Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Weekly Weigh-in {July 19th, 2011}

Starting Weight: 292
Last Week: 203
This Week: 204
Weekly Loss: +1 pound
Total Loss: -88

I went out of town for a wedding this last weekend, so a one pound gain is okay with the fast food and lack of activity. Still disappointing to have two gains in a row, but I'm staying positive and am moving forward. I've got to turn July around before it's over!!!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Weekly Weigh-in {July 12th, 2011}

Starting Weight: 292
Last Week: 201.2
This Week: 203
Weekly Loss: +1.8 pounds
Total Loss: -89

I was expecting the gain this week. I didn't track every day and splurged over the weekend. It was expected, I know what I did and I'm already moving on with a new week starting today! No big deal in the grade scheme of things.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What It Looks Like To Lose 90 Pounds!

This is my after losing 4.4 pounds and then today at -90.8 pounds!

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Weekly Weigh-in {July 5th, 2011}

Starting Weight: 292
Last Week: 202.4
This Week: 201.2
Weekly Loss: -1.2 pounds
Total Loss: -90.8

I'll be updating my progress pictures later today for another ten pounds lost!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I posted this last year, but thought that it was worth posting again. Happy 4th of July to all of my US friends! Enjoy the holiday, make smart choices and stay safe!

Thin Dependence Pledge

I pledge allegiance to myself in quest of my weight goal
and to the healthiness for which it stands.
One body...
under control...
with confidence in new clothes for fall!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Perfect Girls

Real girls aren't perfect.
Perfect girls aren't real.

I just read that saying online a few days ago and thought I'd share it with you all. How true it is! Real women aren't perfect, we all have imperfections. We aren't good at cleaning our houses, are over-weight, are too thin, don't read our Bibles enough, are bad drivers, forget to return library books,  lose things, have baskets of laundry everywhere, have enough dust bunnies under our beds to create a cat, or forget to feed the dog. That is real. That is normal.

Perfection isn't something I even strive for. As a Christian, I believe that only God above is perfect and that no human being is, or ever will be, perfect. It is not possible to be perfect. Even Martha Stewart and Jillian Micheals aren't perfect. We, as women, need to stop comparing ourselves to other women, especially to super models and celebrities in all of their air-brushed glory. 

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Is this what perfect looks like? 
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 Or this?

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Is she perfect?
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What about her?

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Are these women perfect?

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Not one of the women above are perfect. Not one of them is more "real" than another. I often see plus-sized women defending their size by calling themselves "real." Would that make thin girls fake? Are they some kind of animal or monster? No, we're all human no matter what kind of body we wear. God doesn't make mistakes or fake people. We're all real and beautifully imperfect. Ask any women out there, even the ones who seem to be perfect, and there will be something she's unhappy with about her body or herself. Everyone has some kind of imperfection. I'm writing this today to encourage you all, and to remind myself to do the same, to embrace those imperfections and love yourselves anyway. You are beautiful in the eyes of God and those who love you, cherish that and give yourself a break. Perfect isn't real.

Most of you read my blog because you're trying to lose weight. I hope that you're trying to lose weight to get healthy. I hope you're not trying to lose weight to get skinny and to be "perfect". I hate to say it, but if you are losing for those reasons, you will never reach your goal. You will always have imperfections. Instead of fighting them, love yourself.