Well, after much thought and trepidation I have decided to own up publicly to where I am at right now, or basically update my progress pictures. I haven’t done so before because it was embarrassing and I wasn’t exactly sure I was ready to start truly working on living healthier. (another post for another day)
But back to the progress pictures…
Funny how we think of “progress pictures” in the weight loss world as pictures that only show a person getting smaller, as they progress towards their weight loss goals. However, to progress means to move forward or onward in space or time.
As time progresses my weight is going to change. I’d like it to stay at the lower end of things, but in the last year and a half it’s gone up 30 pounds and this is what that looks like on me. (Taken on my kids’ first day of school … and appropriate since it was my first day back to regular exercise.)
I share this not to shame myself, but because when I lose this weight I want it included in my progress photos that I gained weight and then got it off — it’s all a part of the progression of my weight loss journey.
Hopefully, in being blatantly honest I can encourage some of you that we all have our moments and I’m just as normal as the next lady trying to keep her weight in check.
The good thing about all of this is I’m finally feeling motivated to really get back on track. Not the “Oh, I wish I could lose this weight!!” feeling, but the “I did it once. I know I can do it again.” feelings.
It’s a good place to be and I’ve begun doing what is necessary to get and stay at a healthier weight. I tracked my food almost all last week, exercised 3 days (working towards 4-5) and I’ve begun to be okay again with eating until satisfied.
No more overeating….that’s a huge deal for me right now.
So, I know I’ll get these 30 pounds off. Like I said in an earlier post, I refuse to buy smaller clothes so the only way to go from here is down on the scale — progress in a healthier direction. 🙂
Thanks for checking in!
P.S. I’ve opened up my “health” Instagram account for public viewing…if you’re interested in following me I’m @my_new_ending .
Thank you for being honest- it makes me feel better. 🙂 I think you still look great though!
I'm in the same situation- dealing with weight that packed back on. I continue to struggle with sticking to my plan and getting the weight off! But at least I'm still struggling- that means I haven't given up yet.
Looking forward to seeing your progress!
You will do it. It may take a little longer this time around (speaking from current experience here), but even living a healthier life is a good goal.
I am ready to get back at it having re-gained 20 lbs since last September 20th. Back to WW this weekend. It sucks to have to re-lose but so glad you are going public. I need to too!
You know even more than you did the first time around … I know you'll get this done. Congratulations on facing it fully and making the commitment to get the weight off.