lovergirl654's Journal, 16 October 2013

So I am reaching the midway point of the 330s and as I reflect on them, because soon the 330s will be no more, I realize how it can be frustrating thinking about how long this journey is. This is especially when losing weight from such a high number trying to go to a low number. Last time I checked my math, going from 406lbs (412lbs really after giving birth)to 180 is 226lbs lost. I mean that's another overweight person that I am losing. LOL!!!

So knowing that I had that much to go, I was almost defeated before I even started. However, I realized that I had to do this for me,my health, and who I want to be in life. I want to look the way I feel. And I always feel fabulous! And I also know that creating mini goals is fun and gives me a smaller number to work with. Such as knowing my husband's 30th birthday is in February. So that gives me about 4 months to get to my next goal. Trying to lose 20 pounds a month, I could be 80 pounds lighter by then. Now, that goal is optimistic, but I like my chances. I believe in me.

So, my point is that sometimes, looking at the overall goal and the time it will take to get there becomes so overwhelming that you defeat yourself before you even give yourself a chance. Don't do that....take it a day at a time....and watch that scale go down a pound at a time. Know that the scale is not the only thing that matters, so going up does not mean it will continue to go that way. Sometimes you have to go up to go down. Just keep at it! Don't stop. The scale eventually HAS to go down. Just bang it against something. (kidding)But Why? Because a year from now you will either be saying "I have lost 100 pounds in a year" or you will be saying "I could have lost 100 pounds by now". Which will you be saying? I know what I will be saying.
336.2 lb Lost so far: 69.8 lb.    Still to go: 156.2 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entry for 16 October 2013:
1732 kcal Fat: 87.00g | Prot: 70.50g | Carb: 169.00g.   Breakfast: Einstein Brothers Bagels Plain Bagel, Philadelphia Salmon Cream Cheese. Lunch: Banquet Deep Dish Cheesy Ham & Potato Pie. Dinner: Green Giant Steamers Macaroni and Cheese Sauce with Broccoli, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Mild Chicken Leg, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Mild Chicken Thigh. Snacks/Other: richfood Waffles homestyle, shppers value syrup. more...
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So right you are!! "Never worry about the time it will take to reach a goal, the time will pass anyway" - One of my favorite quotes that has gotten me through many sour moments on this journey. You're doing amazing, attitude is everything. Keep it up :-)  
16 Oct 13 by member: Yolanda9179
Wow, what an insightful and inspiring journal entry. You're doing an awesome job! 
16 Oct 13 by member: swlker
You are right. I get overwhelmed thinking about how much more I have to lose and how much longer it will take me to lose it. But, the time is going to pass anyway. You may as well keep doing good. 
17 Oct 13 by member: 2ManyCurves
Great journal and food for thought! I know what you mean, sometimes I look at where I was, and where I'm going, and think " am I ever going to get there?" We sometimes have to be reminded to look at the bigger picture, and then again we have to be reminded to look at the small goals, and milestones along the way! I started on a 135 pound journey in June, and have made a 48 pound progress!! I'm getting excited to be able to say I have already lost 50 pounds!! Then I can set my sights on the next 50!! Thanks so much for reminding me of the journey I'm on and where I'm at!! Keep up your great work!!!  
17 Oct 13 by member: pumakitten
Thank you all. I try to share my thoughts to not only motivate myself, but to motivate others. Glad I did. 
25 Oct 13 by member: lovergirl654

     
 

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