CLICK HERE FOR FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATES, LINK BUTTONS AND MORE! »

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One year ago

It's been a year since I made the decision to change my life.  The realization hit that in order to keep living, I had to lose some weight.  I have lost 56 pounds in 1 year/12 months/52 weeks/365 days, however you want to see it. 

I remember saying to myself "if only I lost 2 pounds per week I would lose over 100 pounds".  I would be lying if I said that I wasn't disappointed by not losing that amount of weight.  I would also be lying if I said that I wasn't proud of myself for losing 56 pounds!  I could still be weighing in at 335 pounds (or worse).  Instead I'm continuously learning how to change my lifestyle, my food choices, my exercise plan, and improving my life in general.

10 comments:

Blubeari said...

I understand how you feel!! I started about a year ago, and my 'projections' would have had me at goal by now. It's hard to feel too bad though, when I feel much healthier than I ever did before!!

Annie said...

You are doing awesome, and focus on what you have accomplished- which is a lot. I am hoping for 100 by my bandiversary on 10/1, but if it doesn't happen, I am still happy!

Thanks for your supportive comment!!!!
xoxoxxo

Cyn said...

yay for your one year!
i got a new job about a year ago and let weight watchers fall to the wayside -- not only did i not lose -- i gained.
so you hold your head high because not many of us stuck with it like you have!!!

135by2012 said...

Congratulations! You are doing great. Don't be disappointed. I started after I had my daughter and here I am 21 months later and still losing and gaining the same 20 lbs.

fatgirlwearingthin said...

I think any amount of weight lost - and keeping it off - is a major accomplishment in a year. From someone who knows, losing it slowly and deliberately is the best way to lose, because you're giving yourself time to adjust to a new lifestyle and a new body. I think by losing too fast, doesn't really give the person enough time to accept those changes so they don't know how to deal, then the weight creeps back on. It's a long road this way, but in the end you'll be glad, I think.

Mrs. D said...

Progress, not perfection!! You've changed some bad habits and kept them- THAT is the important part! If we hadn't started this a year ago, God knows where we would be right now. Probably lugging around another 25 lbs, or worse. Celebrate the work you've done!

Kristen said...

50 pounds is 49.9 more than most and something to celebrate! I think i only lost 45 my first year. Be proud - i can not wait to see what this year brings!

Munchberry said...

Really really good positive thinking. You are right - you could still be 335! Keep plugging away. It will come off in dribs and drabs!

Miss April said...

Yes! A year is a great celebration, now keep going. :)

Healthy Educator said...

i came across your blog and think you're doing a really fantastic job. i educate people about health and nutrition, etc, and by dropping the weight, you will have such a healthier future! Keep up the good work. Your blog looks like it has really helped motivate lots of other women.

Post a Comment