The Ups and Downs of my Weight-loss Journey
Monday, August 19, 2013
I wish that I could tell you that it has all been Ups and no Downs, but if I did I would be lying! Of course there has been more Ups since I am DOWN overall. But I have been up and down with my weight my whole life. Weight-loss is my life, and I am hoping to change that this time.
I have tried many diets and then realized I need to figure out a healthy lifestyle change and stick with it. I think that I am fairly close, if not there. I may have to tweak it a bit here and there, but I really feel my current food plan of clean eating is the best for me.
I have also struggled with social events, such as parties, camping or just hanging out with friends. To me it’s not about the people, it’s about the food. This I believe is and always will be my downfall. I am hoping to get to a place where I feel comfortable with my body and can go to these events and splurge a little without feeling bad about it. Because there always has to be a balance, and I don’t want to have to deprive myself my whole life to keep my weight down.
Exercise is not something I jump up and down about, but I have been able to keep it in my routine for the most part. I have had lapses where I fall off the exercise wagon. But I always manage to get back on it. Strength training is something I need to work on…it is a difficult challenge for me to do it. I am all about the cardio! But I know the strength training is my key.
If I can use the knowledge that I have accumulated over the past few months, and use the experiences that I have had, both good and bad, to my advantage, I believe that there will be minimal downs and so many more ups in my future. Although, in this case…I hope I am only down from now on (with my weight that is!)!