2015 Back to Square One

Saturday, January 03, 2015

4 years ago I hit 199 pounds and shortly after that is when I started my photography business...I put 42 pounds back on since then. It hasn't happened overnight and I don't expect to lose it overnight either.

Not only have I gained all that weight back, I've also gained other ailments. High Blood Pressure, Constant chaffing and embarrassing issues, snoring due to a thicker neck, constantly looking like I'm 4 months pregnant because my last 15 pounds have been in my stomach. The list goes on and on...

My 1 month plan is to exercise 6 days a week for 30 minutes. At this point it could be walking, light aerobics, basic moves until I can get some strength and endurance back. Slowly eliminate carbs and cut sweets down to 2 days a week instead of 2 per day. :[

My 6 month plan is to drop 30 pounds by my birthday. I'll be 38 by then. Incorporate strength training 3 days a week. Really, I don't care what my weight is, I just want to comfortably fit into a size 12. To me, that is a size that I could walk into any store and find something STYLISH.

I miss stylish clothes so much. Wearing a size 1x or 2x automatically puts you into the "ugly tent clothes" category. emoticon

Ultimately, I know that gaining my energy back and feeling more confident in my clothing will spill over into my professional life & my marriage. I sometimes have to be in front of a lot of people to do sports action photos and instead of focusing on what I'm supposed to be photographing, I'm worried about what people think of all the weight I've gained. emoticon

Success in business for me means abandoning everything else in my life. That cannot happen anymore. Why lose my health for the praises of my customers? My family needs me to be healthy, organized and loving, not stressed, unhealthy and frazzled all the time. emoticon

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    I completely get you...sounds exactly like my story! although you are doing something about your story and I am not! u inspire me! Thank you!
    1630 days ago
    Thanks SELFCARENOW for the vote of confidence.
    1685 days ago
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    You will do it! My mantra this year is also to take care of myself because it will make everything else easier! Go to it!
    1686 days ago
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