My Weight Loss Progress


Monday, February 21, 2011

Lack of Motivation/Monday Milestones

Right now I feel like I’m at a stand still….I’m getting very tired and finding it hard to find the motivation to write down everything I eat and make it to the gym everyday. I haven’t become lazy all together but my once seven days a week exercise regimen, has trickled down to a three day a week regimen. I’ve become burned out, and while it would be easy to blame it on my environment and the people around me….I have to take responsibility for my own actions.

Even when everyone else around me is eating bad and not exercising and reassuring me that it’s okay to cheat….I still can’t get in. I have to find the willpower to recommit 100% and focus on my goal. Too often have I done well for a while and then slowly let myself slip back into the disaster zone. Not this time. Not this year. I refuse to let all of my hard work and all of the people who are proud of me down….even if I am in it alone.

It’s frustrating to wake up in the morning and exercise or want to go to the gym and no one wants to go with me….or even go out to eat or to another event and have people all around me doing the wrong things. It’s the same people who said they would be there to partner with you, to be your exercise and calorie counting buddy. But, while I sometimes feel alone…I have to remember it my life…my health and no one is going to care about it as much as I do. So, without any further hesitation….I’m getting my lazy behind up….getting to work….tracking my calories again and finishing what I started!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am not a weak person and I will not allow gluttony and laziness to defeat me!!!!!!! Pray for me guys!!!!!!!!!!


GET BACK ON TRACK>>>>NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
82 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday Milestones...late again!!!

Good Morning!!!!

I'm running extremely late so this post should be really short.

Last week I pretty much failed my goal of exercising everyday for the second week, although I did keep my calorie intake right on track. I didn't right down everything I ate near the end of the week but, I tracked throughout the day each day...I just didn't write it in my journal.

This week: Same goals as last week but to succeed and to get just as invigorated as I was a few weeks ago. Preparing for Valentine's Day slowed my progress towards the end of the week and I won't let that happen again!!! All in all...even with my lack of focus I managed to lose 1 lb. Not an extreme victory but, better than a gain!!!!

I have a big Physiology test today and I'm nervous...I could have prepared better. But, I have an extreme case of Senioritis!!! Send up some prayers for me....5 minutes to get to class...I gotta run...FAST!!!!


Approximately 87 DAYS TO GO....I MAY BE OFF BY A DAY OR TWO!!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is Bigger Than Just February 14!!!!

I love Valentine’s Day!!!

I absolutely love love!!! I know a lot of people are in sour moods because this day stands as a reminder that you’re single. But, even without a companion…you’re still not alone!!! God loves us all so, on Valentine’s Day…I thank him for sending me my love and giving me love for myself again!!! I love myself enough to make a change and to maintain a healthy body!!!
So, whether you’re alone or with your significant other…take time to love yourself!!! But, most importantly take time to give thanks and show love to the greatest man I’ve ever known…Jesus Christ!!! No greater love have I ever known than to give of your life…so that I might live!!! Wow….if that doesn’t make you want to show someone the smallest bit of love…I don’t know what will!!! God has been TOO good to me for me not to give him acknowledgement on this day!!!!
Thanks for giving me a time to have a spiritual reflection because at the end of the day….this lifestyle change is bigger than my body!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Monday Milestones...extremely late!!!!!

So…..I do realize that I am EXTREMELY LATE!!!! But here is my recap of last week:
·         Eat no more than 1500 calories everyday…Sunday is the Super Bowl so I may stretch for 1600 for Sunday if I do well the rest of the week because I want something sweet!!! – I excelled…and I left room for two sugar cookies and two chicken wings for the super bowl!!!

·         Exercise every single day for a minimum of 30 minutes and exercise twice at least two days this week. –FAILED….Last week I was just mentally and physically drained. I missed two days of exercise but, managed to recover and exercise the rest of the week. So, since I didn’t exercise everyday…you would think I definitely didn’t squeeze in two exercises any day last week. BUT….thanks to my Wii….I managed to squeeze two extra mini exercises of about 30 min each on Friday and Saturday night, challenging my family in the Wii Fit games!!!

·         Write down everything I consume (water included). –This one is getting harder as the weeks go along. I may not write them on the spot anymore but, I usually write everything at night or the next morning but, I am having a hard time keeping up with my water.
Overall, I just assumed I had a lousy week and was ready to face disappointment UNTIL I climbed on the scale yesterday and saw I lost 4 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay me!!!! Super super excited and it motivated me even more!!!

So, for my MAKING the WEEKENDS WORK Challenge----I succeeded. I worked hard this week, I ate smart and I didn’t let my earlier failures deter me. So, I’m excited about this week…I’ve been doing great so far and I can’t wait to see how my next weigh in turns out!!!! Stay encouraged people!!!!!

Wednesday Milestones: LOL

94 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW CAN’T BELIEVE IT>>>TIME IS GOING BY FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Is it really just Tuesday?????

It cannot just be Tuesday!!! From the looks of the start of my week…I’m in for an uphill battle!!!! Set my goals yesterday and already failed one of them yesterday and today!!! I just have not been motivated to work out these last two days. After two weeks of everyday exercising….I’m Whooped!!! I just have had absolutely no motivation to make myself get up….even for my last minute workout sessions like I usually do. My body is drained I’m mentally drained, and to top it off I’m a bit under the weather.
I spent the day at the doctor’s office, on campus doing homework, back to the doctor’s office, and back to campus to finish homework. I still have yet to see the inside of my apartment. I skipped breakfast and ate fast food for lunch…I feel lifeless and HUNGRY!!! So, exercise today is a no!!! I hope tomorrow I can muster up the strength to get back on track because I cannot go back to feeling like this. I have worked too hard and been too successfully to screw up now.
On the flip side….I knocked out all of my homework for the rest of the week so, that’s a burden off of my chest. And it made me feel proud when they weighed me at the doctor’s office and said, “Oh, you’ve been losing weight!!” But, right now I just want to collapse in my bed and devour a gallon of Cookies & Cream Ice-cream!!! I won’t do it but, I want to really really really really really really really really really really….I think you get the point.
So at this moment I need prayer, a reminder to myself why I’m doing this, a long shower, and a good night’s rest!!!

Maybe it’s just the crappy weather that has me feeling so down. Oh well…I must go on….Happy Black History Month everyone!!!! Have a good night and I’ll update you soon!!!

102 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!