8 Week Reflection

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Wow, it has been an amazing 8 weeks. When I look back at the funk I feel into last fall and gain back 48.8 lbs, it makes me sad that I allowed myself to do that. But I was in a bad place with a lot going on. To keep parts of my life going, I could no longer think about me. I lost the desire to exercise, all I wanted to junk food, I lost the desire to make time to pack lunches, and made no time for me at all.

I decided at the begining of the year to try to turn things around. That worked for about two weeks. Then work went crazy and I didn't have time to go to the gym for lunch. Then my Spring semester started and a lot started happening at home. And then work went even crazier. It was just nuts Jan, Feb, and March. Towards the end of March things started to turn around a bit.

At the beginning of April I was finally able to start taking lunches at work again and was getting this at school and home back under control. I started working out during lunch again, had to train for the 5K I had coming up on 4/13. But I was still eating like crap, so still wasn't losing anything.

Then on 4/13 something happened, I don't know what it was. Things in my brain just clicked. I stopped craving junk food, I stopped overeating, I stopped running to food when things got stressfull. I started packing my lunches and snacks for the work week again. I started going down to the gym during lunch everyday. And the weight just started falling off. Things started to click :o)

Here I am now, 8 weeks form that 5K. I am finally starting to see the change in my body. I have heard that it takes 8 weeks for you to see it and 12 for the rest of the world. Well the 8 weeks for me is true. My cloths are starting to fit a little different finally. And I have lost an amazing 15.4 lbs in that 8 weeks!! I am almost 1/3 of the way to my goal.

It still bothers me that I let it get this bad. And that I still can't fit into any of my cloths. Tired of wearing the few things I have. But it will come. If i just keep working at it, I will get there. I set a goal to get to 160 by 4th of July. I am only 3.4 lbs away. I am sure I will beat that time frame.

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    2144 days ago
    Your blog was really inspiring to read. I too had that click moment where I realized that I had thought I was being extra kind to myself by indulging but I was really just loading myself up with excess weight that damaged my health.

    Don't worry, the clothes will fit better soon!
    2144 days ago
    You had yourself a emoticon weeks I know the next 8 weeks will be just as emoticon for you
    2145 days ago
    Here's to celebrating the last 8 weeks AND to another amazing 8 weeks!
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