Getting Back on Track

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I’ve missed blogging this past 6 weeks! Where have I been? Where did I go? Have I been sticking to any types of working out or eating right?? No worries, I’ll tell you all about my little hiatus right NOW!

So my last post, I let you know that for my birthday, I was giving up worrying about my weight and saying bump it all! I’ve majorly enjoyed doing that lol. I didn’t go to the gym and I definitely didn’t meal prep. I didn’t stress about my calorie intake or anything related to MyFitnessPal or Fitbit. I also had some new responsibilities at home that took up some of my time so I wasn’t focused on not being at Zumba or the gym. It’s been a busy time with a new baby in the house as well. He’s such a little angel! So to keep a short story short, hiatus was necessary for me. Honestly, I was super stressed and not really losing the amount of weight that I wanted to anyway. So this has been a good time to refocus on what I want for real. What has me on fire to get back on track the most though?? A friend of mine suggested that I get the gastric sleeve. Let me preface this to say that there is nothing wrong with bariatric surgery at all! It is a tool for many people to achieve weight loss while also curing medical issues they may be dealing with. I’ve watched enough documentaries to know that there is also work to be done post surgery. So it’s not in any way an easy process to go through. I thought about getting a lap band a few years ago and this same friend was adamant that I didn’t need to do that. I’ve talked to my close family about it and they’ve even said that I didn’t need to go the surgical route. So I’ve moved away from that idea completely at this point. So to have this friend say that, kinda hurt my feelings a bit I can’t lie. How easily it was thrown into our convo made me feel like she didn’t believe that I could lose weight on my own. Again, there’s nothing wrong with the lap-band, gastric sleeve or bypass. I don’t feel that I personally need to take that particular route though. I would feel like I gave up on myself a little bit simply because I know I haven’t given this my best yet. I know that I have been inconsistent with my weight loss, but that’s completely due to my lack of dedication. I can lose weight, I’ve seen that for myself. I did it before so I know I can do it again. I have to quit being a quitter, point blank period. I have to stop getting discouraged when I don’t see the results as quickly as I think I should. So, right now, my focus has to be all about pushing past my insecurities and keep freaking going. I’ve been on this journey for a long time and haven’t reached my goal yet. That sucks in essence, but the good thing is that I have this chance right now to fix it.

 

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This is my life and I have the ability to take control of it. I have allowed food to control me. Remember that emotional eating thing? It is very real and I’m going to master it. YES I SAID MASTER IT! I will not allow my emotions to lead my food choices. How though? I truly don’t know lol! I’m willing to sit on my hands at this point though. I’m going to take this thing one day at a time that’s for sure. I don’t want to look to the end result. That’s too hard and that’s overwhelming. I’m looking at today’s goals and what I want the result to be. Today’s goals are to leave sodas alone and meet my water intake. Meal prep for the Mon-Weds all of my meals. Get my water together for the week so it’s easily available. These are doable things and will make my week easier. I’ve got to make this foolproof so I don’t go making bad decisions. I’ve got to get back serious about my journey this time so I don’t have to start over again in a few months. I just have to keep going no matter what. I’ve allowed so many things to get me off track over time. I want to see what true weight loss looks like. I want to know what achievement feels like for me again. I’m not ready to throw in the towel and resign on this journey. I took a break but that’s over. I’m back in the saddle and ready to blaze forward. It is not impossible to win, but it just takes some dedication and focus. I am ready to have that “OMG I DID IT” moment when I get to one of my major goals. So I’m ready to push myself and get to where I want to be. You can do it too. If you fell off of your wagon, it’s time to get back on. Sometimes we just need the right fire lit. I can do it. I will do it and I will not fail. I’m glad to have another chance to get it together. I woke up today with a renewed sense of self. Day 1 (again). No worries though because I believe in myself. I have faith that I can stop overeating. I have faith that I can stop eating a ton of the wrong things. I know I can. I know I will.

Starting (over) weight: 300.2 LBS

 

Image result for goals gifGoals This Week:

  • Stay Hydrated!! Drink at least 100oz. of water each day.
  • Eat pre-cooked meals and avoid the drive thru!
  • Use MyFitnessPal each day to track my calorie intake and stay under my calorie limit.
  • Work out at least 3 days this week for at least 30 minutes!
  • Hit my 8000 step goal each day.

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Weekly Weigh In

Great Morning to you!! 🌞🌞🌞

I know, I know… I missed last week’s weigh in. I did it but didn’t post. I actually hopped on the scale twice last week to see what was going on. The first time, it said 299.6 and I was livid! I mean come on! I was putting in work and eating ok so I shouldn’t have gained 2 whole freaking pounds right?!?! So I waited an hour and got back on. Sight of relief! It as cruelly the same as last week. No weight gained or lost. I could deal with that much better than gaining. So this week, I got right on up and went to see what my sacrifices got me this week. You ready?

CW: 294.7πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ

I was both very happy to see that number and another feeling that I can’t put into words really. I’ll blog a little later on to dig deeper into that. Excited nonetheless. The closer I get to being out of the 290s, the better I feel with each workout, each meal prepped. So this weigh in was a good one.

What did I change this week?

I tried intermittent fasting for a few days this week. If you’ve never read of it, go visit Lean Gains to get more information or just google it and you’ll get all of the insight you need. Just to break it down really quickly, you only eat between certain times and fast the rest of the day and night. For 3 days, I only ate between 11AM and 8PM. It was okay for me, but I don’t know that this will be an everyday thing I do. I’m honestly just trying anything to see what really works for me. Honestly, this week wasn’t any different from last week other than I didn’t give in to as many crazy food cravings.

What will I do this week?

Stay active, maybe try a new class somewhere. I’ve been wanting to try kickboxing. Stop stressing over the scale and start being happy with the progress I am making. Keep eating home cooked meals and bypass the drive through COMPLETELY! Remember why I started and that I can do it.

How are your weight loss goals going? I’d love to hear from you, drop a comment or reach out to me!

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Weekly Weigh In

Drum Roll Please…

CW:297.6

πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž NO LOSS! The first time I weighed this morning, the scale said I’d gained 2 pounds and I knew that couldn’t be right. I waited a little while and hopped back on. So I didn’t lose any weight this week but I didn’t gain any weight either. So it’s not all bad. I know where I went wrong this week and it was all DIET! You can’t lose weight if you eat poorly, lesson learned for real this time I swear! So right this minute I’m configuring a new plan for this week in order to make sure I take care of my diet. I went to Sprouts and got a ton if veggies for juicing. I’ve got my cabbage and kale soup on the stove simmering now. Plenty of nuts and low calorie snacks are at hand as well. Eggs and my new favorite gingerbread oatmeal are ready for breakfast too. I’m prepared and ready to get back on track. Only 30 days until my 30th!! I want to be out of these 290s by my bday. I can do it, just gotta stay focused. Not a great week but not a terrible week either. New week, new focusπŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾

#allthatiam #goaldigger

Weekly Weigh In

Hey loves πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

I hope that everyone reading is having a fabulous weekend. It’s a beautiful day in Nashville and I’m so glad I’ve felt the wind blowing through my fingers. Ahhh, the joy of 60Β° weatherπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

I’m doing the #fbfchallenge this year and have to weigh in each week. I figured I would share the progress here as well. That’s what this blog is all about anyways! So drumroll please…

Starting weight: 298.5 1-14-18

Current weight: 297.6 1-21-18

So not quite a full pound but I’m happy about it. All poundage lost is a beautiful thing! Can I do better? Yes I can. But my happiest thought is that I didn’t remain the same weight and I didn’t gain any weight. That’s truly all that matters. That pound took 4 days of working out and food journaling. I had more sodium than I should have, but I won’t make that mistake again this week. I have a plan. I will work my plan. I will succeed. What are your plans this week? If you don’t have any. Make some and execute them like the BOSS you are!

#allthatiam #weightlossfun #wegotthis

Goal Setting:: Part Deux

Welcome to a brand new month, a brand new year! I’m 9 days late, don’t judge me!! Now that you’ve had a few days to get adjusted, I’m sure we’ve all made a few resolutions for this new year that we’re oh so ready to stick to, right?!?! I know I did and I am. Remember when I started this blog to chronicle my weight loss journey? I haven’t done the best job of that, but oh baby, that’s about to change! It hasn’t been easy to stay motivated because the progress hasn’t been exactly what I wanted it to be. The problem with that mindset is that I can’t only be motivated when things are looking good. I have to take those bad days or bad weeks and turn them around. Our motivation can’t leave just because the scale isn’t moving. Some weeks, it won’t truly. That doesn’t mean we give up and find the nearest Krispy Kreme hot light. (I’m guilty of it though. Lemon filled is so hard to pass up.) However, the best part is that there has been progress and I know what to do now! #lessonlearned

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Happy New Year…

Like yourself.

Love yourself.

Be light.

Be blessed.

Take care of yourself more.

Worry about opinions less.

Do this for you.

Don’t compete with anyone even if they are silently competing with you.

Run your race.

Stay the course.

It will get tough, but it will be worth it.

You may doubt yourself, but keep pushing anyway.

2018…here we come! 

#allthatiam #letstakeitupanotch #changeyourmindchangeyourlife