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Day 345-My 11th Month Break Down

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I had a small setback with the weight loss in the month of December. It's hard to admit that considering how well I've done in the past and how far I've come. My goal wasn't a lofty one, it was only to lose 5 pounds but I ended up gaining 10+ pounds instead! (I don't really know yet where I fall because I am waiting until tomorrow to officially weigh in).

I believe it was partly hormone related and partly because of poor eating choices. I didn't even know I could gain so much in ONE week. It's weird because I never stopped working out and the majority of my days were good eating days where I stayed in range. It's kind of a mystery.

December was off to a GREAT start. I got down to 189 on the 13th but then back up I went, steadily climbing to 200 before I even knew it. WHOA!!!!! With the gain in mind though, I gotta say that I've never looked or felt better. My jeans are looser! I haven't taken measurements yet (too scared to with the gain) but I am willing to bet now come to think of it that I lost inches in my hips and thighs. Running does a body good emoticon

It'll be interesting to see what happens once I've reached the 1 year mark. I know I won't reach my goal weight (that keeps getting pushed back and pushed back) but I do know that I will have reached my personal best. I know I am content with the fact that (at one point) I lost 60 pounds and dropped the obesity label within a year. I am proud of everything I have done. My future looks better and better each day that I make healthy choices for myself. A couple days ago I posted a poem in my status. It says how I feel quite poignantly...

Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

For the month ahead I really want to get back to 189. For the year ahead I'd like to reach my goal weight. Is it too early to start thinking about summer swimsuits?
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PHOENIX1949 1/24/2013 4:44AM

    Love Emerson's quote you shared. Keep pushing.

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BRADMILL2922 1/14/2013 12:33AM

    Love the blog! Love the attitude! You should be proud of all that you have accomplished in nearly a year! Setbacks can happen but it sounds like you have the right attitude to push through it! We can either dwell on the past or learn from it and like you said, your future looks better and better! Great poem by the way!

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BECCAZEN7 1/3/2013 6:08AM

    I need to read more of your blogs because I find you inspiring. You have a great attitude and I need some of that! I feel your pain about the gain - I can be trying and eating right and exercising but the scale isn't reflecting it...grrrr. Oh well, it will. It will. I just chalk it up to hormones (gotta love being a woman- LOL)
I am looking forward to what this year has in store!

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KIWIANN 1/2/2013 8:33PM

    You have done amazing things in the last year - in the grand scheme of things, this little blip at the end of December is not significant! The fact that you can say you have never looked or felt better really speaks for itself!
I admire your determination and your hard work! You are doing great - I have every confidence in your ability to reach your goal in 2013!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SASSYLJB 1/2/2013 1:56PM

    Never to early to talk swimsuits! You will get to your goals! I know that you will look how far you have come!
In fact you amaze me at your dedication. If it helps any I gain in the month of December, but this morning is my weigh in day. I return the gift of the added weight, plus some super happy!
I bet anything you have lost inches! You are right running is great!
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OMMAMA7 1/2/2013 1:34PM

    I love Emerson :)

I really don't know how you could have gained a solid 10 so quickly from what you described - I'm thinking and hoping most of it is water weight due to hormones, salt, etc that will be gone when you weigh in! Think positive right? Either way I know you will do what you have to do to keep chugging along, and I love that you are not beating yourself up about it! Things like that are going to happen. It's not going to be easy smooth sailing every day with no waves. But we are strong enough to get through all the little storms and hiccups and keep moving in the right direction :) So excited to see how much more awesome we become this year! :)



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PEACOCK15 1/2/2013 1:32PM

    I love that poem and may jsut have to borrow it. Be proud of everything you have accomplished, you have done so much!

No way is it too early to start thinking about summer, like I am telling myself -

Choose to see life through optimistic eyes!

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