Motivated Monday

Weight Loss Ain’t Easy – Motivated Monday

Motivated Monday

I was remiss on posting a Motivated Monday post last week, things have been difficult for me lately in regards to pain and my health but here I am back at it. I haven’t been paying much attention to my healthy eating and can feel the difference….I feel awful. I’m convinced I’ve put on weight and of course I’m avoiding the horror which would come if I step on that scale.

I’m not going to step up on the scale yet, I’m simply going back to it, concentrating on making healthy choices and controlling the things in my life which I am able to.

This week I am going back to the 17 Day Diet, this means that I’ll be eating lots of chicken, turkey, egg whites and veggies. Basically it’s a 17 day cleanse and oh my body needs it!!

Funny how the weight loss does matter but ultimately it’s about feeling better, just knowing that I’m nourishing my body well and giving it what it needs provides peace of mind I’ve been missing the last while.

Falling off the wagon as I have has caused me to feel shameful, old feelings of defeat and loss crept upon me and I found I reached for even more unhealthy foods. This my friends is a horrible circle to be caught up in, one that I refuse to give into.

I have the power to change it all, by being mindful and aware I’ve caught myself again….AGAIN.

The key is that I cannot spend time bashing myself, I’ve left that in yesterday and today is a new day. Today I am off to the grocery store to stock up on the goodies I need and feel much more connected within myself.

As I look in the mirror, I see my stretch marks, the extra padding, the looser-than-I-realized skin….I see myself and I embrace my reflection as I am today.

Because I’m FABULOUS!!!!

So how about you my friends? Have you ever felt this way, become desolate and just given up….or perhaps turned the page as I’m determined to and ventured on to succeed??

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21 Responses

  1. I feel this way everyday!! my weight goes up and down, been harder to get down since i had my daughter 18 months ago. I am still determined!!

  2. I think that this weight loss and getting healthy journey that we are on together is a bit of a roller coaster – bad habits are so hard to break – and it is super challenging when you aren’t feeling well in other areas.

    I think that you are doing a terrific job! Keep posting – it helps with feeling accountable to yourself and your readers :)

    Hugs and Health!

    xo

  3. I feel this way everyday! I’m 220lbs and climbing, can’t seem to get motivated, can’t find what makes it work. I hate looking at myself but like who I am, if that makes sense. I tell myself, no more burgers, no more fries, then find myself craving them and know only I can change things.

  4. I think all of us feel like this at some point or another. I know on Saturday we had a BBQ at my in laws and I admit I had a bit of dip and chips, but also know that it’s one day at a time, we aren’t perfect and eating healthy and getting into shape is something I’m going to struggle with. I think you’re doing great so far and you look beautiful!

  5. What I’ve learned is that starting something is easy. What’s hard is continuing on even when obstacles are thrown in your way. The fact that you’re getting back up and moving forward shows how much gumption you have. You go girl.

  6. Fwiw, I think you’re Fabulous too!! Stretch marks are just battle scars and make you look like a warrior. If you ever feel down on yourself, you can just look at the picture at the top of your site and see it the way the rest of us do :))

    Chris

  7. I think that you are doing an amazing job. Health and fitness regimes are not easy. In fact they are far from it, but we just push through. Not always will we stay on track and you know what that’s a-okay!! We’re making an attempt and that is what matter!

    Keep at ‘er! You’re doing great!

  8. Oh I hear ya Julie. I’m in an off the wagon stage right now with eating. I’ve completely gone of my clean eating and I feel horrible too! I so wish I was the type of person that uses food at times of stress :(

    This motivates me though! Thx for writing!

  9. It’s okay, I agree with the girls. Dust yourself on and keep going, I have weeks like this too but, everyday is a new day!! BTW, blog looks beautiful.

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