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{January 21, 2013}   Another week, another pound!

This is a short little update cause I don’t have too much to say other than I am down another pound! πŸ™‚ As long as it keeps coming off instead of going on, I will BE ok with the slow drops! Total is now 65 pounds! YAY! πŸ™‚

Next week, I will probably see my doctor for another weight check so I will let you know more then! Have a great week, everyone!

I’m another 2 pounds down! That brings my total weight loss to date to….64! πŸ™‚

Lately, I seem to be pretty consistently dropping 2 pounds a week. I know it’s not huge numbers, but I am very happy with it being consistent and slow but steady. Hopefully, this will keep me for keeping a bunch of saggy skin all over that you tend to get when dropping a lot of weight quickly! Slow and steady is better than NONE, right? πŸ™‚

That’s all I really have to say as far as my weight update…BUT I just thought I would share with all my readers that starting this next Sunday, I will be doing something new and different on Sundays! I’m really excited about my idea and I think it will be fun for me to do and I hope everyone will enjoy my new Sunday posts! I’m going to keep it a secret for now, but come back Sunday if you want to know what I will be doing! πŸ™‚

Have a great week!

{January 7, 2013}   Time for another Update!

Drum roll, please!

I am down another 2 pounds this week for a grand total of 62 pounds loss! Woohoo! I just love the sound of that! Only 7 pounds more and I will get to say adieu to the number 300, hopefully forever!

I also took my measurements for the month and I lost 2 1/2 more inches, which is not as big of a number as I would like but I guess it was going to happen eventually, right? This brings my inches lost to 26! That’s over 2 feet! πŸ™‚

I’m still hanging on and hoping 2013 will see much more weight loss and better health for my future as well as a continued new outlook on life! Thanks as always to all my followers that stand by me and cheer me on! You are the BEST

Have a great week!

{December 31, 2012}   Excited for 2013!

First of all, Happy New Years Eve everyone! πŸ™‚ Tomorrow I will be letting you all know my goals for the year 2013…I don’t like the word resolution, I prefer “goals”! I will go ahead and give away one of them since technically, I am starting today.

For 2013, I will be posting daily just like I did in 2011! I miss posting daily and I want to try it again. I also have a few other goals in mind, but you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s New Years post to find those out! πŸ™‚

As for my weight loss update, I lost another 2 pounds! I am now 308, which is 60 pounds total and I only need 9 more pounds off before I hit my 2nd short term goal to get below 300! YAY! It’s getting closer and closer!

For Christmas, I got a couple of shirts from my Mom that I immediately looked at and was like, “I doubt I will be able to fit these!” One shirt was a couple sizes smaller than what I HAD worn before losing all the weight and the other one was 3 sizes smaller…..Oh what the hey, I will just disclose my sizes….On Christmas Day, I was wearing a shirt that was 5x, which WAS a little big when I first got it but still fit….I had it pinned so it wouldn’t fall off my shoulders…..And the shirts my mom got me were a 1x and 2x. Well, surprise, surprise, the 2x fit me perfectly! Yea…I was shocked! The 1x was a little bit snugger than I like my shirts but it fit better than I thought it would. It really made me feel good that I could FIT something cause at my highest weight, NOTHING I tried on ever seemed to fit!

Well, today, I was running errands with my Mom and we went by Kmart and I got 3 new skirts and 2 shirts that ALL fit when I tried them on….If you’ve never been overweight, you can’t imagine how good it feels for everything you try on to fit! And then I got another cute shirt at Goodwill that I didn’t even try on until I got home and it fit perfect! I am just speechless, it’s an awesome feeling to find clothes that fit again. Eventually, one of these days, I would like to get out of “Plus size” where I can really shop anywhere, but hey, I am excited for where I am for now.

Next week, I will be taking measurements again and let everyone know how much more inches I have lost. Thank you so much for those who cheer me on and care about my journey. I don’t think I would have been able to get as far as I have come without you and I can’t wait to see how far I go in 2013!

{December 3, 2012}   Goal one Complete!

Ok…so I kind of already announced this on Facebook but for those who don’t follow me on there, I let it be known last Friday that I met my first goal! Yep, that’s right. After being stuck for a few weeks, I finally hit my 50 pounds by Christmas!
What I have yet to reveal though is that when I weighed myself this morning, I saw to my surprise that I was down another 3 pounds! So the total is NOW 53 pounds lost since the beginning! From 368 to 315! So I will now be starting my second goal with a good head start. I’ve had this next goal in mind since the beginning. My next goal is to get under 300. I don’t have a specific deadline in mind for this one, but of course, the sooner the better! I have NOT been under 300 for about 5 years and at the beginning of 2012, I weighed in at 376…9 pounds more than I started THIS journey with. I was dangerously close to 400…a weight that I never could have imagined I would get close to. I was extremely depressed and had given up on ever being able to lose weight….Now I am 16 pounds from being under 300 again and it feels amazing!
I know I can do this and I am so incredibly grateful for people in my life that have been motivating me!
Next week, I will have my next measurement results…so excited to see what they will be! Thanks to those who leave inspiring comments and prayed for me in my journey! πŸ™‚

{November 26, 2012}   Stuck…and it doesn’t feel good

As if other things in my life weren’t already messing up, I appear to be stuck 4 pounds away from my Christmas goal. 😦 Yep, you heard right, I am STILL the same weight as last week even though I didn’t cheat on Thanksgiving! Ugh! My goal is so close, yet seemingly so far……I just want to get there! 😦

Well, I’m NOT giving up no matter how long I stay stuck like this! I will continue and pray for better results NEXT week. Can you all pray for them as well? I really could use some good luck right about now! Until next week, hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving AND have a good week this week! πŸ™‚

Short and sweet check in before I go shopping on my 29th Birthday!

I have lost 7 pounds since my last weigh in, so I am down 30 pounds total! πŸ™‚ Yes, for those keeping score, that means a couple of those were pounds originally gained back but it’s all good because they are off now…hopefully to stay!

The title of this post is NOT about cheating on my husband LOL…it’s about having a cheat day or FREE day on my diet. Cheating makes me feel guilty so I am calling it a free day. I plan to only have ONE soda today and I’m not going to go TOO crazy with the amount of food I eat, but it’s my birthday and that only happens once a year, so I’m going to relax my diet and eat what I’m in the mood for. There are different theories on this approach. Some say this is a bad thing, others that it actually boosts your weight loss. In the past, I did a diet where I dieted for two weeks, then had a free day, then diet for a week, free day, etc. and it actually worked really well, so my hope is that this will help and not harm. BUT regardless, I have settled my mind on my free day and hey, I don’t have any more free days planned for a long while. Like holidays? I’m not big on holiday food anyways, so I can see myself dieting through them easily. πŸ™‚

So…we will see next week if this free day harmed, helped or didn’t change anything. Now I am off to spend the day birthday shopping with my Mom and out to eat at my favorite restaurant, Olive Garden! I hope everyone has a GREAT day!

P.S. If you haven’t already, be sure to like my “TheRealSharon” Facebook page! It will REALLY make my day…I am trying to get 50 likes for my birthday and I am at 24!

I went to the doctor today for a checkup and to ask him some questions and I was faced once again with what I always know will come up: my weight. Even just short term tasks leave me in pain in my muscles and joints and basically, my body is telling me that it’s breaking down on me. That’s what my doctor heard in my words and I believe him. Anybody who is obese and knows it KNOWS their bodies are in bad shape. I’ve known it for years and in the past, I have even took huge steps to change things. If you read my blog last year, you might have even read about how I lost a ton of weight and then was stuck for a long period of time. I KNOW that this is the reason I lost hope and pretty much gave up. I have tried for a long time to find hope again because I know that I can’t possibly change my life if I don’t believe I can.

Today, my doctor told me to start a 1200 calorie a day diet with 3 small meals, NO snacking and only 30 mg of carbs per meal…..It didn’t seem TOO bad until I realized how much carbs are in everything, even drinks! Β My doctor has told me to keep a food journal and come in every 2 weeks, for free, for a weigh in and he will look through my food journal and try to help me. Just a short five minute appointment and it’s MY choice whether to do so or not, but the offer is there if I want help. As drastic as it sounded to me, I found myself thinking, “Yea, I think I could try it” and then at lunch, I told my mom, “I’m going to try it, but I just don’t think it will work”. Her response? “That’s a defeatist attitude”. And she would be right….it’s all I have ever had since the time before I got stuck and could no longer lose weight. To be honest with myself, I tend to have a defeatist attitude with a lot of things in my life. I tell myself over and over again that certain good things are never going to happen and let’s face it, I can’t get disappointed if I didn’t believe it in the first place, right?

The problem with a defeatist attitude is you’re setting yourself up for failure. It’s one thing to be realistic with myself, but quite another to be self deprecating and doubt myself. I almost think my attitude is some sort of protection from being hurt by failure.

So tomorrow is my anniversary and we have a gift card to Olive Garden that I am going to enjoy, but Friday I am starting this plan. I refuse to call it a diet, I’ve always hated that word and partly because it has the word “die” in it….maybe cause you feel you’re going to die doing it! It’s a new way of eating to live instead of living to eat….those were my doctor’s words. I am going to wholeheartedly try to stick with the plan and see what happens while fighting every day(or every minute) to not have a defeatist attitude. I am not lying when I say this is going to be one of the hardest things I have ever done.

I am committed through my blog to this challenge, yes, I’m going to go for it and call it a challenge….let’s see, Project Healthier Me or something of that sort! When I committed to blogging every day for a year, I was able to do it because I had committed publicly to it. I am sincerely hoping that by committing to eating healthier and really trying to lose weight through my blog, I will have the strength to do this too! I know I have many friends and family that can stick by me and I am soooo going to need the words of encouragement. Anyone who has tried to lose a lot of weight knows how hard it is and also, how lonely you can feel if no one is pushing you. So push me, people! I need help to stay committed!

And now, I am going to do something incredibly hard for me and let my weight be known…..AH! I have skinny friends who wouldn’t dare tell their weight, so this is hard but I really want to just let everything out there and get motivated to do this. As of my doctor’s appointment, I weigh 368 pounds….: ( Yes, I’s bad. Almost 29, 5’5″ and just way too much weight. Putting that number out there may cause me to get some bad comments and even made fun of, but I sincerely hope my loyal readers will back me on wanting to change my life for the better and not just be hung up on the number. There isn’t any bad comment someone can say that isn’t anything I haven’t heard in my life or even thought about myself, believe me. If you can’t handle the truth, then you don’t have to read my blog. I only need people who are going to help me and not hurt me, because there’s already too much negativity in my life.

I will be blogging about my weight loss process at least once a week to keep myself going as well as probably doing other posts because I feel blogging is going to be a great outlet for me during this. I hope you guys will stick around and wish me good luck!

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