From as far back as I can remember I have been overweight and have attempted one diet after another to try to become that skinny girl I always dreamed of being. I'm starting this blog in hopes of using this as my motivational tool to finally change my lifestyle and get healthy. Feel free to cheer me on, give me advice or criticize me if need be. I'm way tougher on myself than anyone else can be on me.
I accepted a challenge today from a girl I work with. She has been attempting to lose weight for alittle longer then I have and so far she has lost 22 lbs. I was explaining to her how I'm going about losing weight and she was explaining to me what she was doing. Out of the blue she popped the question.....how about a weight loss challenge? At first I wasn't sure because I'm trying to take a more laid back approach to my weight loss this time and not put so much pressure on myself to be perfect. She told me to just think about it and let her know. Well I thought about and decided why not? We agreed there should be a prize at the end but we weren't sure what. I suggested a gift card of the winners choosing but what amount?....we both agreed on $25.00. The only terms to our challenge is that it runs from November 1st to January 1st and the person who loses the most weight wins. Luckily we are only 9 lbs different in weight so we don't have to worry about figuring percentages or anything like that.....just plain and simple.....pounds lost. I'm so excited about having this new motivation to keep me going and trying harder. So what do you think?.....do challenges motivate you more or stress you out to the point of giving up? Should we weigh in each week or wait until the end and weigh in? I see benefits from both ways .....not knowing how much she has lost will push me to work harder and eat better, but knowing she has lost more could make me give up. We have decided to wait until the end.....so I guess we will find out in two months. Let the challenge begin!
Sorry for the sideway picture, I forgot to rotate it before I uploaded it. I've lost 4.4 lbs since last week for a total of 19.2 lbs in 4 weeks. I only hope that this weight loss continues at this pace.
I decided to do this post because I often wonder at what point in my weight loss will people stop seeing my weight and start seeing my beauty. I know everyone has their idea of what beauty is so I wanted to ask my fellow bloggers what they thought. I searched the web and found pictures of models at different weights. I'm not asking you to be judgemental of the models I just want to know what you see as beautiful. I've labeled each picture with the search I did online to find them.
Too Skinny Model
Plus Size Model
Just so you know what I think I would be happy being any of these except the first one, its just alittle to skinny to me.