Number Changes and Beating the Holiday Season
Monday, November 22, 2010
So I have decided to adjust my starting weight to what my highest weight was a few years ago. That was 248 pounds. I decided to change it since my weight loss journey really did start back then. I am not looking for credit so people can tell me what I great job I have done but instead a reminder for myself of how far I have come regardless of how long it has taken up until this point.
A few years back I weighed myself and was devastated to learn I was almost 250 pounds. On a personal level it really was devastating for me. 248 pounds put me over 100 pounds over weight. I was not big growing up. My weight gain didn't happen till I was in my 20's when food became a coping mechanism for me. I could not believe how far I had let things get out of control. I woke up a few days later and just decided I didn't want to be fat anymore. And I set goals for myself, I worked out more, I ate better and before I knew it I had lost close to 50 pounds. But before I knew it Christmas time arrived and I fell off the wagon, ate the wagon and have been trying to get back on ever since.
Yes I have lost 42 pounds since I woke up that morning. Yes that is a great accomplishment. BUT it is also a reminder of how far I still have to go and how much time I have wasted talking instead of doing. So NO MORE TALKING! Time to get off my butt and stay off my butt. With the holidays fast approaching I need to work harder than ever to keep going in the right direction. I am finally starting to sort of believe that I can actually do this and I fully intend to show Christmas who is boss. Do I intend to enjoy the treats I love during the holiday season? Absolutely!! But this time around I will not let it destroy all I have worked for to this point. I will not let my weakness define me.
MODERATION IS MY FRIEND!!!