It all boils down to ONE. Only one person has control over my weight, only one person can be strong enough to break the destructive cycle and choose to live a better, more healthy lifestyle, and that one person is ME.
As I start this challenge today 12/29/10, I am 270 lbs. I have lost 25 pounds so far. That in itself is a HUGE accomplishment for me. I still have 90 pounds to go, I know that means I still have a long way to go. But every pound I lose, every new shirt or pants I buy in a smaller size just solidifies the fact that I am doing a good job.
Ive slacked off these last two weeks, I really need to get back on track and be more serious. Although I tried to make good.. umm.. decent? food choices, I found m
yself enjoying food a little too much through the Holiday
s. And as much as I want to say "Oh well, I can start over on counting calories and I didn't do too much damage to myself" I know in my head that I did sabotage myself a little bit. I need to get over those negative thoughts and move on.
I look forward to this new challenge for many reasons. But I think I am looking forward to it most because it is total personal accountability. You won't have a team average on weigh in days, you have to push yourself to do the best you can do. And, you also wont be held back by team members who hadn't taken the challenge serious enough to stay with it. So I look forward to beating myself each week!
I am including pictures that were taken on Dec 16th. I did not take pictures today, but I took these on my birthday, I figured they would be a good baseline to go by, I cant wait to take pictures on my next birthday and see how far I've come in a year! Maybe I should start taking them every week and create a slide show.. hmm..