Scale Confessions My Weight Loss Journey

This is the first weigh-in in more than a year and I’m feeling good about my self. Granted, this week could have gone better, you know working out more and eating better. Although I wasn’t perfect, I pushed forward and worked out twice – out of nothing – and tracked all my food – even when I went over my daily calorie intake -.

 Weigh-In

This is my takeaway NOT GIVING UP. In the past I’ve gave up after seeing that I wasn’t perfect. I didn’t work out as schedule, I gave up. I wen’t over my daily calorie intake, I gave up. This time, if I didn’t workout as schedule, I didn’t beat myself out, instead I rearrange my thoughts and tried next day. This time , even when I knew I went over my calorie intake, I tracked it down and confronted.

I can say that I’m proud of my efforts this week and seeing the results gets me excited and a boost to continue, even when “I’m not perfect”.

Here is how week 01 went – 10/12/14 to 10/18/14

  • Starting Weight: 236.2 lbs
  • Previous Weight: 236.2 lbs
  • Current Weight: 234.5 lbs
  • Total Weight Loss: 1.7 lbs

Tracking my progress. 

Weight_Tracker_10.19.14

 

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Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough! Moving on and going forward.

Enough is Enough! Moving on and going forward.

Enough of taking it easy. Enough of not moving. Enough of overeating. Enough of making excuses. Enough of letting the voices in my head talk me out of doing things.

At some point I HAVE to do something. At some point I HAVE to stop blaming it on stress, been busy. At some point I HAVE to wear my big girl panties and look myself in the mirror and REALLY take a look at myself.

I have to STOP wishing and hoping that I’m going to lose weight. That magically one day I’m going to wake up and I’m going to be 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 pounds lighter. The truth is that…

I HAVE TO WORK TO GET WHAT I WANT.

There is no Magic Pill

To achieve results, you must work for it. This is true in every aspect of life; either work or weight loss the key is wanting it bad enough and work hard at it to get it.

There is no a Magic Lamp

Who doesn’t want to have a magic lamp with a genie that can grant you wishes? Unfortunately, or fortunately, we can’t have that. I say fortunately, because that way we can actually have a sense of accomplishment as we reach our goals. My mom always said that everything that is worth having or accomplish, takes work and effort.

This Monday, starts the new group challenge and I’m planning NO, I AM JOINING & DOING IT! Last May I did it and it was great. I had a great time and I lost some weight and inches.

What worked?

  • I had a positive attitude
  • I pushed through the excuses
  • I didn’t listen to the voices in my head. Instead I focus on the goal.
  • I took one day, one workout, one meal at a time
  • I tracked my food, even when I KNEW I overate
  • I kept touch with my feelings – writing in my blog and engaging with the Facebook Community we had

Since I know that what I listed above worked, I’m going back to basics. I’m using what I learned and what I know to reach my goals. I’m going to set small and achievable goals to keep me motivated and moving forward.

I’m going to start – once again – posting my weigh-ins. This was something that help me because it kept me accountable and even when I don’t have many followers/readers, it still was a good thing for me to do because I don’t like to see the gains in writing.

So with that here is my first weigh-in (in more than a year):

Week of 10/12/14 to 10/18/14

  • Starting Weight: 236.2
  • Previous Weight: N/A
  • Current Weight: N/A
  • Total Weight Loss: N/A

Measurements:

  • Neck: 14.5′
  • Arms: 13.5′
  • Bust: 43.5′
  • Waist: 38′
  • Hips: 50′
  • Thighs: 28′

Tracking my progress. 

Weight Ticker_10.12.14

 

First Goal 36 pounds off

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The “C” Day

The day of Change!

That is what the “C” of the title stands for. Why you ask? – and even if you  are not asking I’ll tell you!

This coming Monday July 14, 2014, I’m starting three new challenges. 3? YES 3… Over achiever much?  The truth that it sounds like a lot of changing at once, however all of them go hand in hand. One can’t be as successful without the other; check this out:

Challenge 1 Arbonne’s Detox

Arbonne’s Fit Kit

Have you heard of Arbonne before? Probably no, in any case, here it what it is: As in their website: Arbonne’s skin care products, based on botanical principles, became a reality in the United States in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world through Arbonne’s network of Independent Consultants.

So what is this Detox about? Well I have to say that it is one of the best, less harsh detoxes I’ve tried, and the best part is that it has a support group via Facebook so you don’t feel like you are alone doing this.

What do you get?

  • 2 bags with vegan and gluten free protein powder – either vanilla or chocolate.
  • Detox green tea
  • Energy Fizz Tabs
  • Fit Chews
  • Herbal Detox Teas
  • Daily Fiber Boost
  • Facebook group with weekly meal plans and recipe ideas.

How do you do it? 

Start your day with a detox tea and a breakfast shake. Have a sensible and clean lunch and snacks  – no process food or sugar – and for dinner, have another shake or a lite and healthy meal.  The Facebook group offer support an a weekly guide of what to eat and what to buy.

Challenge 2 PiYo

PiYo is the new Beachbody workout. PiYo is a high-intensity, low-impact workout for a new kind of STRONG {excerpt from the Beachbody webpage}

What is it about?

The famous and talented Chalene Johnson, mixed the best Pilates and Yoga movements to created an energetic lo-impact workout to make you torch calories for a strong and lean new you!

Although the third challenge it is not workout or diet related, I’m starting it at the same time. So here it is!

Challenge 3 Arbonne RE9 & Genius

These two are a winning combo to look younger!

These two are a winning combo to look younger!

What It Is?

The Genius is a resurfacing pads that exfoliate and make you skin glow. With nightly application, you can obtain results in just two weeks.

What It does?

Improve your skin’s elasticity, reduced the look of dark spots and make your skin feel softer and smooth.

As you can see, I have a very hectic 28 to 30 days ahead. I’m really excited and SCARED! But just like the 21 Day Fix Challenge, I KNOW I’ll do great and amaze myself of what I’m capable of.

What about you? Anything fun, exciting or challenging planned or going on?

See you next time!

Smile Often and be Healthy

Just One Cupcake

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