Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weight Loss

Since November I have lost 25lbs.  I had it gone by January and thought I would be well on my way to the 130 lbs. I wanted to be by now.  I have not lost anything since January!  I started working out to kick it into gear and still have been bouncing back and forth with the same three pounds.  I realized that I quit eating as clean when I started working out.  I began to have "cheat meals" all weekend and some during the week.  Because I was working out I was not gaining though.  But, there is nothing like bathing suit shopping to give you the reality check you need to jump back on the diet bandwagon.  With each child I would lose back to my start weight and get pregnant again before I could go further.  So, now that we are done having kids I am more determined to get to the weight I want to be.  My new goal is to lose these last 20 lbs. by the end of July.  I wanted to show the progress that I have seen to motivate me into not eating the cheese stick that is my fridge calling me name or the Whataburger I am tempted to have my husband bring home for me tonight at midnight.  Here is the picture that started my weight loss journey.  I bought this dress last summer and it was big.  Then by the time the wedding came in the fall it barely zipped up! I had to squeeze into my Spanks and hope that the back fat was not hanging over too badly.  After I saw these pictures I drew the line in the sand a went on a diet.

I am so excited because the ones of me today I did not have to wear the spanks and I my stomach still looks smaller.  I am so excited and motivated to finish the last 20 lbs.

This picture is one of my favorites of my friends and I.  But I don't even recognize my face in it.  Look at my sister in law at the far left and her awesome back and arms.  My motivation was that I wanted to look like that! She has worked hard and lost over 20 lbs. too in the last year.  I thought if she can do it and look this good then why can't I.  This picture was also from November.   The other  picture  is one of me and my husband taken last month.  The red shirt was one that has been hanging in my closet for over a year and I could not bring myself to wear it in public.  It is comparing these two pictures of my  face I see that eating better is worth it! I can't wait to post before and after pictures in July when I am at my goal weight.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog post today.

you are on your way.
That is such a great feeling.
Don't let go no matter what your feelings say.
feelings aren't always the truth.

Laura

C and C Mommy said...

You go girl!! I have been losing the same 5 lbs for the past year. I plan to work hard at it this summer. GOOD LUCK!!

Jen said...

You can do it! You really REALLY have to be disciplined with those meals though - I've been trying for over a year to lose 6 lbs (you know, that last 5 is the hardest - lol!) and you really can't snack AT ALL. It's terrible - and why I can't stick - having two preschoolers in the house who are always hungry does NOT make it easy not to snack. Anyway - good luck to you & I can't wait to see your progress!

Love the dark hair :)

petrii said...

Nocona,
Losing weight is so very hard sometimes, but so worth it. Not only do you look and feel better, what it does on the inside of our bodies that we can't see is amazing.

I lost 100 lbs. 13 years ago and then gained back about 15 lbs or so, and then this year have lost 40 lbs. It is a struggle to keep weight where you want and need it to be, and it can be all consuming as well.

You look fabulous!!! Keep up the great work. There are many tips to eating healthy that will help you feel like your having cheat meals, but really you aren't. If you'd like some tips, please e-mail me.

If you'd like to read more of my story, you can check it out here: http://dawnscottagecorner.blogspot.com/2009/12/faith-filled-fitness-background-of-my.html

Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

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