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 .