Posts Tagged ‘inspirational’

Starting Weight: 212
Current Weight: 189
Total Loss: -23 pounds

So far so good and I’m right on track to be 180 by the time I leave on my vacation which will be 24 days from now! Yay!


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Starting Weight:  212
Current Weight: 192
Total Loss: -20 pounds

Twenty pounds are good! I’m totally psyched about that. I want to try to lose at least 15 more before I leave, so I’ve done very good with the eating and exercising. Yesterday I did two miles at the park in my chair, and today I think I will try to walk as far as I can on the same trail. I need to get my endurance up even more for my trip since I will not have my chair. If I could walk the whole trail, that’s over 1/3 of a mile 🙂

It’s so damn hot here in Florida that the only time to do something like that is in the morning, and I am afraid that I’ve already lost the window for today. Maybe I’ll try it later in the evening when the sun is going down. I will have to see how it goes. I would have gotten out there earlier today, but I woke up with a horrible pounding headache.

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June 15 is fast approaching, and although I am obviously not going to hit the 50-pound mark, I have made significant changes in my eating habits and activity level. I am addicted to exercise once again, and I am finding myself walking a lot more. Not only do I walk more each day, but my brain is catching up to the idea of actually wanting to walk versus automatically going for the wheelchair.

In the process of trying to lose weight, I have changed my entire life.  My daily structure has been modified to center not only around weight-loss, but good health.  I have become fit.  I can’t go a day without doing a physical activity that gets my heart pumping, and I pay very close attention to everything I eat and drink.  All in all, this weight-loss journey of mine has been a success, even if the numbers on the scale didn’t exactly get down where I wanted them to be.  The whole idea to losing weight should be to get healthy anyway, otherwise, you’re setting yourself up to gain it all back after the crash diet ends.

I am once again a health-nut.  After a solid two years of working my way back out of the rabbit hole, I have reached the top and have my feet planted firmly on solid ground.  That, in and of itself, is the greatest feeling in the world.  Knowing that I have come so far – that I have come from a life filled with constant pain and pity, and turned it all around to a life filled with happiness and good health – that’s genuine success.  Afterall, on a solid foundation, anything can be built.

I can see myself thin again.  I visualize it every day.  It’s the same feeling I had when I was younger and had just had a baby.  I didn’t worry about taking the weight off, I just knew I would.  I was active, and I ate right.  I was back to my pre-baby body within weeks of my daughter’s birth, because that was who I was.    If you allow yourself to be fat, you’ll stay fat.  If you visualize yourself at a certain weight, you will stay there.  The thin me is back, and she knows the weight will come off, it’s that simple.

I’m a firm believer in will power and our ability to do anything we set our minds to.  I had a little set back with my illness, and subsequent pity hell, but I knew I wouldn’t stay there forever, and I didn’t.  I made the decision to change, and I did.  It wasn’t easy, I had plenty of demons to fight, but I fought, and fought, and here I am, healthier, happier, and full of drive and determination once again. 

Even though sometimes life can mess with us in ways we never thought possible, we must NEVER GIVE UP!

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Starting weight:  212
Current weight: 194
Total Loss: -18 pounds

This week’s workouts:

Saturday: rest
Sunday: 2 miles @ park w/10 lbs
Monday: Walked 1,031 steps
Tuesday: rest
Wednesday: 2 miles @ park, Walked 270 steps
Thursday: 1.14 miles @ park, Walked 1,103 steps
Friday: 2 miles @ park, Walked 713 steps

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I can hardly believe it’s almost March already!  I mention this a lot in my blogs I know, but seriously, where does the time go?  Before we know it, we turn around and we’re old.  I’ve let that happen too much these past 10 years or so and it’s truly time to stop.

This week has been very good.  I have gotten more exercise and been more active in general.  Not that I wasn’t before, but there is always room for improvement.  The more I move, the more calories I burn, and the stronger I will become so that I may walk again unassisted someday soon.  Some days I feel like what’s the use; like everything I am doing to try to rehab my legs is in vain and I’ll never get any stronger than I am now.  I know that’s not the right attitude to have, but there are days when I just can’t help it.  Days like yesterday when I hurt all over and my legs won’t stop spasming. 

No matter what the outcome, I must continue to work hard.  It’s certainly not going to hurt anything.

It’s finally starting to warm up here in Florida and I think today is a great day to hit the park.  I have yet to go there by myself and just enjoy my music and give ‘er hell, so I think today is that day.

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“Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.”  ~Ron Wild

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Starting Weight:  212
Current Weight: 208
Total Loss: – 4 pounds

50 days and 7 weeks in and I’ve lost a whole 4 pounds.  WTF.

UGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I just seem to go up and down, up and down, like the same damn roller coaster I’ve been riding for the last 10 years!  This is really getting annoying to say the least.

I eat great;  no junk, not going over around 1300 calories per day, and I’ve been drinking water by the gallon.   I guess I just haven’t been getting in enough exercise.  I don’t guess, I know.  I also know I’m really getting sick of this bullsh*t.  If it takes my getting blazing mad for something to change, then so be it.

Time to develop an eating disorder… (j/k)

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