My Weight Loss Journey: Milestone Hit
I did it! Last night I went to my weigh in and I lost another 1 3/4 pounds! That took me to exactly 20 pounds lost! In my entire life, every time I’ve dieted, I’ve never been able to hit that 20 pound mark. For some reason, I give up before I hit it. Well, now I’ve done it and I feel like this is something that I can do! I can lose my weight and I can be someone that I love and care about.
How did I do it? Well, diet and exercise, of course. The problem that most of us people have that have food addictions, is that we need support and accountability. I joined a weight loss group called T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly). I love it because it’s incredibly cheap to join and I feel genuine connections with the people there. You go and weigh in, then you pay $.50 for the meeting $.50 if you don’t fill out a calorie sheet, and then there are fines for things like eating that week’s no-no or if you gain weight! That’s a big incentive for me. The thing that helps me the most to keep losing is that when they do roll call, you have to say how much you lost or gained. It feels great to say your weight loss. When you do, they all clap and cheer for you! Then, this is my total dread…when you gain, you have to say how much out loud, but then they say “We’re glad you’re here!”. I hate having to say it out loud if I’ve gained, and thankfully, I have only had to do it once in the three months I have been attending. Then when you hit milestones and have accomplishments like 6 weeks in a row of losses, you get money! There are all kinds of games where you can win cash for losing! I’m a person that needs incentive. I used to do weight watchers and that was nice because you weighed in each week, but I didn’t have to say my results out loud. This has been a great incentive for me!
When you hit your weight loss goal (you goal is determined by a physician), you become a K.O.P.S. (Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly). That’s the status where you have support to maintain your weight. To be a K.O.P.S. is very prestigious.
Exercise is also extremely important. You can diet until you’re blue in the face, but without exercise you’re gonna find that you’re gonna be flabbier than if you exercise. It will help you tone up and shed the pounds faster. It also strengthens your heart to help prevent heart disease and overall keeps you healthier and stronger!
No matter how much you hate diet and exercise, you just have to remember that it is a change of life that you have to accept. I went out to dinner last night and realized that I just wasn’t blessed with the ability to eat junk and be thin. You can have those days when you have not much choice but to have a bad day, the importance is to just jump right back on it again! Sometimes a bad day will be the boost your metabolism needs to jump start again. Don’t use this as an excuse to be bad all the time! The good news is, there are other things that can help you boost your energy and motivate you to do regular exercise and maintain your diet. Resurge supplement is also an ideal addition to your system.
Good luck to all of you that are on this journey with me! It’s a fun road, no matter how much work it is! Nothing is better than going shopping and having to get a smaller size!