Saturday, November 5, 2011

Slow going

I did not imagine that this weight loss journey would take me so dang long. In May I will be approaching the two year mark. I keep telling myself that it took fifteen years and five babies to put on all this weight, so certainly taking two years to loose it all isn't too unreasonable.....right????

I am back to feeling frustrated with how slow I'm taking the weight off. I looked back to what I weighed at the end of February (that was nine months ago) and since then I have lost about 37 pounds. If you divide that into nine months then I have lost approximately 3.7 pounds per month. According to what I have "heard," that's a healthy weight loss. After I calculated those numbers I did feel better about myself.

So here is the big news!!!! I actually broke the two hundred mark and got down to this....

But then a few days later after making some bad food choices I went up to this...
And then after some more hard work I started going back down to this.....And as of today I sit at about this weight....There are days that my weight goes up or down by a whole two to two and a half pounds. Its very frustrating and here is how I feel about that.....
This is hard work. I'm not exercising anymore. My life has changed and I seem so much more consumed with other things that I don't take time to exercise. I really really do want to change that. I know that it would help me feel better about myself and the weight would come off easier. I know I am still loosing but It doesn't seem the same. I need motivation...I need new jeans because mine are to big again(so random)....I need a fresh start. Any ideas??????

I only have fifty pounds to go. It seems so silly seeing as how I already lost the first 119..but now I find myself looking for quick fixes. I have not tried anything but I see commercials for "slimquick" and other things and I wonder if they would work or If I would just be wasting my money. I know what I am doing is working but I'm just needing a new perspective. Maybe you all could help me?

5 comments:

Shana said...

Hi Rebekah! You're doing great! I was wondering if I could email you? Or maybe you could email me if you don't want to post your email out here. You can check with "Other Rebekah", I'm not a crazy person! But I wanted to share with you something that I've seen work, pictures and all. That would be a lot easier to do in an email.

shana(dot)cormier@yahoo(dot)com

All My Monkeys said...

Can I just say the my favorite part about seeing your "scale" pics is looking at what socks you're wearing. :D lol

Why are you not more excited about needing new jeans cuz yours are TOO BIG!?!?! I would kill for that right now. Just sayin'.

Don't fall for the quick fix. It's for suckers. And you're not a sucker. ;)

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

You have lost an amazing amount of weight this year! I have only lost about 11 lbs! Absolutely terrible. I really hit a wall this year. Keep it up, you're doing great! And doing it the natural way is the way to go.

don'teatdogs said...

You are doing awesome!! The quick fixes are appealing but we all know they don't work. Or, they may work but, as well as a quick fix, it is just a temporary one. It took me a really long time, even though I heard it over and over, to accept the fact that we just have to change the way we live. No diets, no plans, etc. It just has to be who we are and how we live. You hang in there!! You know that girl is in there because she got you to the point you are at now. Just go in and find her, she'll show you the way. :)

Melrose said...

My husband has tried EVERY single quick fix out there, vitamin, pill, shake, etc. The only thing that has worked is calorie counting, replacing a meal a day with a salad (even one with cheese and pepperoni added to it!) (keeps things moving through) several days a week and exercise.

Perhaps you can use the season of Advent to dedicate yourself to losing more weight as a way of showing thankfulness to the Lord for all He has given you in your healthy body and soul :)