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There's officially 30 pounds less of me now!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Weigh-in this morning put me at 30 pounds down!!! I could sit here and say its been easy, but it hasn't. There have been so many days when I had to push myself to get up and move. And there were at least a half dozen occasions when I wanted nothing as much as I wanted a Quarter Pounder with cheese and a chocolate milkshake!

But I DID make myself get up and move. And I DID go to McDonalds, but I left with a Grilled Chicken Southwest Salad instead of that greasy, addictive burger and opted for water instead of a milkshake. Now don't get me wrong, there were days where I skipped a workout, or shortened it, or just didn't give as much to it as I should have. And there were a few times when I got french fries for my kids and had one of them, just for the taste.

You see, I'm doing all of this for a very good reason. I'm doing this because I honestly believe I'm worth it! I'm going to change my life. I'm going to be healthy and fit. I'm going to continue to push myself to move and I'm going to continue to forgo burgers and milkshakes. And along the way, I'm going to push myself into smaller clothes and airplane seats. I'm going to forgo heart disease and dying before I get to see my grandchildren and great grandchildren! I WILL succeed because I'M WORTH IT!!

I have my first weightloss mini goal set as 264 lbs by the end of June (EDIT: this is the wrong date. Its 264 by Aug. 1st). Its very doable. All I have to do is stay on track and not give up on myself. It works out to around 2 lbs a week. I can do this! What are your mini goals? Is it something unattainable that's going to leave you depressed and hating yourself? Or is it within reach, as long as you put forth the work and the effort?

In order to keep myself on track, even on those days when I don't want to move, I track my food religiously. I think the food tracker is by far the BEST tool on this website. As anyone who has visited my page knows, my nutrition and fitness trackers are public. I think this is important. It makes you accountable to a whole community of people who are supporting you, rather than just being accountable to yourself. You can't sneak an ice cream cone if everyone else can see it. Now, I know what you're thinking. "All I have to do is lie and not record the ice cream." If that's truly how you feel, maybe you aren't ready for this journey. You aren't just being dishonest with a faceless internet community, you're being dishonest with yourself. And that will only lead to failure.

I'm not saying that I'm giving 100% every minute of every day. But I AM giving 100% more days than I used to. If we all just gave a little more and were a little more honest about our commitment, can you imagine what we'd be capable of?

The sky's the limit people! Push yourself. Be honest about your habits. Do your ABSOLUTE BEST at pushing yourself and being honest about your habits! And maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you honestly believe that you're worth it too!

Challenge yourself this week and do an extra 10 minutes of cardio at least twice. Are YOU worth it?

Have a great night everyone!
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  • TISHA80
    emoticon Thank you! I really needed that! Yes! I am worth it! This is just what I needed to get me back on track. I might still need you to kick me in the butt every once in awhile, but I'm starting new tomorrow. I will do this! I wasn't giving up. I wasn't even doing terrible. I was just slacking a little on my eating, and quite a bit on my exercise. I have been gradually going downhill for the last few weeks, and in the last week I've skipped several days of tracking. That is the last straw! I had never skipped a day of tracking my food until last week. Like you, I think the food tracker is one of the best resources. It really helps keep me going in the right direction. Since I still don't feel well, I'm starting small. My first goal is just to track daily. I'll slowly get back on track with everything else after that. Thanks again! You are so inspiring! :)

    Congrats on your 30 lb weight loss!!!! That is awesome! You are worth it and you are doing it! Keep up the amazing job! :)
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  • .DUSTY.
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    Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon
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  • WRITERGIRL4
    Congratulations! Yay you!
    3625 days ago
  • TJHIERS
    good job on the 30 lbs ! love the good advice on useing the food tracker, you are so right, we have to believe in ourselves and let the ones we love know we are doing this to live, so we can be around for them,... and that we love ourselves too !
    keep up the great work ! emoticon
    3625 days ago
  • MOTIVATED@LAST
    Well done on the 30 lbs!
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  • LOTUSBURGER
    GOOD JOB!!! COngrats
    3625 days ago
  • STOPPLAYING2011
    Congrats on ur weight lost u sound like u r determine to be successful at reaching ur goals i can hear it in ur tone of words u have motivated me to push my body to the limit when i don,t want to get off the couch and workout like u said it isn,t easy getting fit it takes hard work and dedication and also the will power to push ur self when u don,t really want to keep up the motivation because with this drive u will get to ur destination for sure
    and the answer to ur question is yes i am worth it so i will go the extra mile

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    Comment edited on: 5/17/2011 12:20:39 AM
  • BRDGT262
    WOW!!! Talk about putting it all out there, lol! Yes I am worth it! I like your goals you have set for yourself! You definitely will reach them!!!! I can tell you have it in you!!! You are so Worth it!!!!! Great job on your 30 lbs. I can't tell you enough how much you inspire me to try harder! You have definitely been putting in your all!!!! Keep it up! :)
    3625 days ago
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