"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." This has been a tough year for me with my weight loss journey. I've struggled and cried, felt confused and wanted to give up. I'm not a quitter and this journey is not about maintaining a size 2 figure. It's about growth. I'm proud of myself, and I will never forget the sad girl I broke away from, to the woman I see in the mirror today ❤️ #keepgoing#journeytomentalhealth#100poundweightloss#notasize2#morelikesize6
You don't have to go from 0 to 100 overnight when getting started on this journey. It's okay to take baby steps, it's okay to cut back on one bad habit at a time, it's perfectly fine to start being more active by taking a walk every day. You don't need to go from eating junk & fast food every day to following a strict 'clean' eating diet -- or from being completely sedentary to spending hours in the gym. You can (& SHOULD) take your time learning new healthy habits that you can maintain LONGTERM. I started on this journey but cutting back on liquid calories (soda, juice etc), drinking more water, eating smaller portions of foods I enjoyed and working out (heavily modified) to DVDs in my living room. & guess what? That's pretty much exactly what I'm still doing 5+ years into this journey. I workout at home (using Beachbody DVDs), I make healthier choices in the kitchen & chug my water. It doesn't happen overnight. It takes patience and dedication to yourself. It's not easy, but it's well worth it...♥️. •••DON'T FORGET! My next DietBet is starting in 13 days!! Link to play is in my bio!!•••. #transformationtuesday#myjourney#transform#weightloss#healthy#fitspo#goals#100poundweightloss#motivation#samegirl#newmindset#healthy#lifestyle#getfit#change#youcantoo
The guy on the left could eat 8 whoppers the guy on the right could eat 8 whoppers the only thing changed was the mind set. Don't ever compare me to your trainer or your gym to Lovely Bodies, we have clients that's 500 pounds, 400 pounds, 300 pounds, 90% of our clients start at 250 pounds and up! Our gym is not the same, we are the leaders of major weight loss. I am the leader of Lovely Bodies, but every trainer I hire is equipped with what it takes to make sure all of our clients have a successful weight loss journey, we take them Obese and turn them into Models kinda like I did myself 😂😂😂 #teamlovelybodies#lovelybodies#100poundweightloss#gymforobese#gang#FBF#12poundsawayfromshuttingsummerdown#waituntilyouseemynewgainzzz
Part of our Liberty Fit Advent devotion this morning. #I will not doubt, for I am free and Satan cannot threaten me..."
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Can I be open with you?
In 2004, I set out to lose 140 pounds and did it in 18 months.
Size 26 and 300 pounds, to size 5/6 and 150 pounds.
Scary as all get out!!
I had no idea what to do next.
When I hit "maintenance" had no idea what that even meant. A foreign concept in my vocabulary. .
I remember asking my grandmother, "am I allowed to eat a cookie?"
Afraid of doing it wrong, eating the wrong food or missing a workout because I was scared of gaining the weight back.
I did not know it at the time, but my relationship around food, exercise and even with my own body was off kilter the years following my weight loss.
Disordered eating, over exercising and shameful with my body after my 150 pound weight loss.
I did not have anyone to talk to about these thoughts or know that what I was feeling and going through was off balance. I thought it was what I needed to do to not gain weight.
It was when I was able to work through it all (food, exercise and body issues) and hired my own health coach a few years ago is when I gained a better relationship and freedom in these areas.
When I started my weight loss journey 14 years ago I was not sure what to do or how to even do it.
So, I joined a gym and hired a personal trainer. As much as I would have liked to tackle it all on my own it was something I needed the guidance, expertise and support from a professional.
You are not meant to do it alone or on your own.
My most recent obsession/inspiration @jordanshrinks suggested in her posts (I went through all of them and read all her captions... she is very patient answering the same questions over and over btw) but she suggested on a post and in her YouTube video to make a list of the reasons why I am losing weight. So here's my list. It's a little embarrassing to talk about, especially number 1 because literally the most basic things are starting to get really difficult for me. Things like tying my shoes, getting out of bed, wiping my butt, shaving, etc are all really hard right now because I seem to have gained all my weight in my stomach. 2 is obvious, when you're extremely over weight like I am, physical activity is really hard, which is weird and humbling because I consider myself somewhat of an athlete, I like and excel at most sports so it's a big deal not being able to participate - or at least in the way I want to be able to. 3, I don't go to the doctor, like ever, but I am pretty sure I am pre-diabetic, if not diabetic. I have many of the symptoms and it runs pretty deep on my moms side of the family. 4, simple - literally none of my clothes fit and that sucks! 5, I have a history of high blood pressure, so bad that through high school I had to go to the doctor every day after school for a few months to get it checked. It was also really high while I was pregnant and seems to have regulated a bit since having Tristan (which is interesting). Anyways, here's my reasons! What are yours? #weightloss#weightlossjourney#weightloss2017#weightlossgoals#100poundstolose#100poundweightloss#eatingdisorderrecovery#weightwatchers
Ive recently become obsessed with @jordanshrinks I've been going through all of her old posts and reading like how she stayed motivated early on and moving forward. She shared one post about how she wishes she would have taken more pictures during so she could do more comparisons and encouraged her followers to definitely take more pictures, even if you hate them. So here that is. I expected a bigger loss, but with no real reason why... 3.3 is good for a week and definitely a good start. Ordered a treadmill but it won't be here until 1/2/18, perhaps it will just help me with my 2018 goals! #weightloss#weightlossjourney#weightloss2017#weightlossgoals#100poundstolose#100poundweightloss#eatingdisorderrecovery#weightwatchers
I've seen several people recommend scrambling eggs with broccoli pieces, but that always seemed so WEIRD to me, so I was resistant to try it. But I'm currently in Clean Out the Fridge mode, and I had one serving of broccoli left, so I bit the bullet and tried it out. It's GOOD! I sauteed the broccoli with some garlic first, then added my 2 eggs and scrambled it all together with sea salt and chili powder. Eaten with a slice of whole grain gluten free toast. Very yummy #secondbreakfast . #eatlikeaHobbit This meal counts as 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow.
Ask any chef 👨🍳 👩🍳. We face all types of temptation. Add to that the stress of professional cooking 🥘, long hours and not taking time for breaks. it is a recipe for stress eating. And when you do eat its usually something that you scarf down that is totally bad for you. You don’t even think about it. You’re hungry, there is food, you eat. .
.Then there come the time when you realize that you have not taken care of yourself. You’re fat, walking with a limp, over 100 pounds overweight, depressed and hating life. What do you do? .
You can either do something about it, or you can continue to spiral out of control. .
I’m looking at this 400 portions of carrot cake. I love carrot cake. But I have to think and ask myself some questions. Am I that hungry? Do I need to eat this or should I eat something that is better. Will this satisfy me. What am I feeling now; anger, stress, sadness, overwhelm? And will eating this fix what is wrong? .
. I’m not saying that there will never be a piece of carrot cake that will pass my pie hole (Hummingbird cake is much better) stuff like this is not for everyday. It is for celebrations. It would be much better to eat something that is good for me or even drink a meal replacement shake. Not even the slightest piece of this passed. Not even tempted! #ILost100Pounds#100PoundWeightLoss#Chef#Souschef#FatChef#FitChef#Livinglife#Fitorfat#GetFitOrGetFat#FitFoodie#YouNeverGetTooOld#stl#StLouis#Florissant#hazelwood#guywhocancook#ieatrealfood#weightlossgoals#carrotcake#gandalf#youshallnotpass
Nothing like taking a 30 minute drive and taking an impromptu hike. Still struggling to gracefully make my way down the mountain, but soon enough this will be a distant memory (at least that is what I’m hoping for). #aclclub