IT's been a long tough road, still going...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I started my journey to 'get in shape' and it was going so slowly. I wasn't really losing and I ended up way off course. I gained until I weighed more than I ever have in my life including during either pregnancy. I felt awful and tired and my self-esteem was lower than ever.

I have fought and struggled to get on track. I am still fighting and struggling but now I am winning.

Weightwatchers might not work for everyone but it helping me stay accountable and with portion control. To be honest I went to low carb for a while because I do react well to that and I feel amazing while doing the low carb lifestlye BUT I am not ready to give up on many things I do love. (pizza, for one)

Back to weight watchers! And I am doing well, I had a 2lb gain after switching but I am confident I can lose that again.

I guess the real way to lose weight is when you wake up and realize that you want to change your life. I don't want to just look better or fit into smaller clothes, I want to be healthy and stay healthy.

I am realistic now, I know it's going to be slow and I will have set-backs and it's fine.
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    That's a great attitude. There's always this hype on T.V. and magazines saying we have to be a certain weight RIGHT NOW, THIS VERY MINUTE. The only problem with that is that it is a gimmick, not a lifestyle change. If you want something to be permanent, it has to be something you can do long term, otherwise you set yourself up for failure. This realization is a true breakthrough for you and a really positive step in the right direction. Congratulations!

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