Friday, July 22, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 26

Original Starting Weight: 223
Post Preggie Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weigh In: 156
Current Weight: 153
Pounds Lost This Week: 3
Total Pounds Lost: 70

Yesterday I made a HUGE milestone of 70 pounds lost. I spent a lot of time thinking about how I got this far.

Obviously I am not an expert. The same methods that work so well for me…may not work at all for others. This is a reminder to me. To stay on the right track and NEVER give up. If it helps you, wonderful! I am honored to have been of assistance!!

1. You have to WANT to do it. I mean really want to. You have to be truly dedicated to changing the way you live. Because you can’t change it for a couple months and then go back to the way you were living before…if you do that then YOU will go back to the way you were before. So if you start moving KEEP moving. If you start eating healthy meals and the right proportions you need to keep at it. Weight doesn’t just magically stay off; you have to keep it off. Same goes for muscle…if you want it to stay put; you can’t give up on it. You have to WORK for it.

2. Working out shouldn’t be boring or something you dread, because you hate it. Find an activity you love. Everyone has something…TRUST ME. There are so many things in life that get you moving and help you burn those calories and strengthen your muscles. Find at least one thing and embrace it.
(picture of me, taken by hubby and then edited by me)

3. Do NOT give up. EVER. You will hit plateaus and stay at the same weight for weeks sometimes…DO NOT GIVE UP!! If anything push yourself harder. Change your routine. Push the restart button. Your body is getting stronger and faster, even if you think it isn’t. In this same vein, you WILL have bad work out days. I have gone from jogging 25 minutes straight one day to not being able to finish a full minute the next. Take a deep breath and KEEP MOVING.

4. DIET is a four letter word. If you want to be healthy, lose weight AND be HAPPY, you shouldn’t quit all the things you love. If you want an Oreo, fine, HAVE one…just don’t eat the whole box…learn your serving sizes. Also know that if you have one thing you MAY have to cut back somewhere else. There is a huge truth to the words: “Everything is fine, in moderation.”

5. Those “perfect” people in magazines DO NOT MATTER. Go look in the mirror. You are beautiful. I don’t care what you think, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. If you can’t see the beauty, go look for it.

6. You are not in a race. This is NOT a competition. It does not matter how long it takes you, as long as you make your journey a HEALTHY one.

7. Learn to listen to your body. The human body can do insane and amazing things. Your body can do things you would not believe. BUT stop and listen. Sometimes this fantastic machine needs a break. Sometimes it needs to take it a little slower.

8. The word CAN’T can be awful and debilitating. Remember when you were a kid and everyone told you, “You CAN do anything you want to do. You CAN be anything you want to be.”? Apply it to your adult life. Stop making excuses and DO IT!
(Created using word art by P Knox and Paper by Katie Pertiet)

9. Surround yourself with supportive people. It doesn’t matter if they are joining you on your journey or on the sidelines cheering you on, as long as they believe in you!

10. Learn to forgive yourself and CELEBRATE. Life happens. LIVE it.

(taken and edited by me)


Brandy@YDK said...

70 pounds is fantastic. You are so inspiring and look so awesome!!! I love all your advice. I especially need to take the falling back into old patterns

Corinne said...


Love the quotes

Zookeeper Jess said...

Love the tips. You are such an inspiration!

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alisha said...

Great post. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Thanks for sharing. I am so proud of you, and so disappointed in myself. MUST get myself a routine, and remember that it didn't take me a day to gain it, so it won't take me a day to lose it!