#progresspic for January -> August . 174lbs to 122lbs and I feel SO much better physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It was all from tracking calories in #myfitnesspal with a bit of #running and weights. There are no shortcuts or miracle products! Just discipline and desire.
Shout out to #dietbet for helping with the motivation and #fitbit and #garmin for keeping me aware of my activity levels. Also @senita for the dope floral gear.
Me: Oh, it keeps track of water. Me: So far I had 2 cups of water. Me: Let’s see, I had another cup. Me: 2 more cups of water… Me: Shit. When did I last log in water? I think I had two cups since then. Me: I think I had another cup. Me: THIS IS TOO STRESSFUL TO REMEMBER. WHY. WHY DO I NEED TO DO THIS.
Me: Today I’ve had grapefuit, broccoli, bell peppers, raspberries… MFP: These foods are a good source of Vitamin C! MFP: You’ve gone over 200% of your Vitamin C amount! Me: Oh shut up.
On the weekend… MFP: You haven’t logged in your breakfast today! Do you want to do it now? Me: Breakfast? I woke up at 10:30…
On a non-workout day… Me: I am done with my log today. MFP: You’re under your calorie count by 120+ calories. Eating is important blah blah blah… Me: Oh geezus…I didn’t workout today. Gimmie a break.
On a workout day… MFP: You only have 120ish calories left today!!!!! Me: Calm yourself. Me: *Logs workout* MFP: You can have another 560 calories today. Me: See? Geeze.
Me: I just ate an apple… MFP: Did you have a cup worth? Me: Huh? I don’t know… MFP: Was it apple sauce? Me: No… MFP: Was it an apple pie? Me: No! MFP: How about a strudel? Me: IT WAS A PLAIN RAW APPLE. MFP: Was it raw with skin? Medium size 1 apple? Me: WHY WASN’T THIS LISTED FIRST?!
Ok so this first picture was probably taken March 24th - a week after I started trying to lose weight (130lbs) and the second picture is today (123lbs)! I still have a little way to go yet but I can now safely say that my BMI is in the healthy zone! It’s also the first time in years that I can say I’m in the 8st region!
I will honestly never get tired of posting progress pictures. Because I’m so proud of myself, I’m so proud of how far I’ve come, and I feel I can do anything when I look at this. Today I went pokemon hunting. 3 hours of walking around the Botanical Gardens. Three.Hours. Me on the left could have never done that, and sure I was exhausted by the end of it today, but I did it, and I enjoyed it on top of everything. And hopefully in a couple months I can post another progress pic! :D #weightloss #weightlossjourney #myfitnesspal
I woke up 1 pound heavier today. I find my scales always fluctuate like that after my initial weight loss. Oddly, I FEEL thinner this morning! This whole weight loss thing is funny like that. You just have to roll with it. Or only weigh once a week. ;-)
I don’t believe in “earning calories” by working out. I lift weights to get beastly. I do tabatas because they’re good for my ticker. I walk the dogs because all three of us dig it. I’m done with bingeing and restricting. I will never again “earn” or “atone for” my food with exercise. If I’m hungry, I’ll eat, and, regardless of what my food-tracking app says, birthday cake will always go where it belongs: in my cakehole.