Friday, August 12, 2011
Hello everyone! It's been a while since my last blog but you know I've been so excited lately because of the progress I've been making. I've been working really hard and when I see the results in pictures, it makes me a bit emotional especially since I'm only a month away from my weight loss anniversary.
From 226, I am now 170.6 (since the last time I checked). It was a very hard adjustment in the beginning but now I am able to eat healthy 80% of the time and I say 80% because I try not to deprive myself of the food I really enjoy. Otherwise I am not easy to live with. You can ask my husband and kids, lol. Ever since I came back from Hawaii with an extra 5 lbs, I've felt very guilty but it's been helping me progress and stay motivated. I look at old pictures and think, "Wow, I can't believe that was me! How did I let myself get to that?" And then I look at my present pictures and give myself a pat and I'm happy and excited. I look forward to more progress and getting to my "healthy normal BMI" goal.
I thank SparkPeople.com a lot because it really has helped me stay in the right direction. Even though I am busy sometimes, when I need the extra push or when I feel a bit defeated, I go through my e-mail and see sparkpeople articles waiting for me to read them. To tell you the truth, reading these emails really help me stay motivated. If I didn't go the sparkpeople route, there is a chance I might have started yo-yoing again which is exactly what I don't want and need. Sparkpeople helps me make the right decisions and at the same time I don't feel like I'm being punished for eating something not-so-healthy. I love the support from my buddies and members I probably only see once in a while. Not only do I stay motivated, but it also helps me get back up when I fall. Sparkpeople is truly a life savior!
Here are some before and after pictures:
Seeing these pictures made me want to cry...I felt so hopeless...
And then I decided to make a change...
2 months into it
3 months into it
5 months into it...I was getting really excited by this time. Can you tell my self-esteem was getting higher?
7 months into it
9 months into it
This is me now...11 months into it...and going...
This could've been my anniversary blog but I am just so excited I couldn't wait to show you all how much sparkpeople helped me change...If I can do it, you can do it too!