10. S T U C K

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Hi,

For the last week and a half I have been stuck between 201 and 203 lbs. I was beginning to be really discouraged. I have been working really hard and not seeing the results that should be associated with the amount of work that I have been putting in. It was really discouraging and at some point in the the last week I wanted to give up. I didn’t think that the work was worth it until I remembered that there was a point in time where I didn’t think that 201 was even possible.

Now here I am at 201 complaining about the weight loss process is not moving fast enough. It took me so long to get here, I can’t rush the process. I still have a long ways to go, but I’ve made it this far. I can do it, I know that I can make it.

If anyone is actually reading this, know that you have the ability to overcome.

Until next time,

Laur

9: I hate the StairMaster

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Hi,

As the title clearly states I HATE  the StairMaster. Well, hate is kind of a strong word, but I have great disdain for the StairMaster. This is in no way because it has wronged me nor have I fallen off of it. My disdain for the StairMaster is solely because it has and continues to overpower me.

In my first attempts at using this eternal stairway to hell, I could not last longer than 2 minutes. After these two minutes, I began losing all will to continue and was overpowered by the machine. In my most recent attempt I made it to 12 minutes where I would gradually increased the speed. I recognize that this is great progress, but am still somewhat defeated that I have yet to conquer this machine. (by conquer I mean last longer than 20 minutes at a 6)

Dear StairMaster,

I am coming for you! My progress may be slow, but I will surely make it.

Sincerely,

Laur

 

I’m going to keep at this and hopefully sometime in the near future I will be able to provide an update that I have conquered the StairMaster.

Until next time,

Laur

7. I suck at this

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Hi,

So, I really suck at staying consistent with this thing. I would like to be, but life. So an update, I’m down 28.5 pounds. YAY!! This is really exciting and I’m glad that I have continued on this journey even though I have had several pitfalls.

When started this blog I weighed in at 224. After the holiday season, I weighed in at a whopping 231 pounds. This is the largest I have ever been in my life. I was embarrassed that I allowed myself to get this big, particularly when I had decided to go on this journey.

So over the last several months I have forced myself to be more consist with my workouts. Although I still don’t love working out, it has been great and good for me. I have tried to get into the gym at least 3 times a week, some weeks I make it in there 5 times and on a few occasions not at all. The biggest thing that I have learned from all of this is that even when I don’t get in there as often as I like, the next week is a new week and I can keep going.

On a positive note, I got a lot of positive affirmation that this journey is making a change. This past weekend, my friends and people who have known me for a while told me how good I look and encouraged me to keep it up. It felt good to have people acknowledge the work that I have put in. It was kind of motivating.

I’m going to keep going and hopefully soon get a bit closer to my goals.

Sincerely,

elLE

 

2: Measurements and Goals

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Hi,

When I finally decided to wake from my  slumber this morning, I realized that while my first post was an introduction, it really didn’t tell you much about what I expected from this process.

I have weight goals. I do not think that they are unattainable, I just have to get my butt (and gut) in gear to do the work that is required of me to get there. My weight goal is to get down to 160. If you’re going by BMI, my goal weight is still considered on the obese end of the spectrum, but I really and truly DON’T CARE! In my current mind frame, I think that that would be a good weight for me. If I lose more, that’s great. If I lose less, but look and feel good, that’s even better.

Throughout this journey, I will be sharing my weight and measurements, but that’s not really what my main focus will be. The main purpose of this journey is to get to a point where I am living a livable healthy lifestyle and I am happy with the way that I look and feel in my own skin. I don’t think that I could ask for anything more than to be comfortable in the skin that I have been given.

Current measurements (as of 9:30 AM):

Waist: 40.25″              Hips: 46.75″

Those were the only measurements that I did. In my next measurement and weight update, I’ll be sure to include bust as well.

Until next time;

elLE