Sunday, January 29, 2012
So, I started Sparkpeople in 2010 at the weight of 226 lbs. I wanted to loose weight for myself, and to look great at my wedding. I got married on May 7th, 2011 and weighed about 195. I lost 30 lbs and I felt great. My highest weight ever was 250 (which was in 2005), so I am admittedly doing better than I was 7 years ago, but I'm still overweight. Obese by the BMI schedule. Now, 8 months post wedding I am at 192.2. So I have lost 3 lbs in 8 months. It has been less than exhilarating. My mother and brother joined a weight loss program called Slimgenics and started dropping weight like crazy. Their fat seemed to be melting away like the candle wax of a lit candle. They started just after Thanksgiving and have both already lost more than 30 lbs. With this incredible weight loss, they motivated me to start the program as well. I started January 16th at 196.8, in the first week I went down to 191.5. Then the second week I started at 193 (don't know what happened there) and have weaseled down to 192.2 at the end of the second week. The plan calls for 3-4 lbs of weight loss a week, which my mother and brother have more than accomplished. And I can't help but be anxious that two weeks in I have not had the same results. It is a little frustrating because I walk/jog 2 miles 4-5x a week and they do little to no exercise. I am honestly extremely happy and proud of my family for their weight loss and success on this program. There isn't anything I could want more for them. I'm just venting my own frustration with being stuck on the cusp of the 180's. It's driving me nuts. I refuse to give up on this program, even with my angst and frustration. I will continue and hope week three brings more loss. At the very least I can look forward to having a healthy heart with all my cardio and eating well. I'm going to blog again next week on the status of where I am with this diet and my emotions. Good luck fellow weight loss buddies. I'm trying not to get discouraged, and I can only hope that my message may let you know that if you're frustrated, you're not alone. We can break through it!