Monday, January 3, 2011

Second Post of 2011♥

WOW! All of those comments basically melted my heart. Thank all of you so much. Those comments really gave me a lot of initiative and motivation to keep this going, and work on myself harder than I have been. Every single one of those comments posted by all of you made my entire day, so thank you. I appreciate them.
Lately I have been taking my dog for walks of about 20 minutes, everyday. This gives me a good chance to get out of the house for a little while, and give my dog the exercise she only dreams about. Although there is so much snow and ice on the ground, it's hard to keep my balance with the tugging and pulling of my oh-so determined puppy, the walk is worth it. It's not just walking around the block, however, it does have a lot to do with getting my heart rate going, and occasionally breaking a sweat. Being on winter break from school, I do have a lot of time on my hands, and don't always stick to the usual times to have meals. I did have breakfast today though, which was a major plus. And I managed to pick up some Special K protein bars, as well as berry cereal. I have been eating fruit on a regular basis, which helps me get some energy. Although I wasn't out of the house much today, I did focus on a full clean of my room, and finishing all the laundry. Both chores kept me busy for most of the day. 
My birthday is coming up at the end of the week, but that gives me no excuse to pig out. I have planned to have turkey, along with my favorite sides of baked potatos and tuna fish salad for my birthday dinner with my family. And I was never a big fan of cake, so that won't be an issue.
Ever since I have watched the show "I used to be fat" I have not been able to get that girl, Gabby, out of my head. Her and I are almost exactly in the same situation. I need to loose the same exact pounds as she did, and although she only had 111 day's to loose 90 pounds, she accomplished her goal, and by the end of the show, she was absolutely glowing. Not only had she lost the weight, but she also managed to put more effort into a lot of the things she did, even when she didn't have the full support of her family. That was probably the most inspiring show I have ever watched. If she can do that in 111 days, why can't I do it in 231? that's more than double her time. So I know that I can do this. And getting my license in a few months will help just as much. I have more motivation now, than ever before. This is gunna be a huge year for me, and I am so ready for it. I appreciate all of the offers, and other blogs shown to me through the comments, and I will no doubt be following them. Again, thank you all so much. You have no idea how much it means to me.


  1. Thanks so much! You've inspired me to start my own weight loss blog:

  2. Keep up the great work! You can definitley do this!
    Do yourself a favor and get yourself some Yaktrax so your puppy can't pull you down on the snowy walks.....

  3. You CAN and WILL do this. Just remember that you're doing this to be healthy.

    Do you have a Wii? I get a good workout by doing the Just Dance games, and Wii Fit. I usually dance for 20-30 minutes and it gets my heart rate up. I don't look great doing it, but I'm having fun! :)

  4. Hi! Just want to encourage you on your journey to greater vitality and mobility through weight loss. You sound really motivated, and its great that you've started walking your dog regularly. I've been through a weight-loss journey myself, so know some of what you are experiencing. I'm much older than you are, and was not heavy as a teenager; I started gaining weight during college (as many people do), but instead of losing it after graduation I kept gaining, until I was finally over 200 (yes, two hundred) pounds overweight. IT took two years, two months, and a couple of weeks, but I reached my goal in 2010. Now I'm learning how to maintain, and to learn that it is OK to occasionally enjoy (yes, enjoy)foods that are not part of any weight-loss regime. Life is so different now, and I'm sure it will be for you, too! One thing I've noticed that you may experience: people were used to relating to me as a heavy person, and as someone who could be counted on to eat pretty much anything if we went out for a meal. I've had to - politely but firmly and consistently - educate the people around me that I'm doing things differently now. Some are much more receptive than others; those that are not --I have to ask myself whether they are truly friends or not. Something else I've had to learn is that--especially after reaching my goal -- occasionally eating something decadent does not mean failure or defeat. As long as it doesn't become routine, its just part of life. So having said all that: I know you can do this!!!! Take it just a day at a time, even, when necessary, an hour at a time. And you will succeed, and then you'll enjoy life in ways you may never have dreamed possible! Sending you blessings for the journey!

  5. Curious how you're progressing? Lots of people rooting for you, hope you're doing well.

  6. Good luck! =)
    I'm starting my own weight loss blog soon =)