Exercising Works Wonders!
Aug 11, 2018
I started my weight loss journey again on June 27 after visiting my oldest daughter, husband and kids in Florida. My mom, who was also visiting from Puerto Rico, made fun of my weight and how I look, mercilessly, nonstop, and really thought it was funny and okay to ridicule me in front of the family. I felt hurt, very hurt, and decided that enough was enough.
I returned home determined this time to get rid of this excess fat once and for all, for good. I started dieting and 8 days later I joined the gym and got a personal trainer. At first, I would just think about my mother's rude jokes about my weight and it would bring tears to my eyes as I did my water aerobics. No one saw my tears because my face would be wet from the water, but I felt angry and the angrier I would feel, the harder I would work out in the water.
I am happy to say that I've kept up with my exercising and healthy eating, and I'm thrilled that I'm finally seeing the results of my working out on a regular basis. I haven't been working out with my personal trainer because I owe money for the training sessions, but I've been able to use the facilities and I do take advantage of it. I love doing water aerobics. I also have done the treadmill and the other night, my daughter and I did the bikes, but my butt wasn't too happy with that one. My current weight is between 223-225 pounds, and although the scale doesn't make me too happy, I can see that I look slimmer now than what I did when I reached 215 last summer when I tried losing weight without exercising. I can't and won't let my guard down. I've gone down this same path too many times in the last 10 years or so.
I want to be able to fit in a size 16. Once I reach that goal any more weight I might lose will all be a big bonus.