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Monday, October 05, 2015

So my friend called me up the other day to inform me of the very awesome news that her and her fiancé had set an official date for their wedding! July 10, 2016. And what was even MORE exciting is the place they will be having their wedding. It is going to be in Columbia emoticon

My first thought: Omg this is so exciting! My very best friend is getting married, I definitely have to be there, and it is going to be in Columbia. I've never been to Columbia!

Second thought: emoticon I need to lose this weight I've gained and need to get body ready for the beaches of Columbia!

So, this is probably my second or third attempt since I've fallen off the motivation wagon, that I am going to really try and get back into a healthy lifestyle. I've gained weight not because I am eating a lot, but more so cause I hardly eat at all because of my work schedule. So my body is just holding on to anything I DO eat, and so I am just at a stand still. Plus because I had gained weight, then lost some when I first started working at my new job, I have way to much cellulite going on all over my body which is making me very self conscious. I want to feel better about myself.

Honestly, even though I've gained, I also don't feel terribly uncomfortable in my weight. I love my curves. I've realized in the past year or two that it is ok to be curvy, and it is okay to not look like the supermodels in magazines. Once I really accepted that, I felt confident, more so than when I was at my lowest weight. I look back at pictures of myself when I was really into this fitness thing and could not believe that even then, I still thought I was overweight.

So now, I just want to lose a little, maybe ten pounds, and just tone up! Like I said I have grown to really love my curves and so I don't want to lose much of what I've got. But this cellulite business has to be tamed somehow..

Right now I am taking baby steps since it's been forever and a day since I've tracked my food. AND forever and a day since I've actually had three full meals in one day. A typical day for me would be this -

Breakfast - Coffee (maybe a pastry)
Snack - munch on chips
Lunch - (won't really eat until 3:00 - 3:30pm) Sandwich
Dinner - Sometimes ..

So yea.. I hardly eat so I feel like that is the first thing I need to fix before anything. I've tracked my calories today, and even though I am already over, I don't feel guilty because even though I've been on the healthy road before, because it's been so long, I have to treat this as if it's my first time starting this journey.

SO goals! By July 2016, I want to be at least ten pounds lighter, and maintaining the weight loss, maybe lose a size in pants, and tone up so that when I strut down the beautiful beach of Columbia, I can feel like the beautiful confident woman I know I am emoticon

Any tips, tricks, that you guys can share that has helped you stay motivated, I would greatly appreciate it! Any little bit counts.
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    Great plan!
    2085 days ago
    How is it going so far?? Have you been eating more? I've been walking more with Tucker and the weather has been awesome so I've been loving all the walks we've taken together. I'm excited, maybe we can recapture the way we used to be!!
    2086 days ago
    definitely fix the eating plan and time schedule for eating
    2087 days ago
    I would avoid pastries and chips???? If you want to lose weight, how about learning how to eat healthy. Stick around, you will get educated!
    2088 days ago
    Welcome back!!!
    Great plan!
    2088 days ago
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