10,000-14,999 SparkPoints 10,822

I feel like more of a slug than even a turtle

Friday, June 07, 2013

It has taken me over 5 years to get close to my goal weight. Last year was the best of all that time. I've lost 29 lbs. since Jan. 2012. Don't get me wrong. I really love where I am today. I love being amazed at what size I fit into. I just wished it could come faster than this.

In the past year I have really changed my eating habits and I'm able to do a lot of things that I could do when I was younger. I actually threw away Oreos and Reese's pieces that my co-parent gave our DD (with her blessings as she would prefer fruit and yogurt to junk food ... I must be doing something right with her. I wish it was that easy for me). I had to throw it away because if it's in the house, I will eat it.

I've learned that I'm an emotional eater. So, I've started to meditate when I start to feel stressed.

I've also figured out what I love to do (ZUMBA!!!). So getting in exercise is pretty easy for me to go for. I love to take walks on nice days during my lunch break and be able to do so with DD.

I get frustrated with how easy my body can and will pack on pounds if I even slack for 1 week. I have to commit to exercise every week. Move as much as possible. Because that's what my body really loves.

I'm terrified of going back because I like fitting into a size 6 right now and I don't like the idea of going back to a 14 or 16. I know that only 5-10% of people who get to their goal weight stay within 5 lbs. of their goal weight. But I also don't want to go back to eating things that now make me sick to my stomach (so I know I won't). And I need to move now rather than having to move.

If slow and steady really does win the race ... then I'm one lucky gal! :)
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Slow and steady does win the race! I'm in the same boat that you are. When I eat junk, my body hates me, but sometimes I still want to do it anyways. Celebrate the things that are going right!
    1839 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.