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    JOYFUL14EVER   534
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And here I am again. I shall give this another go!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Oh my goodness! Well, it has been a looonnnggg time since I have been on Sparkpeople which is a shame. 2012 ended up going by and once again I did not take the time to truly focus on myself and get to a healthy weight.

Funny, I am a caretaker of children and give them plenty of time and attention. I give my family an abundance of attention, care and love. Yet, I neglected myself.... again.

Ok, so now I must start fresh with a new mindset and MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

I must lose weight and right now I am at my heaviest ever. It frustrates me that I have allowed this to happen. I am better and smarter than this. So why have I allowed it? Not sure. Too stressed out over life circumstances, lack of focus, motivation not existent, etc... etc... etc....

Well, I don't know what it is, but I genuinely feel a new sense of determination this time around. I actually began my weight loss journey last Wednesday, January 2nd. I am sure many people did the same thing. However, this is not some "resolution" for me, it is a lifestyle change goal. I want this to be ongoing, not just something to try and accomplish at the beginning of the New Year.

Anyway, I have been writing everything down that I eat & drink. I have been measuring my foods. I have been drinking tons of water and cut out all the sugary drinks. I have been eating lots of fruits & veggies, plus I am now taking a multi-vitamin.

For the past 10 days I have done this faithfully. This morning was my weigh in day and so I step on the scales, look down and realize that I lost..... NOTHING. What?!?!?!?! I am beyond disappointed in this and genuinely do not understand what is going on with me. I didn't cheat. As a matter of fact, I have made lots of healthy swaps in a great effort to get rid of the nasty, processed, sugary, unhealthy foods. I honestly do not understand.

I am not giving up though. Actually, I think this disappointment and anger is becoming more of a motivator right now. Next week I will be incorporating some exercise. I am really excited about that too because I am hoping that will yield some positive results.

Hopefully, keeping my diet straight along with exercising will be the key. If I don't see a weight loss next week, well, I guess I will just keep on trying. I do NOT want to give up. That would be the easy thing to do right now or even next week if I don't see a weight loss. I am not doing that.

Like I said before, I am determined. I want to be healthier for myself, for my family and for our future. I want to feel good about myself when I look in the mirror or even when I am just out and about. I want to be a good role model for my children too. I have an almost 20 year old daughter and an 8 year old son. Both of them deserve my best and I plan to give it to them. :)

I think I will wrap this blog entry up now. Please send me many positive well wishes. Goodness knows I will appreciate them greatly!
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JOYFUL14EVER 1/12/2013 10:51AM

    Thanks so much, everyone. :) I am going to keep chugging along and make this change happen. Thanks for the words of encouragement!

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MRSBUMP09 1/11/2013 11:54AM

    Just keep on going. Your body is adjusting to your ways of eating. You can do this. One day at a time.

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AMANDASOTELO 1/11/2013 10:22AM

    I had the same thing happen to me. I swore I lost 10 pounds the first week and was only hopeing for 1 pound lost and nothing. I didnt work out either and thought it was ok. The next week I started working out and didnt lose but 1 pound and i was so mad! I didnt give up because my WW leader told me that my body hasnt caught up and its like in shock especially when your start working out because your muscles are retaining water to keep them safe! 3 weeks in and I lost 8 pounds that week! so keep it up if it doesnt work. I know a lady who ate healthy and worked out for 6 weeks until she finally lost 2 pounds! I know you can do it! just keep your head up and eyes on the veggies and soon enough it will happen!

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