I am happy to say I have less than a hundred pounds to go! Finally! This was a huge success for me since losing 10 lbs use to seem monsterous. I have lost a total of 89 lbs and now 90 doesnt seem so bad! :)
Before anyone obese really ever starts this journey doubt crowds your mind and keeps you stagnating in unhealthy choices. I remember in a sort of subconsous (sp?) way thinking it was impossible. I allowed myself to cushion my bad choices with thinking I didnt really have a choice.
But finally I chose to end that sick cycle! So I was talking to my stepdaughter who is 21 and obese. She has been living with me since I began my weight loss journey and has seen that it can work (if only i had had that same example at 21...i might not have ended up as big as I got). And through my weight loss this last year she has joined me occasionally in exercising, and even started a mfp account (which she randomly logs on) and makes efforts here and there with healthy eating. I am happy she does these things and yes she loses weight here and there, gains a bit then loses. But tonight I asked her when she last weighed herself or done any comparison pics (she had me take one of her back to compare later) and she drew a blank. She just doesnt weigh herself!
Now I dont want her to be obsessive about the scale, but after a few months....come on! No wonder she isnt motivated....even when there are results she doesnt see them therefore she cant be excited about her milestones. How depressing. Could you imagine doing this as long as you have without tangible results?
So it got me thinking....I am always feeling my own body and looking in the mirror and I weigh once a week, measure periodically as well as try on clothes that were tight to see if they are getting better. Now through some of this I have to admit the sagging baggy skin is bothering me and I constantly have to remind myself to get over it. I wont let it stop me, but I would be lying if I said it doesnt bother me....
So anyways, I want to start blogging my body results....basically my nsv's as motivation as well as maybe encouraging others who are close to my size by giving them something to look for or be excited to discover. I know this may be odd, and I will try not to give tmi, but some of the oddest things are inspiring to me...so here goes one of my first favorites nsv.....
The other day I was undressing to shower and I caught a glimpse of my arm in the mirror. It didnt look like my arm...but it was....at just the right angle (hiding baggy skin) my arm was thin!!! And not only did I notice....but so did my family :D
Blessings to all mfp buddies!!