It's been a long time coming
Saturday, October 19, 2013
I ran across my weightloss scrapbook for the first time in a long time. I made it to put inspirational pictures and inspirational sayings in it to motivate me to change my lifestyle to one of exercise, healthy eating, and liking myself. A few days ago I looked at the cover of my scrapbook and saw the title, "Weightloss Journal 2010". I made it four years ago, and I saw my before picture. In four years I am exactly 20 lbs lighter. I have spent four years for 20 lbs. I'll take it gladly, but I wish I could have finished my journey. I started thinking about how much time I have wasted as It has been about 16 years since I have lost any substantial amount of weight, One thing has changed though. My eating is much healthier now, just need to control the portion sizes. I will take that one thing and run with it. I just had my cast taken off my arm on Thursday, so I can't jump into a huge exercise routine right now, but I can do legs, core and the treadmill. So today and tomorrow I will log my food and Monday I will get on the treadmill and do some exercises (I have a flu bug at the moment.
I think today I will also plan out my meals for the week. It's been a long time coming but I can't go another year with all this weight on me. I've had enough. It might take a little longer than a year, but a year is what I'm aiming for right now.
My ultimate fitness goal is to be able to do a boot camp. Right now I can't even climb one flight of stairs without huffing, and my heart racing.
Normally I would wait until after Christmas to get started, but I'm not going to put off my health any longer. I have diabetes and am bipolar so exercise is of upmost importance, as well as a healthy diet. Times are about to change.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Carolyn, I took 7 years to go from 235 down to 157. I went in spurts, depending on my illness and motivation. By the way, congratulations on the 20 pound drop so far!!! Now that your arm is almost healed and you have the flu take it easy on the exercise and as you wrote concentrate on healthy food choices and portions. YOU know what you need to do, you just have to deal your physical and sometimes emotional limitations and difficulties, but I have faith in you, that you WILL REACH YOUR GOAL WEIGHT!!! Just take it one moment, one choice at a time. You are going in the right direction, just trust your knowledge and believe in yourself. As you know you are not only doing this for yourself, but as an inspiration for your DD, and a future with grandchildren. My father, from lack of health concern for himself, died three months before his first grandchild was welcomed into this marvelous world.
and so far on your journey!
1006 days ago
I hear you. We all have different time zones to deal with this "weighty" issue. I have been on sparks for 7 year....lost, gained, lost, gained....and busy losing again. Thing is, each year was not a loss, because I learned so much. So much about myself, why I did things, ate things. I learned enough to make other changes each year. I have given up....secret eating, emotional eating (to a large degree) I'm off migraine tablets, Im off high bloop pressure tablets. Im soooo much more toned than I have ever been.
This year, like all the others saw me fighting with a MAMMOTH emotional problem, really serious. When I gained 3.7kgs I thought here I go...each time I have regained everything plus some. But I actually stopped at the 3.7kg gain and THATS A FIRST. So, each year has not been a waste. They were the building blocks to my healthier body.
You just keep building with the blocks you've got. We will all chug to the end of this battle.
1011 days ago
This reminds me that I want to start a weight loss scrapbook. Thanks for that
1011 days ago
I know what you mean about setting a plan and not getting there. I've been working on my weight loss since 2008; there have been some major bumps along the way but why wait to reach my goals?
CW: 157 (up from my lowest of 133)
Let's find a way to get there together!
1011 days ago
Comment edited on: 10/19/2013 8:30:22 PM
You can do it...I have faith in you.
1012 days ago
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