Monday, August 04, 2008
Well it's official, I have gained exactly 20 pounds in 2 months.
For those that have read my previous blog you know that the stress of my job and the long hours enabled me to fall off track a bit, well the case is over and I am now on a regular schedule again as of today. I finally got up enough nerve to jump on the scale this morning and OMG!!! I felt sick. The scale said 268.5...I have gained 20 pounds in the 2 months that I worked on that case. I knew it was bad but once I saw the number I knew that things had to change. Well my motivation is up 150%, my determination is up 200% and the fight is back on. I am challenging myself to lose those 20 pounds by Labor Day weekend. I know I can do it. I guess I am that person that just needs regulation in my life at all times or else things like 20 pounds added to my butt and thighs happen.
Well for anyone else out there that is struggling I beg of you NOT to give up and give yourself the gift of good health. Fight for everything that you've worked so hard to achieve or want to achieve. We can do this together.
I'm ready to fight for the right to be healthy and thin.
Have a wonderful day today Sparkers and God Bless.
***UPDATE: It just dawned on me that I think I may have needed to gain the 20 pounds because up until now I hadn't had any setbacks and was on a steady losing streak, and I think I may have taken that for granted. This struggle and self challenge is going to solidify my desire to lose this weight and to give me new perspective on the way I was doing it. Yes, it was working as long as I didn't stray from my regulated path but as we all know, life is full of detours, surprises, and disappointments. So I now have to figure out how to balance my sometimes very hectic job and keeping a healthy lifestyle along with it. Easier said than done but I know I want it bad enough.
*Stay strong Sparkers.