Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Here's to 30 more

I knew one day my blog would come in handy..
I was not sure what exactly that would be.

When I first started blogging I did this solely for myself! No one else..
If losing weight was not for me and for someone else I would have never stuck to it..
My husband was completely happy with my appearance. I am not really in any profession that I need to be slim
I can't even say that it was effecting my health in any serious way. But of course eating healthy and being healthy is always a bonus!
So this was for me..To look better. To like the way my clothes fit.  To be able to walk into any store and buy off the rack and not sift through the clothes hoping to find the largest size and then pray that it will fit. To have pictures taken and not want anyone to see them. To have more energy and on and on and on..

After I lost close to 40 pounds I went through some serious life changes and getting back on the healthy eating has been REALLY hard..So I recommend to anyone..If a week passes and you find that you are not doing what you were. Get back at it as soon as possible because the longer you let it go  it is that much harder to start again.

So that is the point I am at right now.
Getting started again to once and for all lose the next 30 or so pounds.
I did start last week but I was not as strict as I once was and lost 1 pound taking me down to 172.5

So for the last few days I have been doing what I did wayyyyy back in the beginning. I have started looking at youtube videos of transformations and started reading all my favorite blogs and magazines again.
This gets me motivated!!!

Then I decided to look at my own blog..This I have never had before. So it took me back to where I was a year ago and the things that I did back then. Including the things that I use to eat and make.
Even over the last few days I have been saying "wow I have not made this in a long time"
So now I have my own food diary to look back on what helped me lose those first 40 pounds!

I don't think that once I get back into it things should be so difficult. If I did it once I can do it again. RIGHT??

So for the next week I am going to be spending time rereading my blog and taking my own advice.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A new start!

I am still here and eating healthy..
I have been dealing with my MS lately and not so focused on losing weight.
When my MS gets this bad it is all I can focus on.

The weather is changing in Arizona so hopefully that will also make my health improve as well.
Not paying attention to every single thing that I eat has not effected my weight. I am not losing but not gaining either.
My body likes the current weight it is at. Everyone has a weight that your body gets comfortable at.Mine happens to be about 30 pounds more then I would like it to be.
I am proud of the weight that I did lose but I know that I would be even happier if I can break out of the 170's.

So that is my next goal..
My eating has not really changed..I may eat out a few more times then I use to. But when I am home I eat the same way.
That has helped me not to gain the weight back.
So if I want to lose more weight I know that I am going to have to change my diet to shock my system. So right now I am just trying to find the right plan for me.
I am not going to follow anything like Weight Watchers.Been there done that. It does not work for me. But clean eating does! So if I go back to being as strict as I was 9 months ago the weight should start coming off again. It is trying to get back to that point. It has been a while since I have been that strict with my diet!

I will probably keep my weigh-in day as Monday. But I weighed today since I have not been on the scale for a few months. I weighed in at 173.5 That is 3.5 pounds from my lowest weight.

Looking forward to a new start!!!