Well, I did it again!
I managed to maintain my weight for another week.
Last week: 243.25 lbs
This week: 243.25 lbs
I'm glad it didn't go up, but it just goes to prove to myself that I didn't work very hard.
I had set myself 2 goals for the week. One was to continue with 10,000 steps and the other was to log my food.
I logged my food every day, both good and bad.
As for the steps....I fell short of my goal for about 3 days last week, but I did have a sore stiff neck all weekend and could barely move. It's slightly improved but I still can't turn my head very far to the right.
I am going to just continue on with the goals and eat a few less ice cream bars as well.
This week, I have been reading the blogs I follow and there was a theme with a couple of them. Basically it was about accepting yourself for who you are and appreciating how hard you have worked to get where you are.
Samantha's over at 24 to 30 and Ashley's over at Picking Up The Pieces. These are a few of the blogs I read religiously and both women have come so far in their journey and inspire me to keep going on the days when I think I can't.
They talked about compliments and having "fat days". I know I certainly have days where I feel better then others and still don't know how to take a compliment from someone about the weight I have lost. I usually mutter something along the lines of "oh thanks"
What I really should say is "Thanks, it's been a lot of hard work, but I am focused and proud of what I have accomplished!"
At the doctor's today, the nurse saw me and said I looked fabulous. I said thanks, but inside, I was thinking...yah well, I have not really been working as hard as I should and that she has only met me about 3 times, she probably doesn't really remember what I looked like.
But here's the truth...while I have not lost a lot this year, I have lost just over 30 pounds. Not just lost that amount, but have kept it off. There is something to be said about that.
To put things in perspective for both my readers and myself, this time last year the scale read:
261.75 lbs (July 10, 2013)
243.25 lbs (July 9, 2013)
Loss of 18.5 lbs.
That's not a small amount. Not only that, but I did it through hard work. I didn't have surgery, use weight loss wraps, replacement shakes, diet drugs or any fad diet on the market. I don't have a personal trainer or gym membership. I simply ate less and moved more. It's not easy and it's not fun, but at the end of this journey when someone asked my secrets, I can tell them to get off the couch and believe in themselves. Shelf the idea of finding some magic tool to help....you are that magic tool!
Until next time,
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