I’ve been such a slacker. 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge Days 10-17
I clearly suck at commitments. :(
Day 10: What was the hardest thing you gave up during this weight loss?
Honestly, nothing in particular comes to mind because I don’t feel like I GAVE anything up. I learned moderation, made a lifestyle change, instead of telling myself I couldn’t have anything. But, I do recall in the beginning, when I was doing the 4 day diets, getting REALLY bad cravings for salt. Nothing in particular, but I would crave random salty foods because I’m a total savory snack fiend.
Day 11: Your Favorite Thinspo Blog And Why?
I thoroughly enjoy Girl Growing Small, because I think that Risa is one of the most inspiring people I’ve seen on Tumblr. And her unwavering confidence and willingness to put haters in their place is very motivational. I also have a huge obsession with Reasons To Be Fit, because I looked at their page everyday even before I made this Tumblr account. :)
Day 12: What Do You Normally Eat?
I try my best to mix my diet up because I get bored really easily. But right now the things I eat the most of are: Oatmeal, Bananas, Strawberries, Reduced Fat Peanut Butter, Spinach, Chicken, Lean Cuisine Meals, Wheat Tortillas, Onions (I eat so many onions it’s really unbelievable) Broccoli, and whatever else we happen to have. Those are just the things I try to buy regularly.
Day 13: Are You Losing Weight In a Healthy Or Unhealthy Way?
Definitely doing this the healthy way. Food moderation, working out, and not making myself crazy. I’ve been down that path. I’ve had unhealthy habits. I was only hurting myself, in that time and in the long run. I’ll never forgive myself for the things I’ve done to my body, but, I’ve learned, and I’m trying to make up for it.
Day 14: What’s Your Ultimate Goal Weight? When Do You Expect To Reach It?
Honestly, it has changed so many times I don’t really know anymore. At first, I wanted to lose 136 pounds, putting me at exactly half of my starting weight. But, it has become sooooooo much harder to get lower than 140 and I’m not sure how thin my body WANTS to be. I feel healthy. While, I still feel chubby, and I’d still like to see that 136 on the scale, 140 isn’t bad. And 133 pounds lost is an accomplishment. And it has definitely become less about seeing a NUMBER and more about seeing improvements in my strength, the forming of muscles, and changes in my loose skin/wobbly bits. And I know that in doing that, my number may even go UP. I’m okay with that. I just want to be comfortable in a swimsuit. And hopefully that will happen this year.
Day 15: Are You Vegan Or Vegetarian? If So, Has It Helped You On This Journey? If Not, Would You Ever Consider It?
I am not vegan or vegetarian, and don’t think either of those are really for me. I’m sure I could try it, and may even like it, but I’ve never taken much interest in it. I have a huge amount of respect for people that choose those lifestyles though, good on you!
Day 16: When Did You First Decide To Lose Weight?
I had tried many times before. Doing Nutrisystem, Whole Foods Dieting, Atkins, and whatever other fad diets my mom was doing at the time. I had small successes, 20 pounds lost or so, but nothing ever really changed. Until November of 2009, after I saw a picture from a cruise I went on. My best friend (at the time) had a picture of me dancing with some guy in a club, and showed it to me in front of her family and out other friend and I just remember them laughing and getting a huge kick out of how horrible it was. They said “You can just tell he’s not your boyfriend” and “Well, at least you were having fun…?” I just remember knowing exactly why they were laughing. I was two times his size and it looked like he was mounting a whale from behind. That picture changed my life.
Day 17: Do You Have An Eating Disorder?
No. I finally feel like I have a healthy mindset about food and exercising. There are still days when I fall back in to negative thoughts, and worry that my habits will follow. It is and will continue to be a struggle, but I am stronger than any disorder. :)
Alright! I’m all caught up! I’ll try to do better this time lovelies<3
30 Day Weight Loss Challenge- Day Three
A picture of your thinspiration. What do you like about this person?
Honestly, I don’t have one ultimate ‘thinspiration’. I have a folder on my desktop titled inspiration, which is mostly filled with bigger, fit, beautiful women.
Like Lizzie Miller. who is flawed, considered plus size, and completely gorgeous.
Or Crystal Renn because her story was so inspiring. And easy to relate to.
But, lately, I haven’t added many pictures of other women to my inspiration album. I’ve added pictures of myself.
Pictures of who I was:
Reminding me to never go back there.
And pictures of who I am:
Reminding me of how far I’ve come, and inspiring me to push for more progress.
Don’t focus on getting someone else’s body. You’re setting yourself up for failure. Focus on being a better you. Be your own inspiration.