I find the nutrition and fitness trackers invaluable. 2.5 lbs per week may be a little too much to expect but it is a goal worth working for. Remember this is a healthy lifestyle change so try to concentrate on learning new eating habits that will continue after you have lost weight. You have made tremendous progress, keep up the great work.
Try to take one day at a time and remember we are all in this together!
Always do right This will gratify some and astonish others -Mark Twain
Personal Responsibility for Individual Daily Efforts -Cleeve McCleary
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could- Ralph Waldo Emerson
” Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Mahatma Gandhi
Well, after two months of losing basically nothing, it's time to get back in gear and stop letting my excuses ruin my progress. I lost about 40-45 lbs in the past 6-8 months, but I've really been slacking since the holiday season. I gained 90 pounds as a reaction to being sick and in pain to the point I struggled even getting out of bed, nevermind exorcising, and because of the medications I was taking to help manage that pain and sickness. But now I'm doing better! I'm getting healthy, and it frustrates me that I look in the mirror and don't feel like it's me looking back. I want to feel like me again. I want to BE me again. It's time to really focus and make changes happen! :] Currently I weigh about 175 pounds. When I graduated high school, I weighed 140, and my short term goal is to get back to that weight by the end of Spring semester, so that gives me until the beginning of May to drop 35 pounds. If I shoot for about 10 pounds a month, or 2.5 pounds a week, I'll get there no problem! My long term goal is to get down to 125 pounds while maintaining a healthy body. These goals are very manageable and realistic, and I know as long as I stay focused I'll make it! :] It's going to be tricky though, and I have to make sure I maintain a healthy mindset throughout the rest of my weight loss. I struggled with a pretty severe eating disorder for about 5 years, and while I'm recovered, it's very easy for me to trigger myself by losing weight or by getting frustrated that I'm not losing weight fast enough. I can do this though. I've rounded the half-way point, so I've got it in me! Here's to staying healthy and getting the most out of life! Thanks for any help and support in advance, because I hope to get and stay in touch with a lot of really motivating people who won't let me get away with any excuses! :D
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