I finally started losing weight again. I've been frozen at 285 for a long time now. Today I checked the old scale and it said 276! I wasn't even expecting anything good. It has been awhile since I've had a nice drop in weight. I have been staying consistent with my exercise and eating the right foods. It proves you just have to keep on keeping on. This is a weight loss journey.
I did change up my workout routine a little. Recently the gym has been more crowded so I can't always follow my routine exactly according to the order I'm use to. This has proven to be a good thing. Many times a little change can shock your body into resuming it's weight loss. The body is very smart and becomes use to your workout quickly. Make sure to change your routine once in awhile and see what happens.
Fawn has done a great job keeping us on track during this weight loss journey. She calls and encourages us and sends us emails all the time to see what's up. This journey is boring some times you know. We all know that eating right and working out really helps us in every way. Every once in a while however it gets monotonous. She is a great motivator and encourager.
To those of you that have been struggling lately, don't quit! Unless you like being fat and unhealthy. Be honest with yourself and picture your new in shape body. Picture yourself healthy and trim and it will happen. Imagine how different your life will be when you reach your weight loss goals! Imagine how strong you will be. In order to get there keep feeding your mind with the goals you have. See yourself shopping for clothes where all the real people do, right there on the rack with all the normal sizes. No more XX, XXX, XXXX Large SIZES !!! I can get into a XL large size now, I almost made it into the large size. It's been a long, long, long time since I've been able to do that.... It's a great feeling.
My size 42 jeans I just bought a few weeks ago are way to big for me! I'm headed for 40 real soon, that will be a real victory my friends. I have friends who are wearing size 40 and I'll soon be one of them!!! People comment now on how skinny I look, they don't recognize me anymore. This all a new experience to me, I'm liking it a whole lot. I look 20 years younger. I can't wait until I reach my goal weight of 230-240. It's coming up faster than I ever hoped it would.
Keep on the journey my friends and we'll all be new people very soon. It's not as hard as I thought it would be. Keep your eyes on the prize, your health and well being and nothing will stand in your way.
I'll see you on the skinny side of life ~ Dave