7 Months?? Not this time!!!!! - 11 months out
Sep 15, 2013
The last time I went through this whole weight loss journey, I got stuck in the 240's for 7 months! I managed to break through and get into the 230's for about 2 seconds before climbing back up to the 350's. Now... here I am again in the 240's. I've been here for 2 months already. This morning's weight was 244. I refuse to be stuck here for another 5 months. But I can say that I know this won't be the case. My weight loss might be slowing down, but I can say that it's not because I'm eating the wrong things this time.
Here is my latest photo comparison. The first picture was taken Dec. 2006. I remember this day so clearly. This was the day that I thought I was having a heart attack when instead I was having a panic attack. I went to urgent care and their scale said 425 lbs. This was the moment that sparked the change. I was 25 years old. It makes me so sad for the girl I see in that picture. 7 years later at 245 in the second picture. I still have such a long way to go, but I have come so far already. I don't ever want to forget that girl... but I know I don't ever want to be where she was ever again.
Goals have been so important to me on this journey. Not necessarily weight goals, but more accomplishments. My most recent one I've been working on is to prepare for a 5k that we will be participating in this fall. I'm up to 2 miles in 39 minutes before I feel like I'm going to keel over. And that's pushing it. So I'm trying not to push so hard and just keep at it. I'll get there. My goal is to finish the 5k in under an hour. So if I can do that, then I'm good! I can improve from there. But that gives me something to work at.
I'm debating on getting a personal trainer after the first of the year. I'm not 100% on this yet. The thought of it freaks me out. But at the same time, I feel like I need someone telling me what to do so I can make the most of this body I have. It will be tough not being able to see the results under the rolls and folds of skin, but at least I know it's under there and I'll see it one day when I have the extra bits removed. And using a personal trainer will only help me get to that point faster. So I'll be weighing the options. It's in the budget... so we shall see!!!
Till next time!!!