Slow and Steady…

January 14th, 2019 I began a journey toward becoming a more fit and fabulous version of myself. This is a road I’ve traveled in the past, sometimes successfully and sometimes not so much. After seeing the ads for the “Noom” weight loss app far too many times, I finally decided to check it out. I think I had been afraid to do so because it meant I would have to change. As we know, change is NOT an easy thing, but finally I had seen far too many “unflattering” photos and was growing weary of hiding behind other people in photos or “sucking it in” and STILL not liking what I saw. I took a chance and signed up for Noom. I think the combination of snarky daily motivational messages, a personal coach and a group of other people to connect with that are on the same journey made the difference this time.

Way back when. I love this picture because I look cute and confident. I want to feel that way again!

I won’t lie and say it’s been easy.  It sucks feeling like nobody else has to worry aboout how many calories are left before they choose where to eat. Joining my husband for breakfast at Denney’s on Saturday morning means that I either skip lunch or eat a minimalist meal so that I can at least have a sandwich for dinner. Exercise doesn’t get me a ton of extra calories because only half of calories burned are added back into my food budget. It’s so “unfair”, but it has been working.

Progress requires setbacks; the only sure way to avoid failure is not to try. ~Henry Spencer

I started out at 154.4. It’s embarrassing admitting that, but I’m being honest. I had been moving right along and was down 20 pounds by the middle of May. Now, I’ve gone up and back down and back up a little bit and am currently at 134. This is still in the overweight category for BMI (click to visit and see what yours is if you so desire) and I have 14 pounds to go until I reach my goal. 9 pounds will get me to a “normal” BMI, so that is my next mini goal.

Making progress. The Crazy Horse Volkmarch the first weekend in June.

Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit. ~ Bear Bryant

While I’m sorely tempted some days to just throw in the towel, especially days when the scale creeps up or as it does lately just sits at the same number, I won’t. I’m in this for the long haul and need to be patient with myself. I still fit in the size 6 jeans I managed to squeeze back into and hopefully I can fit even more comfortably in the next month or two.

I like the above quote about setting goals and sticking with them. That is what I’m going to do. I know I can do it. I’ve come this far!!

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at:
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5 Responses to Slow and Steady…

  1. Todd Weber says:

    Slow and steady wins the race! I believe in you and know you can reach your goal! One day at a time. 😀

  2. Keep at it. You’ve made great progress. You can be proud of what you’ve accomplished. Cheers

  3. I’ve had issues with using food to fill voids and empty feelings resulting from being raised in an abusive household.
    The issues with overeating and purging or not eating at all have been a struggle.
    It didn’t help that I had no boundaries or any structure as a child. Thus, I am still learning my margins even now.

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