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None of my Clothes Fit....

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I need to hold myself accountable...hopefully this blog will help!

Soooo...none of my clothes fit, and I have only myself to blame. (Ok, granted the medication I'm taking DOES say it can cause weight gain, but I'd say 90% of my weight gain falls on me.)

I have gained 40 pounds since summer of 2011..Yes, really.... FORTY POUNDS! (Twenty in the last few months) I am LOVING my boobs (TMI? Sorry, but as someone who was not blessed in that area....I am loving having Big-ish boobs...) I just wish I could lose some of the rest of the fat and keep my new girls!

Most of my weight went to my butt, hips, thighs...though I can see it elsewhere as well. Most people have no idea I weigh as much as I do. I am blessed to carry excess weight very well.

But, I am uncomfortable. I have to SQUEEZE into all of the clothes that still fit me, while the rest I can't even begin to don.

I stopped exercising. I couldn't afford my gym membership and have no motivation to work out at home. In all honesty, I am just lazy. Yes, I have health issues that make exercise uncomfortable (ever exercised with a migraine? I have one nearly every day...) but that hadn't stopped me in the past.

Aside from that, I also tacked on a daily diet of about 3,000+ calories. I've always had a major sweet tooth, but it seems to have gotten out of control, again.

I can't afford to buy another whole wardrobe (did that last year...) so I NEED to start toning up and losing a bit of fat. I don't need to lose much.... I looked skeletal at 120 lbs (5'8") I'm aiming for around 140. Come on, Me!
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GRANDMABABA 1/10/2013 10:42PM

    I can relate. Am currently on 9th day of a migraine that has shut downmy motivation for most things. My multiple sclerosis ha been acting up more with the cold weather as has the fibromyalgia and arthritis. Still, when I compare to times when I was completely down for extended periods using wheel chair or cane it is obvious that now is a good time after all. Hang in there. You can do it!

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PHEBESS 1/9/2013 10:46PM

    I think looking great in fabulous clothes is a big motivator - so keep some photos of you in those clothes all around, to remind yourself that you can do this. And I know it's hard, and frustrating - but you know you also want to get back to where you were.

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/9/2013 9:06PM

    Thank you so much for your honest and sweet comment on my blog. I checked out your photos and you are one gorgeous lady. :) Sorry to hear you're having trouble with your weight and your motivation...I can completely relate, especially with the title of this blog!!

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MAMAJAHMAI 1/9/2013 5:04PM

    I hear you on the workouts.... Sometimes I use Pilates, if I am especially sore and I just want to work on certain parts of my body, like my core. I love music, it really pushes me to give it my all. Can you take a walk with your DH? Or go dancing on date nights? You definitely it very well Erin- that's for sure emoticon

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 1/9/2013 3:12PM

    Spark has a sweet tooth challenge that has helped me out in the past. I recommend it! I also recommend BodyRock for exercise. The workouts are short (12-15 minutes), intense, and results show QUICKLY! I think within 2 weeks of starting I had people commenting on my improvements. And one last thing. Are you using the food tracker? Do you find out helps keep you accountable? Some people don't see benefits, but it is a resource Spark puts out there for you. So those are my hopefully helpful suggestions. BodyRock and Sweet Tooth Challenge have teams on here. Check em out!

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MANDIETERRIER1 1/9/2013 2:34PM

    Thank you for sharing your struggles. You will reach your goal

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