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16 September 2017

Have you ever had the experience when you are at the gym and somebody has to stop their friend and laugh at you? I had a fantastic day. I am expecting family over in addition to a beautiful baby (My cousin's). They are coming over on Sunday. I am really excited to see them! I cleaned a great deal today, on hands and knees vacuuming, laundry, the works while trying to manage my time to get to work punctually tonight as I normally do. I had a fantastic night at work and was all set to go to the gym at 11:00-12 midnight. I admit that I was very tired and told my friend via text that I felt like going home and skipping the work out. I told her that I knew that I would feel much better afterwards if I worked out to my fullest. I had an awesome workout and I really was grateful that I busted through my comfort zone tonight and had a delicious stretch afterwards on the mats. As I was leaving to go home, I noticed two guys on treadmills. I kept walking and I heard one guy say to the other, "Hey, look over there" while he snickered. The other guy halfheartedly snickered (Almost like he didn't want to laugh, felt bad about laughing but wanted to save face in front of his friend, "impressing" his friend). My first inclination was to turn around and give them both a piece of my mind. What did they know about me? Have they seen what I have seen? How could they make fun of an overweight or obese person at the gym? I don't know what you want to call it. How can somebody lower themselves by intentionally trying to trigger a person who is at the gym trying to improve their situation? What the hell do they really know? Why can't the one guy have the guts to stand up to his friend and tell him, "You know, that's not right. You shouldn't put somebody down like that." It isn't macho or manly? You can't think for yourself and disassociate yourself from people like that? Put yourself in that person's shoes. I had to really keep myself from turning around and having words with them. I stopped myself. I don't want an altercation. I rise above. I also think to myself, Will this bother me in a week? Will this bother me a year from now? 5 years? I know that I was very positive with my last entry and still remain and will continue to be positive. I just want you all to know if you ever had an experience similar to mine, reflect on how it would affect you in a week, a year, 5 years from now. Is it worth getting upset over? LET IT GO AND SCREW THEM! We're doing it for ourselves. :) STAY CHILL, everybody, and PLOW ON! :)

15 September 2017

Weigh-in: 292.7 lb lost so far: 19.3 lb still to go: 102.7 lb Diet followed reasonably well
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14 September 2017

Hey everybody! Doing good over here. I have been hitting the gym and continuing to watch what I eat. I would have a treat here and there but I am doing fantastic! I am really holding myself accountable. My schedule is all around at work. I work opening, mid, and closing shifts. There is no rhyme or reason to my schedule. On the nights when I have to close, I would try to make it a point to get to the gym before work. I would shower afterwards. Lately my alarm has been telling me to sleep in so I have been (Ha ha), but I still make it to the gym even if I am closing the store up at 11pm ET. I believe that consistency is key. It's not how many times you hit the gym per week - I think it's all about consistency that helps provide you with a realistic view of how to achieve healthy and sustainable living. I have only been hitting the gym 3x per week so far but I am making sure that I am doing this EVERY WEEK. It may not seem like I am hitting the gym HARD but I am definitely hitting the gym and working. I might increase it to 4x per week but I think this is really working for me right now. I am waiting for a dreaded plateau (Ha ha), but I am really enjoying the ride this time around. I feel like I have an arsenal of knowledge when it comes to losing weight. Maintenance is the bitch (Excuse my French). I love the fact that my clothes are starting to hang off of me. I have a long way to go but oh well. I know that it can be done. I know that the weight on the scale doesn't reflect the wonders you are doing for your body, your mind, your spirit, etc. The number will come down along with it though ;) I can't believe how positive I am feeling about the process. Sometimes I have my weak moments but try to tell myself to consider things in the moment and really think about where I can be if I continue with a positive mindset. Love yourself no matter where you are. You've got this.

10 September 2017

09 September 2017

Weigh-in: 293.4 lb lost so far: 18.6 lb still to go: 103.4 lb Diet followed reasonably well
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