It is 10:13AM. I got up about an hour ago. After I went to the bathroom I weighed in. I am not thrilled about it but am happy that I have at least lost something. I don’t think I’ll be waiting this long to weigh in again. I have only lost 3 pounds for the past 2 weeks. I think it’s good to weigh in often like I used to because then I can keep an eye on what is going on and if I’m gaining/not losing. So far I have lost a total of 64 pounds. I also know I had my hopes set a little high. I have been feeling a lot of stress lately and I know my head has not been 100% in the game. I also think I am going to go back to weighing in on Friday. I should have known better than to have cheated on Friday and then weigh in on Sunday. Part of me was hoping for a 10 pound weight loss but I knew deep down it wasn’t much! I have acknowledged it and I am going to MOVE ON! I know what I have to do to.
On another note I got some of this oatmeal at the grocery store the other day. I had some for breakfast today and it isn’t that bad! It came in a box with 5 pouches. It has the oats rolled in flax seed and I have heard so much about flax seed since I’ve been on my diet. I have finally found a way I will eat it. The oatmeal was on sale for .88 cents and I need to go get more while it’s still on sale. You add water and microwave for 90 seconds. It is so easy to prepare and 2 boxes at .88 cents will last me TEN days for breakfast! How cool and it is 165 calories for one pouch.
I am already on my second cup of green tea and am determined to make today great. I have another busy day but I am going to make the most of it and grab the bull by the horns! There should be no reason why I should be sad. I have lost 64 pounds and just because it may not be going as fast as I’d like it to right now; I just need to be happy with where I am at the moment!
9/16/2012 11:26:19 pm
Hi Marilyn! You do not know me but I found out about your blog from a friend we share together (Ashley Maenpaa) hope that's ok. I just have to say reading your blog really inspires me each and everyday. I read it religiously haha. Ill share with you a little about my weight loss story....I am 23 just like yourself and I've been on my own weight loss journey for about 8 months now. It's started very slow but slow was the only way I think that enabled me to assimilate into a whole new "lifestyle change" which is what weight loss like yours and mine has to come to eventually. At my highest weight I remember myself at one like I was 293lbs. My entire life I have been overweight but much like yourself never gave it much thought because I never dealt with much ridicule and have a family who loves and supports me just the way I am and always told me i was "just big boned". To my devestation one day I was looking though pictures and became overly emotional about being the "big girl" in pictures. I couldn't believe that I had let myself go like that and never even noticed. So after taking the "bull by the horns" as one may call it I revamped my lifestyle completely I am happy to say I am down to 208 lbs the last time I weighed yself which was last Monday. Today is my weigh in at Ashley's house and picture day to mark our progress. We are currently doing the body by VI 90 day chalk nge and are eachothers cheer leaders. So that's a little about myself so you don't think I'm some creeper lol. Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your journey with the world and myself. Blogging let's other people like me feel like they are not alone and that "real" people do exist and struggle with weightloss just like me. If I can ever be of any help in your journey please feel free to message me with my email provided! You look great! Keep up the amazing work you are doing! Most importantly thank you for inspiring me to keep on track and not fall of this wagon! It's sure is a bumpy ride but there is a destination in sight and determination and will power will definitely get us there!!
9/17/2012 05:44:39 am
It would be great to meet you! The next time I am in Iron Mountain we should all get together. Next month I am having a Halloween party on the 27th, you should go with Ash! :-) I really appreciate your comment and wish you the best of luck on finishing out your journey!
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My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.