Monday, January 30, 2012

Progress - Week Five

Happy Monday, blog friends! I actually look forward to these weekly progress updates a lot more than I thought I would. At first, I was so embarrassed to talk about weight issues for all the world to see. I was beyond nervous to share all of these things with you. For some reason I hadn't come to terms with the fact that I had just let myself go. It's like if I didn't acknowledge I had gained so much weight, no one else would notice it either. But then I realized how many people really, really struggle every day with their weight like I do.

I'm not one of those women who can drop two dress sizes and forty pounds in a month. No, my body certainly does not work that way. I have literally struggled with my weight most of my life. In a twenty-four hour period, I can gain up to four pounds depending on what and how much I ate the day before. My body is super sensitive to things. I have to consistently keep track of anything I put in my body. It's hard...it's time consuming....and sometimes it's just plain not fair. But it's reality for me and for many of you reading this right now. 

I have a husband that can eat a pound and a half of hamburger, top it all off with fries for lunch, still eat a huge dinner, and not gain a pound. He does it regularly and never thinks twice about it. He doesn't have to. I have his big, juicy hamburgers in my face at any given time....

When I come here and report a loss, these are the things I'm up against. The weight is coming off slower now and I'm really having to work for it. Since I updated you last, I lost half a pound. Not a huge report, but it is rewarding for me. I didn't gain and that's a huge accomplishment. Now is usually the time I get discouraged and give up but you guys are here cheering me on, right??? I know giving up now would mean gaining everything back. I'm just not willing to do that now. I love that I have more energy. I feel sooo much better. Clothes are fitting better...I officially got rid of the "fat jeans" a week ago. If I gain everything back, I literally will not have anything to wear. So that's really not an option at this point. 

So there's the harsh reality of it all....I am struggling. Progress seems so slow right now, but I am most definitely not giving up. When I reach my goal and have all of this documented, maybe it will inspire you to do the same. You can see how long it took a slow loser to reach her goal. No matter how slow it's happening, I still have a 22.5 pound loss!!!


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