Monday, May 17, 2010

Weigh In Update!

So I weighed in this morning and the scale showed 402!

That means I lost 4 pounds last week. I am 2 pounds away from reaching my first major weight loss milestone, which is breaking into the 300's! I am super excited and I hope next week I will be celebrating this milestone!

I am really in a good place right now emotionally, mentally, and physically. I have never been this dedicated and confident in any of my other weight loss attempts. I am very proud of myself, which might sound weird to some but I'll explain why.

The hardest part about this whole process is the learning how to push myself beyond what I think I can do and beyond all my comfort zones. As I have said before, I have lose alot weight in the past with the help of a trainer. He pushed me like no one ever has, he put me through pain I never felt, and he never let me give up. This time around I am doing this on my own, not to say I wont seek a trainer in the future. But right now when I am in the gym I have to push myself to do those extra reps even though I cant feel my arms, I have keep myself motivated, I have to push and push until I cant push no more, and even then I still need to make myself push even more! That is why I am so proud of myself, because I am doing what I need to do and pushing myself to places I never thought I would go. I find that the healthier choices are getting easier to make and that feels great. This is the lifestyle I want, I am fighting for it and love that it is becoming the normal for me.

Heard this quote today and thought I would share:

"Like a camera I use negatives to develop"


Heather Iacobacci-Miller said...

Kudos to you is all I can say. I can't even imagine the sheer dedication and drive this journey takes.

Steve said...

This is great !! Your life is only going to get better with every pound and you're going to feel so much better about yourself. I hope you find some employment but as long as you can get by, this life changing journey you are one is so much more important right now.

I found that cycling has made an impact on my weight loss and it's fun - its outdoors and you can pick different destinations. Took me awhile to get going but I bike at least 60km a day now and it's much less impact than running.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU - you are an inspiration !

{ALL} for a Better Life said...

WOW, what a great post! Motivating yourself and pushing yourself is a beautiful thing. Loving yourself is the true journey, the other stuff is just a HUGE BONUS.

Sam said...

Way to go in pushing yourself to do more. Very inspiring!! I read your post about emotional eating on Kat's blog and that was also inspiring. I really admire your courage in asking your family to help you!