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That's just nasty! If you're carrying around some extra weight, oh say twenty pounds, your body contains the bottom glob of fat. Isn't that enough motivation to get it out of your body???? Seriously!
This also should serve as inspiration for the smaller losses. Many people tend to overlook the small accomplishments along the way. I am guilty of this. I look at how much I want to lose and when it doesn't happen quickly I become discouraged. To combat this, I am going to be grateful when I lose five pounds. Looking at the picture above makes me realize that five pounds of glob is still a big achievement!
Second I am not setting a goal exactly. Many people start out with the whole "I want to lose 10....20....or however many pounds". I'm not going to do that because then it makes it seem like a long way off. I just want to keep loosing until I feel good about it. I know I'm not designed to be 120 pounds. That just wouldn't look all that great on me. I already know I am very comfortable in my skin at 165. My body carries it well. I also have to come to grips with the fact that I have had a kid and my hormones and body are just plain different now. The things that worked before aren't working now. I have to be more patient.
The biggest problem I have with people documenting their loss through the internet is that many don't include how long it took and the problems they had along the way. I want to be more informative. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading about someone's success but I also like to know what they did to get there.
According to my blog stats for the week, it seems like a lot of you are pretty interested in this Sensa Weight Loss that I began.... I'll be the first to admit that I am too! I know so many people start healthy New Year resolutions and are looking for better ways to combat their weight gain.
I have been eating healthier for exactly two months now. My total weight loss as of this morning is 16 pounds.(Looking at that big glob of fat really puts that into perspective, right???)
I've just forced myself to make healthier eating decisions. Hubby and I are eating meals at home more and that helps a bunch. I know exactly what goes into the food I prepare. I have not deprived myself of anything along the way. I've learned in the past that if I do, I end up binging on the worst foods around. If I crave chocolate, I split something with Hubby.
My biggest thing is drinking more water. I am horrible with drinking enough water. I never feel thirsty and I just don't take the time to do it. That so far is one of the biggest problems. I started out by eating healthier. When I began drinking more water, I immediately saw the weight begin to come off. I can tell from day to day when I don't drink the water I need. My weight loss stops. I find that it's easier to drink more water when I fix a cup of tea. I love all the different flavors of hot tea this time of year and it makes drinking water so much easier!
If you want to start with something small, make sure you drink your water! It may not seem like a whole lot, but it really adds up quick! Your body will thank you and show you weight loss for your efforts!