Sunday, May 19, 2013
Weightloss can surely seem like one of the slowest processes ever! But i think thats because I just can't wait to be the person I know im suppose to be, i cant wait to be comfortable in my skin. Everyday I feel like I'm getting there :) I'm only .6 away from seeing the 120s again! super excited, and a little scared because I know maintaining will be challenging to say the least. Especially with the "normal" foods my family eats. At least for a while I was able to excuse myself saying im on a diet but when the diet is done what will my excuse be? I have to watch my figure! lol.
The most important think I've learned lately is WATER WATER WATER, I know people say it all the time and I'm always like mehhh ok, but I've been drinkng water until the point that it feels uncomfortable and I pee every 5 minutes but it helps so much! with my skin, my weightloss and my BM's! ( sorry if thats tmi but i always had a problem and turned to pills etc). Im stil not the biggest fan of water, it can be boring...even with fruit in it lol but the benefits are simply amazing. If I dont drink enough water in a day I see it in my weightloss, I loose a lot more on the days that I OD on water. It can be inconvenient to pee every 5 minutes but I remind myself that im flushing fat and toxins. GOOD STUFF!
So as I mentioned Im on the HCG diet. Not going to lie, its been rough and hard at times, but also easy at times. The results Ive seen I'm pleased with but I've decided that I'm going to only do a 23 day round whihc is the shortest round. Ive got 5 days to go to complete it before i move into P3. So far not including the 5 days left, I've lost 12 lbs and thats in 20 days and .6 lbs a day roughly.
Part of my reasons for choosing HCG was because my life is hectic. I got to school fulltime and work fulltime I also am the guardian of my litle brother who lives with me so I have to take care of him and his schooling and other needs ( his favorite foods to pick up when we go shopping are processed, frozen, sugary delights smh). I also have 2 dogs to care for. Dieting was the best choice for me to get into a healthy bmi. Despite the busy life i live, to maintain what I've lost this year (21lbs) I'm going back to dedicating myself to being active, walking as well and zumba and gym sessions. Luckily my brother is really into going to the gym so my membership covers both of us and we motivate each other. Im planning on starting my more active life on P3. P3 is 3 weeks and the only rules really are stay away from carbs, starches and sugars which I should stay away from in general anyway.
Anyways, My journey through all the weightloss and gain has been a stressful one. Its been a learning experience and the one promise im making to myself is I WILL NEVER let myself gain so much unhealthy weight ever again. I will weigh myself everyday and give myself a limit, if I pass that limit I need to dedicate the time and effort to nipping the problem in the butt right away before 5 lbs becomes 10 then 20 then 30. Eating healthier and exercise need to become a permanent way of life, and I have to somehow teach the other people I live with them same thing. The days of burger king binging and midnight taco bell visits without gaining weight are behind me, Ill never be that person again, Unfortunately my body will react to the fatty bad foods but its ok because Im now at the point in my life where being and looking healthy is not only important outside but inside too! I have to avoid the same fate of some of my family members like heart disease, diabetes, higb BP etc etc. NOt only to protect myself but to teach the children i might have one day, how to eat healthy and enjoy it. What a battle its been, its not over...it will never be over, but Ill try my best to find the ways I can enjoy it.
Good luck to everyone out there who is stugling to loose weight, believe in yourself because you CAN do this, no pain no gain! Everyday remind yourself of where you want to be and remind yourself that it is indeed possible! Nothing you put your mind to is impossible, dont be your worst enemy and put yourself down. You can do it! the benefits of completing your goal are far more then you see in the mirror. Its mental, internal, external, emotional. You have 1 life to live so make your dreams and goals happen no matter how long it takes, because you havent failed until you give up :)