On Dec. 31, 2011 I returned home from Florida. It was vacation…so that meant lots of eating out and drinking beers on the beach.
After a few drinks, I walked into the bathroom and found a scale.
I was feeling bloated.
And the scale showed it.
Surely that was wrong.
Surely the scale was broken.
I decided to pee and see if that would change anything (YES I DO THAT!) I’ll remove hair ties sometimes to see if that makes me lighter.
Well, a year of work down the drain.
At that moment, I was determined to make 2012 my year.
The lowest number I ever saw on the scale in 2011 was 218 lbs and that was in August.
|August 11, 2011.
I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face all day.
It took me 7 months to lose 20 lbs.
Today – I proved I am kicking butt.
Today – I proved I am moving much quicker with my weight loss goals.
Today – I proved passing up buttery popcorn is worth it.
Today I proved hardwork pays off.
Within the past 3 months, I’ve lost 20 lbs.
This morning, the scale said 218.5 lbs.
I stepped on it like 24 times to confirm accuracy.
It would go up high- once at 231 lbs and then it quickly go down to 216 lbs!
I felt like I was on The Biggest Loser.
I mean, in the last week alone I’ve lost six lbs.
I told my best friend Toni last night that I’m not losing weight for anything or anyone else.
I’m not losing weight for a dress.
I’m not losing weight for my husband (or anyone else for that matter).
I’m not losing weight for a certain number on the scale.
I’m not losing weight for a vacation.
I am losing weight for myself.
To live longer.
To live happier.
To live healthier.
And when we have kids one day, I want to be a fun mom.
I want to be the mom who runs around with her kids in the sprinkler.
I don’t want to hide in the house, ashamed of my appearance.
I want to be a MILF (again – one day).
Diabetes runs in my family and so does heart disease. During my last check-up, I told my doctor about my problems losing weight. I explained that I fuel my emotions with food and admitted that I’m awful with portion control.
I was hoping she would give me magical pills. To control my huger and appetite.
Instead, she told me to get a workout buddy and try Weight Watchers.
Looks like the true secret to weight loss really is….working out and eating better. WHO KNEW!? 😉
|My skinny workout clothes were busted out tonight! 🙂
I haven’t seen these in MONTHS!
So if you are searching for weight loss inspiration, I encourage you to look no further than the mirror.
Do it for you.
And only YOU.