Since my last posting about weight loss, I fell off the band wagon. The fall was a huge blow to my ego. Losing weight used to be so easy. I could drop 15lbs in a month, but not now. Every inch and every pound is struggle. I gained the 8lbs that was lost using Weight Watchers and that brought me back to square one.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, even with our shrinking family (my grandmother passed in 2010), the food was still abundant. Thanksgiving fell a few days before the 1st anniversary of my grandmother’s death, which didn’t help me control my eating. I ate and enjoyed every bite. The next day, I felt awful inside and out.
I was uncomfortable with the way I let myself go. I had every excuse: my meds made me fat and I couldn’t be very active because of my leg. NO! No more excuses. In December of 2011, I went on a strict 1200-1500 calories per day diet. It hasn’t been easy and very trying at times, but I’ve continued and pressed on.
To date I have lost 28.5lbs. It has taken months of hard work and determination, but I did it. I’m not trying to get back to my modeling weight, but I do have another 10-20lbs to go to be happy.
Mission Accomplished: Making and Achieving Goal and Not Making Excuses