It is the 5th of January and I started this journey the 5th of June. So, today it has officially been 7 months and I have lost a total of 120 pounds. I am thrilled with my results and work hard for every single ounce I shed. It is becoming more and more challenging to lose but I will continue to be persistent and keep on keeping on. I will not let any lag in my progress convince me that it is not working or that I should give up. Those are lies that I have told myself in the past so I could quit and fall back into comfortable bad habits. Unfortunately, those comfortable bad habits have the potential to kill me and were doing just that.
I posted most recently about an upcoming weight loss challenge that I am participating in. I am hoping this gives me some extra "oomph" to push myself back into some serious fat burning so the scale can respond more favorably. I did an updated "InBody" scan recently and have lost a small percentage of muscle in my arms and abdominal region. I had been consistently gaining muscle throughout the majority of this journey. To know that I didn't lose A LOT of weight this stretch but lost some muscle is a bummer. I'll be trying out some adjustments over the next couple of weeks and see if I can turn that around.
I posted this image for my 6 month anniversary at 107 pounds of loss. That means I lost 13 pounds in my seventh month. I'm hoping to report a 20 pounds loss by February 5th. Twenty more pounds shed would be solid. I can't really complain about 13 when it's still 2 pounds a week. It didn't go on overnight and it's not going to come off overnight. This is me trying to convince myself that I'm still doing fabulous. I am. I really am.
I'm in a place where I look forward to what I might look like down the road, what I'll be able to physically accomplish and do, and what I will FEEL like inside and out. Instead of feeling like a big ol' fat girl, I feel like a fit person trapped in a cumbersome body composed of too much fat. I look forward to each day so I can repair all the damage I have done to myself. It is so worth it.
I wish I could help everyone understand that THIS is so much better than abusing food, Netflix, and other sedentary habits. BUT, I can only change me and I intend to keep doing just that.