Monday, October 25, 2010

So close I can taste it... (Jennifer)

I have decided to wait until Saturday to weigh again.  Once a week is good for me at this point.  It keeps me motivated and less frustrated I guess.  It makes a loss, any loss, seem so exciting when it has been a week since the last weigh in.  If I follow my proper eating plan and keep up with exercise then any loss is appreciated at this point! 

Having said that.  The 150's are so close I can taste it.  I want it.  Dont get me wrong.  I am thrilled with my overall weight loss on this journey. But most of the loss happened in the first half of this journey.  The last 4 months things have stalled out.  I have been talking about this for a while now.  But I feel remotivated and excited about losing weight again.  Today marks 8 months since I started blogging.  I have changed in so many ways since then.  I hear the longer you do something, the more committed you become and then it is more likely to become a habit.  And that is what I want for myself.  I want it to be a habit to eat properly and exercise regularly.  Even when I get to my goal(I have hope this will happen someday!!!!) I still want to have the same habits.  I  like how I feel now compared to how I felt a year ago. 

Today's reason for losing weight:
*I went from loving shopping back when I was 150 lbs to hating shopping 75 lbs later.  I hated how I felt shopping for big girl clothes.  It was a reminder that I was a failure in the weight department.  Plus, being a stay at home mom we have one income and it really wasnt a possibility to shop at Lane Bryant where the prices seem so high.  I remember being so frustrated.  There arent as many options for big girl clothes out there.  Now, having lost 65 of that 75 lbs I gained, I can shop just about anywhere and it is much easier to find great deals!  I am such a bargain shopper. 
Today I am thankful for:
*I got a shirt in the juniors dept the other day. It may have been an XL but hey, it was still in the jr's dept. I am 31 years old. I wish I hadnt missed out for so many years on wearing the younger stylish clothing that was out there. I am doing my best to make up for it now...age appropriate and within our budget of course :)  Its amazing how putting on a piece of clothing that I love and fits so well can really make me feel good about myself.  Certainly not cocky, but confident maybe.  Does anyone agree with this???

Hope you all have a great day.

Jennifer


12 comments:

Lesia said...

I swear we a sisters!

Jessica said...

I have been feeling a lack of motivation lately because of a stall on my scale. Thanks for keeping positive and inspiring me to stay positive!

Christine said...

I need to stop scale hopping too...it doesn't help me at all but I still do it.

You should feel confident in your clothes!!!

dawne said...

Exactly - the focus has to be on eating healthily and exercising regularly or we won't stay at our goals! Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to weigh every 2 weeks for a while I think.

M said...

I agree! Shopping is more fun that when I was heavier. Thanks for following my journey. I appreciate and read all of your comments.

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Polar's Mom said...

YAY-skinny shopping!!!

I can taste your 150's girl-they are close-keep going!!!

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

KellyNY said...

Shopping for smaller sized clothes feels great - doesn't it? And I've heard that it takes about 90 days to form a good habit and make it stick. So in this case, the longer you're on your weight loss journey & blogging, the more it becomes a habit and second nature. Makes sense, if you think about it that way.

Twix said...

I agree clothes can have us feeling good. You can do this!! :) Congrats on your loss so far!

Corletta said...

Jennifer,
I am in the excited boat with you!!! I am excited about how my fitness is going to soar in the last nine weeks of the year!!! Whoo hooo! Go girl!

99ToGo said...

I've never been one to believe that, "the clothes make the man" -or woman, but they sure can put a new spring in your step! My attitude seems to be just a little perkier when I'm dressed well :)

The once a week weigh-in seems like a good idea to me!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I so hope you get to the 150's! I scale hop all the time! I even find it interesting to see how much I am at night and then how much in the morning. It's sick, i know!