How I lost 95lbs.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Down 95lbs...almost at 100. Once the number of lbs I have lost started getting impressive to other people. They all have the same question how did you do it?

The Answer is the same thing they have been telling everyone that has been trying to lose weight for years. EXERCISE AND DIET!!

It's amazing that the answer is so simple but believe me it is. Of course the only other thing that is involved is determination and will power. How bad do you want it?

There are weeks were I'm in the grove and working the program. Which consists of getting at least thirty minutes of exercise every other day and eating Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Plus two to three snacks.

Yep that's how I lost 95lbs! Depending on how much self control I had with food and getting myself to the gym determines how much weight I have lost every week.

I have an addiction it's called FOOD. I'm never going to be able to get rid of it therefore it has to be a lifestyle change and try not to beat myself up when the food wins. To move forward is a hard thing to do.

But that's the secret I have come to realize. Everyone that has been overweight has an addictive personality. Maybe it's the society we live in or maybe it's just the fact that we are human. We have one life to live and sometimes we over-indulge because of it.

I still easily have another 100lbs to go before I even see close to a healthy BMI. I try and break the goals down that way it doesn't seem like so much at once. Of course that can be difficult. It's hard to stop myself from looking at the end picture.

I'm so one of those people that want instant gratification. I wish there was a wand to wave but sadly I don't have a fairy god-mother that can take the weight off overnight.

All I can do is try...keep going and working out and trying to eat healthy. The weight will come off it might be something I struggle with for the rest of my life but it can be managed.

I guess that's what they mean by a lifestyle change. I'm never going to be one of those people that can eat what they want and not gain a single pound. It's up to me to keep the balance in my life and on the scale.

Be happy with yourself in the moment. You are doing it one small step at a time. These are the things I chant in my head on a daily basis.

Plus when I get on the scale I chant in my head "Light as a feather stiff as a board". For some reason those crazy words work for me!! :-)
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    Well done!!!
    2155 days ago
    emoticon You are amazing!!
    2169 days ago
  • SHELLE13
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    That's awesome! I love your honesty and the fact that this was all just hard work, when it comes down to it! Thank you for sharing and I have no doubt you will reach all the goals (weight related or not) you set out for yourself!
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    2169 days ago
  • KENDAL0525
    Awesome! Congrats on all your achievements thus far. You should be incredibly proud of yourself!
    2169 days ago
  • KK10TM
    Congrats! Thanks for sharing. Such a motivation.
    2170 days ago
    I love how honest and from the heart your blog is, thank you so much for sharing your experiences!
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  • HEIDIC75
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  • JEN62113
    Hi Christina,

    I'm new here but I wanted to take a moment and tell you CONGRATULATIONS!
    You have already done such amazing work and your continuous drive is inspiring to me!

    It's so hard to take it day by day and not get overwhelmed by the "big picture", but slow and steady wins the race!

    Great job and I look forward to reading more of your blogs! emoticon
    2170 days ago
    I relate to you 100000bazillion%!!! It's great to know I am not the only one who struggles with these ups and downs and slumps!

    You have given me a boost of energy this morning DGOTD emoticon
    2170 days ago
    Your so right Christina! Just keep moving forward and never look back.


    P.S. I thought I was the only one that chanted light as a feather stiff as a board when I get on the scale, lol
    2170 days ago
  • PUGLOVER1999
    CONGRATULATIONS and thanks for sharing! You are so right about how to do it. It encourages me to know other people have bad days / weeks, but ultimately succeed by keeping on keeping on!

    Also, the big question, HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? emoticon

    More wanting-it days than not caring days .... emoticon

    PS: emoticon DONE GIRL OF THE DAY!
    2170 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/16/2012 10:57:10 AM
    You are so right! There is an addiction to food and it is a very hard one to overcome. You don't require alcohol or cigarettes to survive but you do require food. You are doing an awesome job! Keep up the hard work!!! emoticon
    2171 days ago
    Congratulations on your accomplishments. Wow almost 100 lbs down. Keep up the great work. Wishing you success in all your goals.
    2171 days ago
    Congratulations on all that you have accomplished! Your loss so far is impressive, but I'm especially impressed by the wisdom you have gained! I hope your will power rubs off if I hang around you a bit? ;) emoticon
    2171 days ago
  • AMBER281
    Congrats on how far you have come!!!
    I know you will be successful at whatever you do!
    2171 days ago
    Congratulations on how far you've come. I know people ask me how I lost weight and always seem so disppointed when I tell them changing my eating habits and exercise. They want a magic answer instead of the truth. Way to go on your success!
    2171 days ago
  • KROLES55
    Christina, I am so happy for you. I am glad that things are clicking for you in both areas of exercise & diet. Keep moving forward.
    2171 days ago
  • NEWMOM20121
    Congratulation (sorry I am a little late to the party).
    What you said about a food addiction is so true. I have told others that I am addicted to food. When things are going well I can control this addiction, however it is something I will always have and need to keep an eye on.
    Well done on getting healthier. You have done an amazing job.
    2172 days ago
    So inspiring! Great job and I will be seeing you at goal soon!
    2174 days ago
    Great job Christina, you have done a great job. What a simple concept, but yet so hard to master. You have done that and I am so proud of you.
    2175 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    Love this blog! It really is about food & moving the body & chanting positive thoughts. Congrats on how far you've already come.
    2175 days ago
    WOOHOO!! I too am close to that magical 100lb mark. You are AWESOME Christina!
    2175 days ago
    You are AMAZING, congratulations on being at almost 100 lbs. down, I am so proud of you!!!
    2175 days ago
    You have done amazing! It is true that it is as simple as diet and exercise. I am definitely going to steal your chant for when I step on the scale! Keep it up and congrats with your success so far!
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    2175 days ago
    You are an inspiration to me in more ways than you know! I am happy for you...because it is not easy to show up every day and make the right choices....it can be really hard work...but you have shown that it is worth doing!!!! Happy Happy Happy Hugs to you! Take loads of pictures....you won't believe how far you've come til you can look back and see where you came from!

    I believe in you and am happy to see your success unfolding!
    2175 days ago
    I always have to laugh at the disappointed looks on people faces when they find out the "secret" is eating healthy and exercise.
    Congratulations on all your success, you are going to continue and succeed with that attitude!!!!
    2175 days ago
    congrats on your huge accomplishment!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2175 days ago
  • SHAR8676

    It is so important to take time and acknowledge your success and what you have done. I love the fact that you admit that it is diet and exercise, and take the realistic approach that you may not always follow, but you get right back on track.

    It is very important to breakd down your goal as well. You can't stay focused on the end, because then you loose sight of the gifts and treasures you find within the journey.

    So happy for you!!! Your doing amazing!!
    2175 days ago
  • KENIKE08
    You have done GREAT so far. I hope you do well with the rest of the weight loss.
    2175 days ago
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