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    ASHWILLDOTHIS   11,844
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It's been 4 Years!!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I can't believe July 2013 will mark 4 years on Spark!! I can't believe I've been on this journey for that long and I am nowhere near where I want to be. I thought that once school was over I would focus on this journey but to be completely honest I have had no desire. I hate the way I look and I am not comfortable with my body. I thought that with my wedding approaching that it would give me some motivation but it hasn't. I look at other people's success and ask myself why I can't get my sh*t together and make myself happy about my body image and be successful on this journey. All my summer clothes are getting very tight and my muffin top hangs over my shorts. I had a cousin tell me I looked pregnant in a dress and actually asked if I got it in the maternity section. My stomach is bigger than my boobs. I'm just disgusted with myself. So, I woke up this morning and said enough is enough. I got on the scale and saw how much I weighed...OMG!! I told myself it was time and the only way I was going to fix anything is if I started and stayed consistent and stayed focused. My wedding is 3 months away so that's still plenty enough time to get some things done with my body image.

Here's my Plan:

1. Lose 1 lb a week...I have to remind myself that one pound is a big deal
2. I need to have patience - Losing weight takes more commitment, time, focus, and energy than gaining weight does so I need to remind myself that I will see results!!
3. At least 15 mins of activity on days that I work and at least 30 mins on off days - Be sure to work out my arms!!
4. Only eat out 1-2 times a week
5. Track meals!!
6. Thinking of joining a gym too...
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SDLEE514 7/2/2013 11:02AM

    Maybe you've hit that "point" which is a good thing!! Sounds like a good plan, tracking is key, at least for me. You can and will make a difference!! I know it's a busy time for you but you have so much support here...keep on Sparking! emoticon

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BELIEVER104 7/1/2013 6:16PM

    You can do it!! You're not alone. I've had those "why can't I do this?" thoughts before too. We just have to remember we're in control and take it one step at a time. You've got this!

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MERRY_XMAS 7/1/2013 12:17PM

    Your plan seems great except from the "eating out" part. If you limit it to 1-2 times a MONTH, then you are gonna see results... Just my piece of advice.

You CAN do it, just stay focused on your goals! And always remember that we all have "bad eating days". The important thing is not to turn the days into weeks and months! You must get back on track as soon as possible...

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KELLIEBEAN 6/30/2013 2:17PM

    Good plan now you just have to stick to it. You are in control, take the bull by the horns!

I'll repeat Joann's warning about eating out. Again, this is from personal experience. If you are able to check out a restaurant's menu ahead of time and adjust what you eat, and not what you are used to, then go for it. Otherwise, I'd say skip it, just for the next three months.

I have faith in you. We've all been there, we are all pulling for you.

"This time next year, you will wish you had started today."

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JOANNHUNT 6/30/2013 2:09PM

    AWESOME PLAN, BUT LEAVE OUT THE EATING OUT DAYS AS THEY WILL SABATOGE YOU. TAKE BABY STEPS AND LOVE YOURSELF. I AM LOOSING TO FIT INTO MY WEDDING DRESS. I TOLD MY BEST FRIEND I WOULD MARRY HIM AS SOON AS I CAN GET INTO MY DRESS. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONTROL MY STRESS EATING FOR OVER 17 MONTHS NOW. I HAVE MANAGED TO KEEP 16 POUNDS OFF. I NEED TO LOOSE AT LEAST 65 POUNDS. BABY STEPS. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY YOU WILL GET THERE. OH YA!

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SORRY IF I SOUNDED CRITICAL OR NEGATIVE I WAS USING MY EXPERIENCE TO HELP YOU PUSH HARDER AS I HAVE TO. NOT HINDER YOU OR DISAPPOINT.

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 6/30/2013 1:33PM

  You have to dig deep within you to see who you are and what you want and need to become what and who you see yourself being. Do you really want to get married?

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TIME_TO_SHINE1 6/30/2013 1:09PM

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