|Taken July 1, 2012 at my highest ever weight: 212.1 lbs.|
My plan was to take baby steps to a healthier me, with sustainable changes I could live with. I'm not going to lose a ton of weight just to gain it back after the loss is complete. I've done fairly well. There have been hiccups along the way. All self-control went out the window when I decided to indulge on Halloween 2012 and now (March 2013) I'm still trying to get back on track. But I'm getting better. Food is my problem. I just need to remember what I was doing when I was successful before and keep working and moving forward.
|Taken March 22, 2013 at about 184 lbs ( I didn't weigh that day). The picture was taken not for weight loss progress, but to see if I can get away with wearing those pants. There's some great muffin top going on under that shirt.|
Those are my affirmations. It's been encouraging to see the progress my body has made, and not just from the standpoint of pounds and measurements. I've run three 5k races and felt my body give juuuuust a little bit more when I thought it would give out. The human body is an amazing gift. Now if I can just get back to giving it the best fuel possible I'll be able to watch the extra pounds it's carrying melt away.
As the weather warms up it would be fun to do some kind of fitness challenge. Something that celebrates improvement more than the movement of a scale
. I'll have to think on it. It would certainly motivate me!