The Results are in…

Yesterday No Longer MattersWell if you read my “About Me” page you know that I set a personal weight loss goal of 30 lbs. by my 30th birthday. Well after all the celebrating I did last week, I fell just short of my goal. Those pesky last 5 lbs just didn’t want to come off! I’m not going to sugar coat it….I got pissed at myself. I kept thinking….why did I HAVE to eat that slice of cake? Why did it take me so long to get back on track? After feeling sorry for myself for about a day or two it suddenly hit me….why am I doing this to myself? I came this far and that is something to be excited about. I looked in the mirror and I don’t see a huge change physcially….but I am my own worst critic. When taking my measurements I noticed that for some odd reason I’m losing most of the weight in other places other than my mid-section. I went down a whole cup size in my bra!!! Hubby was not thrilled about that when I told him….he had that “I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU” look come across his face. That is a little frustrating but….its more motivation to push myself to the next level.

I will admit losing this much weight is much harder than I anticipated….I knew it was going to be a lot of work physically but trying to make sure I am fueling my body with the best foods has proven to be a challenge for me and my schedule. Life has definitely been getting in the way lately and I keep falling off the wagon. With a schedule as fully packed as mine it’s so easy to get into the mindset of just getting something quick. It’s the convenience of just running in somewhere and being able to feed me and hubby quick. Getting back on track has definitely been my weakest point. I have started and stopped the 21 Day Fix 4 times now and each time I get more and moe determined to do it then….BOOM….another life event that has resulted in me indulging more than I should. Since I was little, my family has celebrated good and bad things with food….your celebrating your anniversary? LETS EAT!! It’s your birthday? LETS EAT!! It’s summer! LETS EAT!! You lost your job? LETS EAT!! I guess that’s how I grew into the emotional eater I am today. Everyday is a struggle but the battle is what makes you stronger. I am stronger than I was 6 months ago when I decided to start this journey. Could I have done better in the last few months and hit my goal? Sure but I will not dwell on the could have’s…but I will celebrate how far I have come and focus on where I’m going from here. Yesterday is in the past …tomorrow is my focus!

xoxo,

Jen

P.S. Just an update on my infertility journey. Blood work came back great (other than being Vitamin D deficient….I NEED MORE SUN!!) and I have official started Metformin as of last week. So far so good with it. I need to schedule what they call a “no-menses” or a no menstrual cycle work up with Shady Grove and then schedule an appointment with my primary care for a chicken pox vaccine since apparently I’m not immune (UGH…more needles). Anyways…..wish us luck on the next steps to starting our family!

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5 thoughts on “The Results are in…

  1. Vinny Grette says:

    Patience in all things… at least that is what my daughter tells me :). The weight will go, if you stick to it. Vinny says: DO eat! But make sure they are the right things. I am now into radishes and cucumbers as a snack before dinner – it actually fills me, and if I dab on a little balsamic glaze and a touch of truffle oil, they taste yummy! Check out my post this week – it’s a great reference page to lots of healthy delicious recipes and encouragement. And next week… prepare to be scared back into a healthy eating plan, maybe for keeps 🙂 – https://cookupastory.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/ten-best-foods/

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  2. Kristian Weigman says:

    We are all our own worst critics, & it’s hard to lose weight when you love food. You have been doing your journey longer than I have, but I too have fallen off the wagon, here are some things I have learned, and they help! When I have a bad week, or I go on vacation & I know I’m going to eat poorly, I get back on track by one or two days of clean eating. In the first week I’ll drop anywhere between 6-8 lbs, in just one week! I don’t like to call this a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. With that being said… I know myself well enough that if I say, I cannot eat cake, fried foods, etc… I will fail, as I have time & time again. I do eat healthy most of the time, but if I really crave something sweet or greasy, I have it. I have learned you have to have portion control though! I have even learned, that just a small piece of whatever it is I want, is usually enough to satisfy me. Also, if I want pizza I’ll have a salad with it, I used to have chips. The salad helps fill me, so I don’t need to eat more than 1 or 2 pieces of pizza depending on the size! I was doing strictly cardio, & I got so discouraged at first, because the weight was coming off so slowly. I talked to my cousin who is in sports medicine. He informed me that if I want to see the fat melt off me I have to do some type of strength/resistance training. He promised me that I will tone, but not bulk up. So I gave it a try. Again, I was discouraged at first, because the scale was all over the place, I’d lose 7 lbs one week, and then gain 4 the next. He told me it’s my body’s way of trying to get me to stop, he told me not to focus so much on the number, but how I feel. It’s amazing how much better I felt. I also started taking my measurements… I lost 3 inches around my waist!! I too, could not see any physical results, but the cardio mixed with strength training really does work!! I am stronger, I can go longer distances without getting winded, so more importantly than that stupid number on the scale….. I’m getting healthy. That’s what it’s all about! I keep things around to help motivate me too. I want to have a baby soon. Not only do I want to be in better shape for my pregnancy, but I want to bounce back after I have the baby, and when he/she becomes a toddler, I want to be able to keep up with my little one! So I keep a picture of baby stuff as my wallpaper on my tablet as a constant reminder. I also LOVE clothes, so I made a “After I lose the weight” board on pinterest. I go to it from time to time to see all of the cute things I’ll be able to wear once I no longer have my big tummy! You can do this girl! You’ve got a lot of support! Don’t give up, don’t beat yourself up, allow yourself a treat every now & then! You”ve got this!!!

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