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February 2014 Weight Loss

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Here are my stats for February 2014:

Weight Loss Goal 2014: 50 lbs

Pounds to Lose:  45 lbs

Monthly Pounds Lost for February 2014: 0 lbs (maintained)

Inches lost: 0 (maintained)

February was a horrible month for weight loss. But then again I did not gain a pound either. I should be happy for that but I just can’t help but feel like a failure.

I recently had someone advise me on losing weight. LOL

I asked this person, “Have you ever been overweight?” of course, they responded “no”.

I replied, “Then you would not understand.”

To which he stated, “It’s as simple as eating less and exercising more.” Then he went to suggest the Lap Band. LOL

I wish it were as simple as eating less and exercising more. Sigh…but the Lap Band is not the answer either. One of the things I have learned during my excruciatingly slow weight loss journey is that I had to learn what works for me and my body. This doesn’t happen quickly or within a few months. Maybe if I was in my 20’s it could be that way. My doctor said my body does not lose weight like a normal person and I have to be very patient. I am going to continue to be patient and let my body lead me to skinniness.

By the way, I finally took a full length pic…BE NICE!

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January 2014 Weight Loss

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This year I am going to lose 50 pounds. Notice I said, I am going to lose 50 pounds. Not that I plan to lose or that I intend to lose. I believe affirming what your saying is 75% of the battle. The other 25% is actually doing. But with anything it all begins in the mind.

I know this is somewhat late getting started for the year, but to tell you the truth I have been busy. I am going to keep myself accountable by doing a present weight loss-weight gain-no weight loss at the end of every month.

Here are my stats for January 2014:

Weight Loss Goal 2014: 50 lbs

Monthly Pounds Lost for January 2014: 5 lbs

Pounds to Lose:  45 lbs

Inches lost: 1′ rib, 1′ waist, and 1.5′ hip

January 2014 was a time for me to reflect on what my new weight loss goal would be since I lost only 3 lbs during the holidays. Which in the grand scheme of things is not bad but would have been better if it was like 10 lbs. I stated away from alcohol and ate normal for most days. I did not let people pressure me to overeat. I have learned to politely decline when I am not hungry.

In March 2014 will be one year with no cold drinks. I have to say that to date, I honestly don’t miss them, even Diet Mountain Dew.

I know this is late for January but I promise to post February’s weight loss/gain in a more timely manner. 🙂