50 pounds GONE one year later!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

As of this morning I am 50 pounds down. Last week I found a picture of me last Dec. 24. I thought I had made my husband delete that photo because when I saw it I was so disgusted by it! The only thing I could see when I looked at that picture was someone trapped. I was lost and cried inside wishing I could just get my act together and find that determination I once had.
I also saw my Mother when I saw that picture. She is very unhealthy and is at risk for so many illnesses because of her extreme weight. I just did not want that for myself.

One year later...
In this picture I see myself...who is a very HAPPY person. Determination found!
In this journey I have made lots of little changes with how I look at things.

Early on the best thing I ever did was let go of time lines. "It takes what it takes!"
If I am doing all that I know how to do at the time then my body can only lose fat so fast.
"After all what would I be doing anyway". Just because I am not losing fat as fast as I want am I going to be doing anything differently...NO!!

I do things in 12 wk BFL challenges but I never tracked the weeks when I first started. I did not want to look at it like I just had 12 wks to do this. I have a lifetime to do this and I will not change how I take care of myself. This is how something becomes a lifestyle.
I am not dieting, my way of eating is just how I take care of myself now, there is no LIFE STRESSES that can make me eat something that "I just do not eat anymore".

I think about maintenance, what will change? Well not much except that I will need to add calories.

I am now on my 4th 12 wk BFL Challenge. I look at them as 12 wk cycles now. I have changed my workout this time because I was ready for more. And that's what I see in my future...getting the most out of my workouts, improving my strength and always challenging myself.

I truly believe that every person can find their way. The first step is wanting more for yourself and then choose to make it through 1 day, then 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, 1 lifetime!
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    You are BEAUTIFUL!
    3215 days ago
    You look so much much younger!
    3218 days ago
    emoticon you look phenomenal - you are truly an inspiration. I'm looking forward to starting my first 12 week challenge.

    emoticon Keena
    3223 days ago
  • _BECA_

    I look at your before picture and I see myself in the beginning of this journey.
    I can so relate to your sentiments, FIFTY pounds WOW!!! the feeling is priceless it is all about being healthy and looking good is just one of many perks of weight loss. I KNOW that 2009 will bring continual success and I so look forward to sharing it with as your spark friend. A BIG congrats! to you, your transformation is remarkable.

    3223 days ago
    wow,, congratulations on your success.. you are an inspiration to us all,, I have tried to do whole wheat pasta with my hubby and he throws a fit.. am trying other things also,, and of course with the new year a whole new cycle of working out. keep up the good work.
    God Bless and Merry Christmas. emoticon
    3223 days ago
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