Another great success story about just healthy eating - no pills, no surgery etc....
for those who don't know - 14lb = 1 stone - this lady lost 8 stone - thats 112lb in 15 months just by healthy eating.
By the end of 2009....I want my foot surgery to be successful so I can walk my dogs and exercise....I want to reach and maintain my goal weight of 135.
At the end of 2009, I picture myself back at my goal weight. I'm about 10lbs to get there, but you know how those last 10lbs can be!
At the end of 2010 - I picture myself having KEPT the weight off for the first time EVER, because as Tlcprn said just 2 posts above, "So glad I found you all."
I expect to have hit my goal weight and have a BMI in the normal range. I expect to have made exercise a habit and feel healthy and energetic.
It is extraordinary to find success and celebrate even the small ones. I want to feel better, knees, breathing, stamina and When I stepped on the scale this morning and saw I had lost my first 10 pounds this month I could have cried. It is such a struggle for me. I am making life changes, walking every morning, going to bed earlier to get more sleep, trying to let go of the things I can't control and changing the things I can. It kinda feels like when I stopped drinking years ago. . . except I come here rather than an AA meeting for support with my weight. So glad I found you all.
I'm already happy just know I have taken control and im doing something! But at the end of 2009 I hope to see the body in the mirror i have always wanted to see and as Joy said I also hope to become pregnant! I want to be a mommy some day and i am losing my extra lb for health and fitness but also for that carrying around an unnecessary xtra 18 lbs on 5'3 frame was not a good way to start prepping for a baby!!
I love success stories- especially when they highlight people who have 'kept it off'
At the end of 2009 I want to be happy with me - with the way I look and the way I feel - inside and out....Self esteem is my motivator.
At the end of 2009 I'd love to see myself pregnant or having a baby. That is, afterall, one of my priorities for losing weight. Every single time I feel like giving up or ending a workout early I actually yell at myself (sometimes in my head since I don't want to wake up the kids). "Do you want this? Do you want another baby?!" is basically what I scream at myself to keep myself going.
I do have other focuses for weight loss, the main one being my health of course. But picturing that baby is so much easier and gives me great focus.