Jenae-Spectacular job on the weight loss! Keep up the good work! I had truly hoped to reach a similar number, but it's been two years without the scale moving so much as a pound no matter what I seemed to try. Pretty discouraging! But I think I'm on the right track now. I'm eating a low carb (diabetic like) diet and sleeping a lot more. According to today's weigh in, I've actually lost another 2 pounds since I posted this! (Which was about a week ago.) So I am super excited right now! Here's hoping we can both keep up the pace! Good luck! :-)
current weight: 211.2
Fitness Minutes: (166,595) Posts: 210,583 12/30/12 11:59 A
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
Hello fellow Slowest Losers! Back in September I posted about my new (working) weight loss strategy of sleeping more. Well, I "fell off the wagon" and went back to my normal 4-6 hours a night. (Just too busy! And hubby is a bad influence in this area. He loves to stay up late.) Then I broke my foot and spent 6 weeks not exercising so I gained back about 3 lbs. Went back to my Zumba classes for 1 week, ("probably" over did it....ok I did) and ended up with the flu AND strep at the same time. sigh. Since I was sooo sick, hubby had to stay home with the kids, and I slept for days. I lost three pounds while I was sick that week! (not the best way to lose weight, but I'll take it! haha) Then, I started reading about being insulin resistant (kind of the pre-pre-precursor to diabetes. I had 7 of the 9 symptoms, and the other two were "unknown" because they are tests that the doctor would have to run. So I decided to start taking steps to get off that path. I started eating a LOT less sugar/carbs. And I've been tracking my food here on sparkpeople again. It's been 6 days, and I've lost another 3 lbs! (That's without exercise -still kind of sick-and eating about 1500 calories.)
And today, one of the best Christmas Presents EVER, showed up on my sparkpeople page. It says I have lost TEN whole pounds this year! Losing 10 lbs was my New Years Resolution for this year. And hitting that goal feels AMAZING! I have struggled so much in the last couple of years to get my weight loss progress to even move a little bit, and it can get pretty discouraging to get no where. But then I saw that beautiful double digit number!
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