BLC 20 - Mid Slump

Monday, October 22, 2012

For this I really wanted to show myself how bad its gotten over the past 3 years with my weight. So I decided to do a pictoral recap for myself. This first picture was taken in April 2009. I was about 180 lbs. I knew I needed to lose weight but was "OK" with myself at that point where I was. Problems with my ex started to get bad and turned to emotional eating and pure lazyness. 4 months later, my sisters wedding......cried when I couldn't fit into anything off the rack.....had to buy a size 18 dress (and had to squeeze into it!)......was very depressed at myself. Found out ex was cheating on me.....stopped caring. about 190 lbs. Stopped taking pictures. Best friend died the next year in May.....more depressed. This last picture was taken in May of this year. Should have used this as my before picture......I was at about 210 lbs. This was about a month and a half before I started my weight loss journey.

I have now lost almost 15 lbs. I feel better about myself and want to continue the journey. I'm changing my goals.

1) Hit 10,000 steps EVERYDAY (even if I have to pace my house). I purchased a pedometer today to help. ****I realized after bowling last night that I need to adjust this or I will get down on myself......so I'm going to edit this to everyday BUT Wed. & Thur (I bowl those nights and get plenty of excercise and have no time to get in the extra steps)****

2) Drink 8 glasses of water EVERYDAY - even weekends.

3) start doing some type of ab exercise 3 times a week

I have joined a challange with WW to lose 40 lbs by July 3rd. I started this challenge a couple weeks ago....so my goal is to lose 1.02 lbs a week. If I stick to my goals this should be very doable. That will bring me down to 158.8.....that is about what I weighed in 2003 when I married my ex husband. That will put me at 20 lbs from my ultimate goal weight.

If I stay at that goal by the end of BLC 20 I should be at 189.4.....this is about 5 lbs heavier than my original goal.
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    WOW! I'm so proud of you for posting these pictures! And for taking control of YOUR LIFE!!! Life throws us fast balls for sure (and it broke my heart that you lost your best friend, my heart goes out to you) but truly you are SWINGING!!! Good for you! Keep pushing, keep going!

    From a Ranger, but had to check out your blog, since I was stalking the Mustang's page anyways! :)
    2962 days ago
    Great blog. It's great to see where you've been and even what contributed to getting there. I wish you well on your journey to the new you. I just know emoticon
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    Great work on losing 15 pounds! Sounds like you will have no trouble reaching your goal! :)
    2962 days ago
    Dawn, how empowering it must be for you to track your weight gain history, with all of its painful moments--especially now that you are recommitted to your fat loss journey! I hope you are VERY proud of yourself.

    15 lbs already, and two new tools to help you along the way! I know many people who have found themselves inspired by their pedometers to put in that extra mile. And you're absolutely right--dropping just a hint over a pound each week is a perfectly obtainable goal! You're going to really enjoy the summer of 2013!
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