
Stick with it, no matter what, and you will see the results!
Because it can happen and you can do it. It all starts with a thought.
I hope this story has encouraged you and inspired you wherever you are on your own weight loss journey.
Keep going, keep moving, and keep on doing what you know is right!
Before: 220 lbs.
Lost: 100 pounds
After: 110-119 lbs.
Took 1 year to lose 100 pounds, and has kept it off for 35 years (that still amazes me!)
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