Well....... I weighed in this morning and for this week I have lost a total of 4 pounds! I wish it was more but I have been doing everything right and have not had any slip ups this week. I now weigh 240 and am 98 pounds down. I only have 2 more to go until I will get to my goal of being 100 pounds down! I still hope to be there by tomorrow. I am going to exercise my butt off today, eat right and cross my fingers. We will see! Anything is possible!!
I had my lemon water first thing and then made myself oatmeal for breakfast. I am on my 3rd cup of green tea and have most of my water jug to go. I am not sure what I will have for lunch or if I will have lunch and I will have a salad for dinner. I still have yet to do my first work out for today but I plan to get 3 in today. I want to do my first workout after I post this, one in the afternoon and then work out once more before bed. I want to be 100 pounds down by tomorrow so bad. I know I shouldn't get my hopes up like I am but it's hard not to when I'm so freaking close! I ran into a friend I went to school with in the store yesterday and she said she almost didn't recognize me!
Favorite quotes from February 2013:
"I can't wait to 100 pounds down. I don't like to set deadlines but I am hoping to lose these last 15 pounds in the next couple of months. I can do it! I know I can. May 1st will mark one year since I have started my journey and it would be great to say I lost 100 pounds in a year. I had high hopes in the beginning by hoping I would have already been down 100 pounds this past November but I fell a little behind. That's ok, I'm kicking butt now and I WILL be 100 pounds down by May 1st if it kills me! Figuratively speaking..."
"You have all been so great with supporting me. You all have kept me
"I keep thinking of all the things I want to do this summer that I never thought I could do last summer. The fair this year is going to be so great. I never went on any rides because I didn't want to get embarrassed If I had to get off of a ride because I couldn't buckle myself or fit comfortably. NOT this year! This Summer is going to be full of new activities and things I never considered doing. I just hope I have enough Summer time to do all the things I want to do lol. Michael better get ready! I feel this whole Winter I have been stuck inside and my rubber band keeps twisting and twisting and then when Summer hits...BOOM! I'M OFF!"
"It's crazy how your body changes when you lose a lot of weight. I never would have thought I would have lost so much weight on my hands. Michael wasn't sure what size ring to get me so he guessed and got me a size 8. When I put it on, it fit so perfect! It was like it was made for me. It's not tight and it's not loose. It amazes me because my ring finger used to be a size 10!!!! What a great motivator this wedding is going to be for me and my weight loss!"
"It's funny how when you stop eating fast food, you realize just how much they shove it's advertising down your throat on a daily basis. I can't go anywhere, public or online, without a hamburger getting forced in my face. I have been proud of myself for staying away." -Entry #261, February.23.2013
"I've never smiled so much in my life. I am going to keep moving forward and am not looking back. I always knew I wanted to lose weight but I never imagined it would feel this good."
Favorite quotes from March 2013:
"I have been so happy. Not just because I have lost 91 pounds but by also being positive! Positive thinking in EVERY aspect of your life is the way to go. No matter what it is, I have been flipping every negative thought into a positive one. Sometimes it's hard but you just have to force yourself to do it and move on. Instead of complaining (about anything OR anyone) I force myself to think positively and in doing so there leaves no room for any negative. It can only benefit you AND the people around you. If you can do that, happiness will come. It's so easy to get sucked down the road of self pity and jealousy. It's an ugly road and I have been down it before (who hasn't) and I can honestly say I don't miss it! Once you accept yourself and your life you will begin to see things much, MUCH clearer. One thing I had wrong in the begging was that I thought if I lost weight it would change everything. Like a miracle cure. I mean it has in a way but losing weight doesn't erase all of your problems. The way it has helped me is by letting me see things clearer. It has taken off the blindfold I have been wearing for so long and has helped me see things in a different light. I have been through a lot of self-reflection over these past 10 months and it sure has been a journey but I wouldn't change one bit of it. I feel I am a better person today and I can't wait to see what my future holds!"
"I have been slacking and spiraling downwards into my old ways. Today is my turning point and I am going to be going full speed ahead until I reach my goal of losing 100 pounds. I am very close and I will not let myself sabotage it." -Entry #277, March.18.2013
"This is all new to me. I have never been this size before and I have never had so many clothing options to choose from! It is an amazing feeling when everything fits that you try on. I am going to and have been having fun experimenting with new styles/looks! The possibilities are endless for me now. Before when I would get new clothes they had to be bought around what would cover up my fat rolls/belly the best. Now I can shop for clothes that flow with the curves of my body. My new forming wardrobe makes me feel sexy, beautiful & confident. I feel losing this weight has helped me feel more like a woman. It has helped me grow into who I need to be and is still helping me grow to become the best woman I can be. I feel I was lost before but now I am found!"
"WELP, I weighed in this morning for the first time in a while. I knew deep down that I had gained a few pounds back since my last weigh in. I can't even remember when that was. Maybe 3 weeks ago? 2 weeks? Any who, I have gained 3 pounds back. I'm glad it's just 3 and not more. I'm not going to let it get me down! If I could lose my Holiday weight gain of 15 pounds in 11 days, I can get to 100 pounds down in no time. I just have to STICK TO IT!!!!!!!!"
"The month of April is going to be all about kicking butt!! No cheat days, nothing! In exactly 1 month it will mark 1 year since I have started my journey. I am feeling the fire on my hiney and am getting myself ready to give it my all because I want to be 100 pounds down or more by May 1st! I can do it; I don't have that far to go. I am ready to finish this out. No more putzing around."
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.