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{June 10, 2013}   Keeping you updated

As far as my weight loss goes, I am stuck again, it seems. 😦 I’m thinking I might need to try introducing some more light exercise in my week or something to kick start things back up. For those who have been following the whole time, you probably know I WAS doing Zumba and Just Dance a lot when I first started losing weight, but I stopped after having knee pains from just walking a little. Unfortunately, I still have the issues of my knee popping backwards on me. In fact, every time it seems to be long gone, it reappears. It’s so incredibly frustrating and the only thing to stop it is to keep losing weight, which as you know, I HAVE been doing. I already walk around a good bit a couple times of week when I take my mom to run errands, but I guess I will have to come up with a schedule to do more walking around the mall(since I hate the heat!) or as much of the Zumba as I can physically stand each week. I think this bump in my journey is probably one of the things causing my depression to rear its ugly head again, but I WILL overcome this!

Since last month, I have lost 1 inch…..yea, 1 doesn’t sound too impressive, but 1 is better than none! This brings my total loss in 10 1/2 months to about 37 inches! 🙂

When I hit the year mark on July 20th, 2013, I will post how many individual inches I have lost for each part I measure, which are Arm, Bust, Waist, Hips, Thigh and for about 5 months in between, the Neck.  Seeing the overall numbers definitely gives me motivation and inspiration to keep pushing on!

So…that’s it for now…..I hope to return with good news next week! Crossing my fingers over here! 🙂



After almost a month of being stuck at about the same weight, I stepped on the scale this morning and saw 284.0! Finally off of 286 and above it where I had been fluctuating. I AM currently sick, though. I have had a cough since Thursday evening with congestion and now my nose is stopped up at the moment of this posting. So, needless to say, I feel really crappy but I can honestly say it hasn’t made me starve myself or anything. I have ate pretty much the same while being sick, but in the past, when I get sick, I tend to lose a bit. In a strange way, I guess it could be considered a benefit, BUT being sick sucks and it’s no fun at all! Tomorrow I’m supposed to start my Medical Transcription training after coming home from an Awards Ceremony for my 7 yr. old niece so I will really not looking forward to feeling blah while doing it. If everyone could send their positive thoughts and prayers my way that I will feel a lot better tomorrow, I will greatly appreciate it! 🙂

Now…for Day 27 of the 30 Day Reading Challenge!

readingchall

Day 27-The most surprising plot twist or ending

I’ve read a lot of books where there’s a plot or ending that really shocks me and surprises me because I did NOT see it coming. To narrow it down to the MOST surprising I had to glance through my Goodreads “Read” List and really rack my brain to remember all the books I’ve read. I feel like I have to shout out a book I might have referenced before and that’s “Blasphemy” by Douglas Preston because it definitely had a heck of a surprising twist to it. Same with the book I picked as Best Book I have read this year…although that has also changed now. “Hiding in Sunshine” by John and Caitlin Stuart is one of the best books I read this year BECAUSE of the twist at the end. So I broke my own rules and reused books but sometimes books fit into more than one category. 🙂



{January 28, 2013}   At a Standstill

No pounds came off this past week….BUT on the bright side, no pound were added! So I’m still at 303…..:(

I think this might be the first time since I started that I haven’t had any loss in a week and it IS a bummer, I have to say. I’m not giving up though, I KNEW it was bound to happen at one point. Just got to push through and keep going! Hopefully next week, I’ll go back to shaving off a pound or two a week, at the least!

Never giving up! I went to the doctor today for my weight check and since I haven’t seen HIM since three weeks ago, all he noticed was a drop of 8 pounds since then and he was really proud of me. It feels very rewarding when people notice my weight loss and tell me they are proud of me. Like I have said before, when YOU’RE the one losing, sometimes you don’t notice as much because you live with yourself ALL the time. It’s hard to notice the changes except for in how you feel and how your clothes fit. Hearing that others SEE a change makes me feel that I AM making a difference and I AM doing well. Of course, it’s not about looking better cause I weigh less…it’s about me feeling healthier, less depressed and what my doctor said today when he commented on how I get around better. I walk with a lot more confidence and it’s easier to walk now that I’m not so close to 400. 😦 I’m embarrassed I ever allowed myself to get to that point but I have to remind myself that it wasn’t because of laziness or pigging out that I got there. It was based on not eating as healthy as I should combined with a medical disorder and depression along with a loss of hope. I still don’t know what got me to have hope again. I know having a blogger friend who was changing her life inspired me but even with the inspiration, it took awhile for me to be in the right frame of mind to go for it. I am SO thankful that I found hope, though and there’s no turning back now. As much as unhealthy food might taste wonderful at the moment, Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels! It’s just no longer worth it to me to eat unhealthy food all the time. Once in awhile is fine but eating healthy 99% of the time makes my body feel better which in turn keeps me from being depressed ALL the time. It’s so worth it and it’s about so much more than the numbers of what I weigh and the size I wear. It’s about being healthy. 🙂

See you next week for the next update!



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