Monday, October 29, 2012

Oh, Hiya 20 Pounds. // Jen S.

Yep.  20 of them give or take 2 depending on the time of month.  I’ve got 20 more and I’m kinda sick of them.  I do this ya know.  Go balls out for like 9 months, then become content.  Stay at my current state for a while, until I’m sick of it, then go balls out again.  

Well, ladies, it’s time to go balls to the wall until this 20 is gone for good!

So far, I’ve lost 60lbs in my weight loss journey.  

Sure, I’m at an adequate weight.  I’m *slightly* overweight compared to what I should be, but I carry it well and no one can tell.  

The past few months (ironically a little bit after we started this group) is when I sort of lost interest.  A few crazy things happened in my life that forced me to put myself second/third/fourth/seventy-sixth in line.  

Eating right became a nuisance.  

Working out became non-existent.  

So, I’m currently 165lbs.  I’m 5’8”.  Wearing size 10 jeans comfortably.  I’m about 5 lbs lighter than I was when I first started dating my husband (thinnest in my adult life) 7 years ago.  I was feeling pretty freaking amazing.  But, my goal is 145.

It’s been about 2 solid months of not tracking points with weight watchers and not working out on a regular basis.  Believe me, I have pretty legit EXCUSES.  But guess what, excuses, while sometimes legitimate, are still excuses.  Life will always be crazy.  Things will always get in the way.  I need to recommit from this moment on that I will get this.    

I’m not going to let the 220lb Jen down.  She desperately wanted to be 145lbs, and I’m going to give it to her.  

Much love,

Your new, recommitted, Jen S!

19 comments:

  1. It's so easy to fall off. We just have to pick back up and start kicking our hineys again :) You have done great so far and you will be at your goal weight in no time!
    I have been eating pretty well, but my exercise have been pretty non existent for the last 3 weeks since my gym membership ran out. I know it sounds terrible, but I can't make myself work out at home. If I make it home, I'm going to do something else!

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    1. Yep - just gotta remember that just because I fell off, doesn't mean I need to stay off!

      Jen S.

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  2. It is SO hard to keep going sometimes. I look at myself now and know that I look 10 times better than I did and sometimes that's good enough. But I know I'm not where I want to be. I'm at 162 and I'm 5'8. I want to get to at least 150. You're my inspiration to get my ass moving and keep going!

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    1. "and sometimes that's good enough" <-- yes! I look at myself and think that I really am perfectly adequate. And sometimes feel guilty for wanting to be thinner. But it's my goal and it's totally attainable. Sounds like we are in a similar place...let's get this!!!

      xoxo
      jen s.

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  3. YaY!! You can do it. Welcome back :)

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  4. thats kind of what I am going through right now... I had been hard core from July 2011-May 2012... then fell off the wagon and came back to it in July/August of this year- but havent been 100%- im just tired of having to keep this up... I lost 28 pounds by May 2012 and then from May-July gained back 14- it takes SO LONG to come off, but comes back so quickly!!!!! its just frustrating!!

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    1. It *is* frustrating! But makes the weight loss *that* much more enjoyable! :)

      Jen S.

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  5. It's so easy to get content and lose motivation! You got this Jen S.

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  6. Love that part about not letting the 220 lb. Jen down... so powerful! You can do it girl!

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    1. Thanks, girl! She so desperately wants to see a skinny Jen! ;)

      xoxo
      Jen S.

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  7. I was just thinking something similar to that excuses line in the last paragraph this morning! You summed it up perfectly. Time to get moving and get the motivation back!

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    1. Seriously! We all have them. And often times they are pretty legit. But when it all comes down to it, they're still that...EXCUSES!

      Thanks, girl!!

      Jen S.

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  8. I have pretty legit EXCUSES. But guess what, excuses, while sometimes legitimate, are still excuses. Life will always be crazy. Things will always get in the way. I need to recommit from this moment on that I will get this.

    This really hit home and is what has happened to me recently...you have just inspired me to get back to it! Thanks

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    1. Donna - thank you! Let's get back at it together!!

      xoxo

      jen s

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  9. Your post sounds exactly like me lately!!!! Ive got to get back at it too...my excuse is the colder weather ...I hate it!! But I know I can do it and you will too!!!

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