Friday, January 22, 2010
Fat Butt Friday: You Can Do It!!!
Once we got inside, we headed to the locker room to dump off our coats in a locker, when I noticed a heavier set woman getting on the scale. She was about the size I used to be before I lost the weight. First of all, I wanted to yell to her not to weigh this late in the day (around 8 pm) because that's just too depressing. Wait until morning! But of course, I couldn't say anything, we're strangers. But my heart went out to her in a moment when I saw her fiddling with the scale and watching her face fall. I thought she was going to cry and I wanted to run right over and give her a hug!
But I didn't.
So today, I want to dedicate this post to her, and to all of you out there who have weight to lose, whether it is 5 pounds or 200.
Here are a few little tips I have picked up along my journey:
Don't you dare give up! Find others that have lost weight and find out their secret, most people are more than happy to share! Live one day at a time, make daily and weekly goals, and before you know it, the 1 or 2 pounds here and there are adding up!
Don't you dare give in! My mom gave me some great advice years ago: When you are tempted to eat a naughty food, ask yourself this question: "Will this taste better than being skinny feels?" And the answer is almost always a resounding "NO!"
Dare to take chances! Get that gym pass you have always been afraid to get! Planet Fitness (that's where I go) has some really great deals and you don't have to make a commitment, cancel anytime. And DON'T stop going!
Don't rely so much on the scale, go by measurements! A couple weeks ago, I worked my butt off at the gym only to gain two pounds! What the !@#$! Then I took my waist measurement and realized that I had lost two whole inches in my waist! Muscle weighs more than fat... and muscle burns fat... muscle is good.
Dare to feel good about yourself! No matter how much you weigh or what size you are, if you feel sexy, you ARE sexy! Don't kid yourself, people are drawn to happy people. Don't be afraid to smile and be kind to everyone. The happier you are inside, I truly believe it keeps the munchies away, gives us more energy, and gets those unwanted pounds off quicker. It is amazing, the power of positive thinking.
So to all my kindred spirits out there who are trying to get in shape, lose weight, and be healthy, hang in there! Seriously, if I can do it, so can you!
Starting weight: 279 lbs
Weight last week: 205 lbs
Total loss up until then: 74 lbs
Weight today: 201!!! It's official! I now weigh less than my husband for the first time!!!
Lost this week: 4 lbs
Total loss: 78 pounds
Goal weight: 179 (My hundred pound mark)
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