Thursday, December 20, 2012
Four years ago, I lost 60+ pounds and regained it back the following year. I told myself that it was okay. I could simply lose it again once I decided too. That is when my weight loss journey truly begun. I lost, and gained weight several times over the next few years. Never really losing more than 25 pounds. Honestly, I have probably have had a half of dozen Sparkpeople pages in the process.
In March of 2012, I heard about a weight loss support group called TOPS. I joined the local chapter full of motivation. I lost 14 pounds in a month and like so many others, I allowed myself to get distracted with my every day life. I went from attending my every Thursday's meeting to attending every once in awhile. I went from losing weight routinely to gaining weight. Truthfully, I was not really giving 100%. Then I read a blog where a fellow SP said, "You get out of it, What you put into it." I finally understood the entire concept. If I truly wanted to lose this weight. I had to put forth the energy, and effort.
I AM FAT. Yes, It described me but it doesn't dictate who I am. So, It was time to do something about it. I started a new SP page, and have found some wonderful teams. I started going back to my TOPS meeting. I have lost 9+ pounds in two weeks. I am more active than I've been in ages. I am happier, and healthier. In March, I was 308 pounds. Now I am rocking 285 pounds. My goal is to reach the 270's January 3RD. I have not mastered weight loss. There is still so much more I need to learn. However, I have learned one thing. You get out of it what you put into it. You move, You lose!