Here I sit, home alone on Valentine's Day and you know what - I'm so happy it doesn't matter! As of last Saturday I've lost 30 lbs. and am at the bottom of my skinny clothes. That feels amazing! I started training for a 5k with a C25k podcast. It's actually a cool thing and a good motivator to get through a half hour of cardio. I've never liked doing cardio, and I REALLY haven't liked running but I'm doing both to get to a goal and apparently - it's working :) I think it took me getting to the place where I was ready to get results and work hard to get them. If it took eating differently, exercising differently, thinking differently - I was/am willing to do it. I think that's the struggle for all of us who are trying to change our lives. Hitting rock bottom and being willing to do whatever it takes not to stay there. Everyone CAN change. The question is are you ready to.
Every day I look at myself in the mirror and think I don't look any different. I'll tell you right now, don't trust your own eyes. Trust the way your jeans fit and what other people observe. Then allow yourself to be happy! It's hard not to think it's a drop in a bucket, and trust me I battle that one all the time, but the less I worry about the contents of the bucket and instead focus on each small success the better I feel.
I started writing my next 5 lb. goal on my hand so that I'm always thinking about it. Five pounds doesn't seem so overwhelming and seeing the number 35 on my hand reinforces my commitment to myself. If you are thinking about or trying to lose weight know that you can do it! Find the thing that works for you and go for it. For me it started with drinking shakes and getting the proper nutrition. Maybe for you it's getting up and moving daily. Find someone you can share your journey with and go for it! You may end up happy like me! :)
My name is Kat and I'm a single mom of two young adults. I have not always been overweight but after having children and going through some personal hurdles, let it get out of control. My philosophy about eating is this: Eat real food. Real eggs, butter, veggies. Eliminating processed junk as much as possible. I eat butter, not faux butter product because I believe my body can better process real food rather than chemicals.