Success is what I always strive for in one degree or another. But, in one area of my life I have not seen much success: weight loss. The reasons I have not had much success in the path are now very clear to me.
- Poor diet
- Emotional/boredom eating
- Depression and terrible body-image leading to overeating
- And little to no exercise
In the past three weeks I’ve been doing my best to correct some of these downfalls. I’ve gone to the gym at least twice a week (which is difficult with a schedule like mine). I’ve also worked on cutting out sweets. And, if you know anything about me you will know that I’m addicted to all things sugar and decadence. Additionally, I’ve been working on my self-awareness. I’ve caught myself when I’m bored or stressed and reminded myself, the chubby girl with three cookies in her hand, that she’s not actually hungry. I’ve taken the little victories and celebrated them fully. For example, when I make it through a meal without breaking down and eating junkie food I take a moment to be proud of my willpower.
So far I’m proud of how far I’ve come. At the beginning of the year I weighed around 268-270 lbs and I now weigh in at around 260. Eight pounds lost! I measure my weight loss mostly by how my clothes fit me. I was able to fit into size 18 skinny jeans from Old Navy that I haven’t been able to fit over my thighs for the past five years. I mean, wow! I’m generally a size 20-22 so this was a major accomplishment for me. I also was able to fit into a thrifted dress that I absolutely love. It has been snug since Christmas (blame it on the cheesecake). But, here are some photos of me celebrating my little victory!
However you measure success, I hope you have the determination to see your goals through.