Whew! The week has come and gone and weigh in day is here. It’s an exciting but scary day. This has been sort of a crazy week for me. Hope and I chatted on the phone last Sunday and started planning our little weight loss endeavor. It changed me. My entire attitude and perspective are new.
A few years ago I lost over a hundred pounds. I remember the feelings that I had on my way. It was exhilarating. I was so motivated. I wanted it so bad. The success was incredible and I felt like I could do anything I put my mind to. Gaining it back is a long story for another post, but I had lost my confidence. I was dejected and discouraged. This week I found my confidence again. I found the inner desire to really do this again, the passion to really give it my all and not make excuses for myself.
Weight loss is incredibly difficult. There are a million fad diets out there. There are pills, and surgeries, and injections. Then there is good old fashioned calorie counting and exercise. It’s the kind of calorie counting where every bite counts, and the kind of exercise that seems as if your life depends on it. Maybe it does. That’s how I plan on losing 70 pounds.
I had a good week. I stuck to my WW points. That doesn’t mean I didn’t eat cheeseburgers. I did. I love food. It just means I had soup for lunch if I wanted a cheeseburger for dinner. I planned ahead. I felt hungry sometimes and then ate a piece of fruit and drank a glass of water. It’s about making good choices and managing calories like you would money. I really thought before I ate. My intensity at the gym heightened. I worked out like I meant it. I was aware of being more active during the day. The kids and I did a lot of Just Dance sweat mode. J
I’m so excited to say that this morning I weighed in 8.6 pounds down. That means only 61.4 pounds to go.
This is me today. I feel like I've lost weight in my face, hands, and waist. I'm anxious to lose weight in my booty, hips, and thighs. It's gonna happen!
I have a long road ahead of me, but I’m excited for the journey. I hope that you’ll come along for the ride to help encourage us, motivate us, and keep us accountable. I hope that we can inspire you to reach a goal, to follow your dreams whatever they may be.