Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Weight Loss Update 1

9:30 PM

Fact, I've been overweight almost all my life.
Fact, I've been one every kind of fad diet one can think of.
Fact, I have lost and gained back pounds so many times I have lost count......

Yes, I am fat. I've been fat as long as I can remember. Do I like being fat, no. Does anyone like being fat, don't really think so. Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that this is not an easy process. It takes hard work and determination. Unfortunately there isn't a quick fix, because if there were I would have done it already. I finally got fed up and decided I had to do something about it. I've been on this journey for about three months, and this is my story:

I have lost about 23 pounds, and it hasn't been easy. I, like a lot of people I know started off gung ho about my adventure. I was going to the gym almost everyday. I was eating the foods that help the weight come off. And the scale was showing the results I wanted. Then life got in the way. With starting grad school, family problems, colds, and other issues, my weight loss has suffered. I have completely stopped going to the gym. I have slowly added back foods that I had stopped eating. In other words, I failed....

Well, in my mind I failed. Then, I think of what I have gained. With each pound lost, I feel better both physically and emotionally. This is what keeps me going from day to day. I have learned that yes, I am going to mess up. There is no overnight fix. Every time I get off the horse, I get back on again and keep trying. It all came full circle today, when I went to my monthly weigh in. The scales said I have lost 5 pounds this month. This is what keeps me going.

I keep going because I don't want to fail again. I won't gain every single pound back like I have done in the past. I keep doing this because I want to wear trendy clothes. I keep going because I am tired of being the "You have such a pretty face" girl. Anyone who has had this said to them knows how bad it feels. Yes I may have a pretty face, but I want the rest of me to be pretty too. In other words, I just keep going.....

Until next time....

Peace, Love, and Happiness!!

8 comments:

Angela said...

Keep going Lady! I'm so proud of you!

Carebear said...

Thanks girl!! :)

Melissa said...

Kera, you are awesome!! I love you and I'm so very proud of you!! We're already hot, so now it's time to be so dang hot that can't NO-body stop us!! Keep it up!!

MissCrystal said...

Keep up the good work girly. Everything in life has setbacks, but you have a goal and God will help you to succeed in your weight loss quest!
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."--John 16:33

Carebear said...

Thanks Melissa!! Much love!! And yes, we're gonna be so fine!!

Carebear said...

Crystal, thanks for the encouragement!! I will keep that quote in the back of my mind when I'm feeling down. :)

jackieg02 said...

Oh I hate being the "pretty face" girl. Its so annoying when people tell me that. Or the "girl with such a nice complexion." LOL

Having been fat all my life, I can totally understand where you are coming from. Within the last 6 months I have decided to do something about myself and it is soo hard. And when I fail, I fail. I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I just get back on track.

I wish you nothing but success!

Carebear said...

Thanks Jackie!! Good luck to you as well!!

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