Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lifestyle Change

Lifestyle Change in Progress

If you know me personally you know I have been on a diet lifestyle change for the past 9 weeks.  I know I am only 26 years old, but I have had a lifelong struggle with weight and it is a hard road and lifestyle to change.
Growing up I always had "skinny" friends and I always felt like the bigger friend.  Luckily I had great friends around me and they never made me feel that way, it was always a way that I made myself feel.
Through the years I have loss weight and gained it...several times.  It is such a vicious cycle.  I have been on so many fad diets that worked for the time being, but the day I stop the weight came back on and then some.  I have blogged before about a meal replacement shake I was doing a few months back.You can read that post here.  I enjoyed that and will be back on them soon.  The reason I stopped them back in April was that I wanted to learn to eat.  I was sick and tired of loosing weight just to put it back on again.  I needed a lifestyle change, not just a diet.  I wanted to devote myself to a healthier lifestyle. 
Throughout the past 9 weeks I have learned how and what to eat or not to eat.   I am essentially now a Clean Eater
The first week of eating clean was an adjustment to my body.  I had to get used to eating smaller portions and not eating the processed foods I was used to. 

I wanted to write a blog about my new lifestyle/ weight loss journey for myself.  Seeing it written down keeps me accountable for what I am doing.  I usually weigh in every Monday, so I hope to write a blog once a week on my progress -regardless of a gain or loss-...this well help keep me in check.  I think this will also help me focus on something else beside what the scale says.  It is also an outlet for me to write my feelings on my struggles, progress, and frustrations.

I have kept up with my stats the past 9 weeks and I also have before pictures..but I'm saving them for later. Not ready to show those yet.  Before I started this journey I wanted to lose 20-25 pounds.

I started on May 16, 2012.

May 21- Down 7lbs
May 28- Down 4.5lbs (11.5 Total)
June 4- Down 2lbs (13.5 Total)
June 11- Down 3.5lbs (17.0 Total)
June 20- Down 1.5lbs (18.5 Total)
June 25- Down 2.5lbs (21 Total)
July 2- Down 0 (21 Total)
July 9- Down 2.5lbs (23.5 Total)
July 16- Down 0 (23.5 Total)

I have no clue what happened on July 2 and July 16.  My trainer says I am getting close to my target weight so it is going to come off slower.  I guess I am okay with that, as long as I don't gain anything that I have worked so hard to get off.  But like I said, even if I gain I will blog about it. 

Even though I am close to my goal of what I wanted to lose I am going to try my hardest to lose 12 more pounds.  I would be OK losing 7 more but I would like to give myself 5 pounds to play around with...just in case I was craving a good southern home cooked meal.

Now for a little motivation for the week.

A fellow blogger has this saying. "If it is important to you, you will do it...if it isn't important, you will find an excuse not to do it."


  1. Oh my, I'm so motivated!! I want to do this... have you heard of MyFitnessPal?? It's an awesome tool! Also, the Jillian Michaels work out books are REALLY really great to follow along with your clean eating.

  2. Your Wonderful Allie! Is MyFitnessPal an App? Sara Margaret is doing the Jillian Michaels 30 days Shred and I want to do it on my days off that I dont go to the gym. She told me you had a book that you went by for your workouts. Ill have to get that! Ill be finished training with my trainer in 4 weeks and it makes me nervous to do it by myself bc Im affraid I wont know what to do. Ill look into that!

  3. Wow!! I am so motivated! My goal is to lose 25lbs before we move back. This really helped motivate me! I will let you know if I get out of bed tomorrow morning at 5:30 to work out...that's the hardest part! Love ya!