Friday, May 11, 2012
Down 95lbs...almost at 100. Once the number of lbs I have lost started getting impressive to other people. They all have the same question how did you do it?
The Answer is the same thing they have been telling everyone that has been trying to lose weight for years. EXERCISE AND DIET!!
It's amazing that the answer is so simple but believe me it is. Of course the only other thing that is involved is determination and will power. How bad do you want it?
There are weeks were I'm in the grove and working the program. Which consists of getting at least thirty minutes of exercise every other day and eating Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Plus two to three snacks.
Yep that's how I lost 95lbs! Depending on how much self control I had with food and getting myself to the gym determines how much weight I have lost every week.
I have an addiction it's called FOOD. I'm never going to be able to get rid of it therefore it has to be a lifestyle change and try not to beat myself up when the food wins. To move forward is a hard thing to do.
But that's the secret I have come to realize. Everyone that has been overweight has an addictive personality. Maybe it's the society we live in or maybe it's just the fact that we are human. We have one life to live and sometimes we over-indulge because of it.
I still easily have another 100lbs to go before I even see close to a healthy BMI. I try and break the goals down that way it doesn't seem like so much at once. Of course that can be difficult. It's hard to stop myself from looking at the end picture.
I'm so one of those people that want instant gratification. I wish there was a wand to wave but sadly I don't have a fairy god-mother that can take the weight off overnight.
All I can do is try...keep going and working out and trying to eat healthy. The weight will come off it might be something I struggle with for the rest of my life but it can be managed.
I guess that's what they mean by a lifestyle change. I'm never going to be one of those people that can eat what they want and not gain a single pound. It's up to me to keep the balance in my life and on the scale.
Be happy with yourself in the moment. You are doing it one small step at a time. These are the things I chant in my head on a daily basis.
Plus when I get on the scale I chant in my head "Light as a feather stiff as a board". For some reason those crazy words work for me!! :-)