Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monthly Weight Loss and Pictures

Hey, everyone!
 
This morning, I weighed in at 163.2. I lost 2.4 lbs this month and lost 3.75 Inches overall. I'm happy with my losses this month and I worked VERY hard for them.
 
I started gaining weight rapidly the first half of the month and knew something had to change. I shared my frustration with my workout partner, Cheryl, on the 15th and she said that I should cut out carbs (unless they come from veggies or fruit) and white sugar until the end of the month. I literally laughed and was like, "No breads and stuff with white sugar? HA! Riiiight." Plus, as you all know, I don't believe in dieting. Well, after we talked more about it, I realized that I could do it for two weeks just to help me break through my plateau. I started on the 16th and ended it today. It was really hard and took a lot of self-control but I did it and it shows. I will say that I saw it way more in the way my clothes were fitting than I did on the scale though.
 
You don't realize how many complex carbs and stuff with white sugar that you're eating until you take them away. I will try to be more careful of the amount of both of those that I consume from now on but I will still continue to eat my bread, pasta, rice, sweets, etc ... while trying to exercise self-control and being mindful of how much I am consuming of each, of course. ;-D
 
I'm almost positive (no, I am positive) that I will gain some of the weight I lost this month back because of going back to incorporating that stuff back into my diet but at least it gave me a bit of a boost.
 
I've still been switching my workouts up, confusing my body and working super hard (I've been sore from my workouts most of the month!) and will continue to do so by God's grace. Thanks for always keeping me in your thoughts and prayers and always giving me words of love and support! You guys are awesome!
 
 
 
... Yes, I'm wearing shorts. I'm shocked, too! I went Spring/Summer clothes shopping earlier this month and actually bought shorts for the first time since I was a preteen. I know my legs are far from perfect but I think that I've worked hard enough to be able to wear shorts when it's hot! I'm learning that it's ok to be perfectly imperfect.  :)
 
Much love,

16 comments:

  1. Well done! I've tried to cut the carbs at times, but it always ends up with a binge at some stage.
    I need to exercise.. I am so not fulfilling my potential in that area. You are an inspiration :) LF.

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    1. Thank you! You can do it! Don't give up! :)

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  2. You failed to mention that I cut them completely out as well and agreed to do it with you! Lol. You are not going to gain it back. Don't even let yourself think that you will! Great work friend!

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  3. Lol. I hope not. Thanks, Cheryl!

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  4. You look fabulous! Love your hair and your shorts! Your legs look good too.

    Love you!

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  5. Thank you! Love you, too! :)

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  6. You look beautiful! Keep up the great work girl! You are so motivating! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I first found your blog a year ago. I was amazed and inspired by your success. After five months of trying to lose weight I slowly lost motivation. As summer is upon us I think about my weight loss goals again. You have stayed strong and look fantastic!!! What is your motivation? How do you keep doing it? How do you keep from getting burnt out?

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  8. Thank you, Heather!

    My motivation is wanting to be healthy, honor God with my body (it isn't mine after all), to be a mom (added weight doesn't help in getting pregnant) and to be able to help others with their journey and encourage them along the way, since I have been there.

    I keep doing it because of my prayers and the prayers of others. Prayer, exercising self-control and more prayer. I couldn't have made it this far without God's grace.

    I do get burnt out. There are days that I look forward to working out and days that I dread it. On the days when I dread it, I just try to remember how far I've come. But again, prayer really helps.

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