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.
My starting weight last Saturday was 268 lbs and now a week later I'm down to 262.2 for a loss of 5.8 lbs. I actually began my diet 2 weeks ago and the first week I lost 7 lbs but I hadn't started back blogging yet. So for two weeks I have a total loss of 12.8 lbs. Yay me.
Hi there I know I haven't been posting much so I just wanted to let everyone know I'm still around. I've just been focusing on not overeating. I'm not following a certain diet plan I'm just controlling my portion sizes and how many times I eat a day. If I want something sweet I have it I just eat a very small portion. Three more days until I weigh in and so far the scale is showing a loss. I'm just praying I can keep up this momentum.
Hi there fellow bloggers, I can't believe its been almost 2 years since I posted last. So much has changed since then but the one thing that hasn't changed is my weight. I've fluctuated up and down about 20 pounds but then my motivation and determination fade away. I really don't know what will make this time any different but its something that I have to do. Losing weight use to be about being skinny but as I've gotten older its more about getting healthy and taking better care of my body. The aches and pains that come with the extra weight have opened my eyes to what I'm doing to myself. I'm so glad that I've made the decision to resume my blogging. I've missed the support and motivation from other bloggers and I hope that following my journey can inspire others that they can do it to.