I am so excited to share that I finally hit one of my weight loss goals. I have finally lost 25 pounds. It has taken me months to get there and I still have more to go. When I first started trying to lose weight, I thought it would be easier and would go quicker. I have tried dieting for a few years and every time I just gave up after a month or two after not losing quick enough. This is the first time in a long time that I have actually stick with it and not given up.
Going from 195 to 170 is amazing. I now want to get to 155 and then tone my body from there. I would love to get to 140 but I want to remain realistic and not let myself get overwhelmed and defeated. Some days it is hard to stay on track. I would love to eat cake, fast food and drink soda but I can not do that. I have to say no to those things. I can not give in to temptation. My family has horrible health. My parents are in their mid-50's and they are both falling apart already. I do not want their health issues. They have ate horribly over the years and neglected their bodies. I want to protect mine as it is the only one I get.
I feel like now, I do look skinnier. My face is thinner, I have a jaw line and now 2 jaws. I am starting to have a flatter tummy and my legs are tinnier. My posture has improved and my back rolls are going away. I am slowly seeing the differences that are helping me stay motivated.
The big thing that helps me I believe is the gym. I work out, a lot. I do cardio for 30 minutes 5 nights a week and 30 minutes of weights 5 nights a week. I hate working out some nights but if I do not go work out, I will fall right back into my old habits. I have stopped drinking, eating fast food, snacking and I cut out junk food and soda. At first, this sucked but now I do not miss it at all. I do let myself have rewards but not all the time. I do not deprive myself but I do not go crazy either. It is all about moderation.
I hope to have hit 155 by Thanksgiving. That is my next big goal and I think I can do it. It took me 6 months to lose 25 pounds and I see no reason why I can not lose 15 more by Thanksgiving!