Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dieting update... I am almost me again!!!!

Well, it has been 3 months or so (probably almost 4 months) since I started dieting. All in all so far I have lost 37 pounds!!!! I am 13 pounds from my second goal. I have set three goals for myself, I hit one of them June 26th, 2011... so here I go so close to goal #2!!

I was going to take a picture of me at my current weight, but the day before I was going to take the picture I got a GINORMOUS zit on my chin, making me look like a chubby crack head, so now I have to wait till it disappears to take a pic. I was able to find a "before" pic, but it is just me from the boobs up. I had a picture taken of me when I was 3 pounds from my second goal, so I put them together in one picture. I can see the loss of weight just in my face!

Since the 2nd picture was taken I have lost an additional 14 pounds! 

I found myself hating having my picture taken. Telling people to take my pic from the boobs up because I was so embarrassed to show how much weight I had gained. Now I am thrilled that I have a waist again, thrilled that I do not have to wear body shapers to hide bulge, thrilled that I can fit into my old work slacks without muffin top (well, one pair still gives me muffin top).

The only setback so far has been going to the States in June where I had 2 weeks of maintaining my weight (thank GOD I did not gain anything). The thing that I believe has kept me on this diet for so long is that I am not depriving myself of anything. I still eat what I want, but I just watch the caloric intake. I found a few websites that help a LOT in helping me keep track of what I am doing. WebMD has a planner that you set all of the information in there and it tells you how much you should eat how many calories you need to burn to achieve weight loss. The second one is Spark People which does the same thing, but it also has a community forum of people with similar goals as you do, and they are super supportive!

I am all for support in weight loss, so if anyone is on a similar journey, get in touch with me and let's do this together!!! If anyone wants to start on this journey, do the same... I know that support from others helps a shit ton... that and a good scale.

I used to hate the scale, but since I got my scale, the Taylor 7506 Glass and Chrome Digital Scale, just seeing the weight drop down bit by bit (.2 lbs or .4 lbs even) is enough to keep me motivated. Those scales that you step on and they spin to your weight just do not show your weight accurately. The scale I have (mentioned above) is accurate to .2 of a pound! That is awesome!!!!

So confession time for me: I will reveal my weight... ugh, this is so hard....

When I started this diet, I weighed 225 pounds *GASP*, as of this morning I am 188.4 pounds; if that is not motivation, I do not know what is.

14 comments:

Alejandro said...

you're doing it!!! keep going and the i want proof!!!
A

JIM said...

It is not easy as most of us can agree but so worth it.. I'm proud of your effort. Congratulations





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Debi said...

Good work...I have been dieting myself but I have been doing it the medical way. Very heard of HCG? It really works. I lost 30 pounds in two months....You spend two months on an one month off. I thought that I would put the weight back on but I lost 2 1/2 in that month. Going back on it in two weeks. Can't wait...20 pounds to go... Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome Laura!! Congratulations!!- Stacey

Jewell said...

I am so proud of you! =) Keep up the awesome work and the updates!!! =)

Bongo said...

You are so beautiful no matter what a scale says....I too will reveal my weight then...235 pounds....I met my goal 8 months later at 155 pounds..I have since gained 20 pounds over the last year and a half ..but it's also stayed and maintained..so at my age I consider myself lucky...I lost it on weight watchers online..I loved all the gadgets I got to play with LOLOL...You're doin great!!!!!
I have faith in you..YOU CAN DO IT...Love you...As always...XOXOXOXO

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Well done, Laura. I'm going to come back after my holiday (to be taken soon) and ask you for tips! Wow, I'm so happy for you. Hugs..

crazyladyx5 said...

GREAT JOB!!! You are so right to NOT deprive yourself. Make a lifestyle of healthy choices with a small splurge here and there. Keep up the good work!

Larry Lewis said...

Strangely i wrote today about keeping promises to yourself. You are demonstrating the strength of the human mind when it decides on a goal that is a must have. You are an inspiration to others. What you have achieved is remarkable, but shows what is possible. Keep it up, and definetely now is your time to help others achieve the same. You are a guiding light

Debi said...

Keep up the good work...We all know how hard it is to do it on your own..Thumb up to you!

Jessica M said...

Congrats! You look great!

Debbie said...

This is awesome and way to go! I must add that if you look at the pictures closely you can see it in your arms and shoulders as well. Just look :) You look awesome.

Michelle said...

So proud of you! Keep up the great work!

-Michelle

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