After three weeks, I finally saw some more movement on the scale—in the right direction! I feel energized to refocus and make sure I’m getting my activity in that I need to—every day—and to make good food choices to continue my progress.
The last couple of months, my progress has slowed and my weekly average has dropped but I’m actually okay with that. I’ve had a lot going on over the last couple of months and I have persevered where as in the past an off day could have sent me into a spiral of gaining all the weight back.
Today, my weight watchers leader asked me what is different about this go around. It’s not that I am at my smallest. I am now below my last lowest weight since February 2009 when my husband was diagnosed with Diabetes, but by no means am I at my lowest weight ever. This is the longest I have ever continued a healthy lifestyle without getting burned out and backsliding into old habits. I am now just under the weight I was when I started Nutrisystem in 1997. I started at 268 lbs and got down to 193—my lowest adult weight—in about five months. Then I stopped. And gradually gained it all back. I couldn’t continue to pay for the Nutrisystem food. This time, I’m doing it right, eating whole healthy foods and getting lots of activity and using all that I have learned over the last 15 years about nutrition and what a healthy lifestyle really means.
So my leader asks me why I think I’m sticking to it this time, when I’ve yo-yoed up and down so many times before. The truth is, that I turned 40 and I made myself a priority. I had finally completed my Masters degree last year and I started saying no to additional commitments. I’m not letting myself get over-extended. I’m taking care of myself. I’m a priority. Finally.
Anonymous asked: 13:20 min mile... Running the whole thing? That's going at like 4.5mph... Which is like a brisk walk. Nice try.
According to the dictionary, “try” means “to make an attempt at something.”
In this example, I didn’t TRY, I actually succeeded.
Did I say I sprinted the whole thing? Nope. Hell, I didn’t even say I went as fast as I probably could. I simply said that I ran.
Maybe you’ve never been out of shape, or overweight. Maybe you’ve been a privileged little cunt of a grey face your whole life. Maybe both!
Either way, I’m releasing the hounds known as tumblr on you.
Because fuck you for trying to make me feel inadequate when I’m busting my ass to make myself better.
Go ahead and give it a “nice try” and get the fuck off my blog.
This is why I don’t accept anonymous “asks” on my tumblr. I will not subject myself and my efforts to this kind of toxic poison.
And you’re pretty sure that wolf was preserved with arsenic.