It was a first for me. I've never been called "the big lady" before. I don't blame the child, he was only stating what he observed. I'm only 5'4", so I know he wasn't referring to my height. I do weigh 190 pounds as of this morning. I wear a size 14. No excuses as to why I arrived at this weight. Only good eating, drinking and little exercise.
I've written numerous posts about my weight and how I'm going to change things:
Add to Lose ~ 2 Week Jump Start
Are Carbs the Enemy?
5:2 Diet ~ The Fast Diet
How Do You Unstick the Scale?
Unfortunately I have lost, gained, lost and gained again.
I have recently joined a group of ladies who all have the same goals in mind.
- Clean, healthy eating.
- Daily exercise or some form of movement.
- Sharing our daily work outs, what we've eaten, and how much water we've consumed.
- Engaging with each other and offering positive reinforcements.
- Posting photos and measurements monthly.
- Acknowledging that "Together We are Stronger"
I have cleaned up my eating habits and lost 4 lbs. I am exercising at least 25 minutes every day and feel much stronger. I have a long way to go, but with a little help from my friends I know that I will succeed this time.
My goal is to be a healthy 160 or size 10 by 6/25/15. My 50th birthday. I've shared this with the group. That's 1 lb a week. I'm a bit behind, but consciously working on it.
I'm trying to refocus on size versus weight because, at least for me, that's more important.
Have you lost weight? What have you tried in the past? What has worked for you?