Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Weightloss Wednesday Days 12-18

One of this biggest things I've learned this week is that my weight is keeping me from being the person that I am meant to be, and keeping others from seeing it. 
We went to go see Divergent with my girls from work the other night and I am a huge fan!  Afterwards I took a test to see what faction I would be in, I already had an idea but I wanted to see. It turned out I was right. 
When I shared my results with others, they were shocked! They couldn't believe it. I thought "Man...they really don't know me." I know me, I know my thoughts, my desires and what I want to do in my life, but a lot of the time, I don't do them because my weight is an obstacle, but no longer! No more! I will be true to myself and not let my weight get in the way. I am brave. It's time to show it to others. 
I've been reading a lot about healthy lifestyle's because I am determined to make this stick, I've also watched a lot of you tube videos.
One of the main things I heard that really stuck out to me is: 
 It's true. We all struggle, if weightloss were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not it's hard and it's ok to struggle. It's ok to mess up, what's not ok though is to give up. 
 After struggling over the same three pounds this week, I was so ready to give up last night and get my usual from McDonalds on my way home from work. But then, I said to myself: "I know who I am, and if I'm being true to myself, I will NEVER give up." And I didn't. I went straight home. It paid off. I did have a special occasion cheat when I went out to dinner with my niece but that was it. I have committed to not cheating for a long while and see where I'm at! Here's my weightloss since starting Take Shape for Life 18 days ago, I have lost:
At first I was disappointed and then I realized, that's a little under 8 pounds a week. That's spectacular! From now on, a loss is a loss no matter how great or small!
Thank you for following me on this journey! I will be sharing a new recipe on Friday that is a pretty yummy lean and green meal for those of you who are also with me on a weight loss journey.


  1. I am excited to see Divergent! Congrats on your weight loss - it's something I want to work on, too!