100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 118,774

Making a commitment to my future

Thursday, December 05, 2013

I have to admit, I was really diligent and focused for a while and managed to lose 35 lbs over the course of several months. I was proud of myself, I had worked hard for it! Then life got crazy busy- I bought a house, started panning my wedding and yet I still managed to maintain my weight for a few months. The past few months the weight has started to creep back up and I have gained about 7 lbs back :-(. My work schedule is/was about 10 hours a day unless it's game day- then it's more. I had let myself make excuses because I was busy.

I realize that I am always going to be busy - this is my normal life!! If I want a future in which I am healthy, I need to incorporate healthy habits into my normal, super busy schedule! I don't want to play the yo-yo of losing in the summer and gaining in the winter. I want to reach a healthy weight ( which means a lot more hard work in the beginning) and then maintain a consistent weight!

I officially have 177 days until my wedding, which means I have about 130 days until dress fittings. I want to leave for my honeymoon and feel confident on the beach in a bathing suit.

This means no more excusing eating crap because I am too busy to cook. If I plan ahead and put in time on the weekends, cooking healthy should be simple and easy! This also means no more making excuses for not exercising! I have a gym membership, exercise videos and internet access - I should be able to make something work.

I just have to remember that when I get to the maintenance phase in 6-9 months (which really isn't THAT long) there will be more room for treats. As long as I continue to workout, the occasional indulgence will not harm me. Don't get me wrong, during the next 6-9 months I absolutely expect to have treats, it's just that once I get to the maintenance phase they can be a it bigger and a bit more often :-)
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    emoticon emoticon
    1627 days ago
    You can do it! I've decided to look at it not as losing for the wedding, but as starting off our marriage as the best version of myself I can be, so I don't subconsciously give myself permission to regain the wait after the wedding! Good luck to you!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1627 days ago
  • KEELIE21
    Nailed it!! I spent the last, almost year telling myself that when things calmed down i would put more effort in. But there will ALWAYS be stuff going on. You are so right.
    I want so badly to have working out be like brushing my teeth ya know ya just DO it without thinking! Gotta just stop making excuses, you're ready I know it Tiff!!
    1627 days ago
    Oh man, can I relate to the losing in the summer only to regain once the cold sets in! :( Sounds like you've got your head on straight about this though, you can get those priorities in line and make it happen!
    1627 days ago
  • DELIA38961
    you got this ...look how far you have already come emoticon btw : im so glad we are on the transformation team together emoticon
    1627 days ago
    everyone slacks a little now and then but you've got this girl! I have about `160 days till my wedding so my promise to myself is to get exercise everyday until then (and after too!)
    1627 days ago
  • MOMMY445
    you can do this! you will succeed and reach the goals you have set for yourself! i believe in you! have a fabulous day!
    1627 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.

More Blogs by TIFFA409