I have officially been with working on my weight loss journey for ONE YEAR. I have had my ups and downs and also been just plain flat too! I look back at this year and I can't say I am super thrilled with my results, but then I think wait a minute...YOU LOST 25 LBS AND HAVE MANAGED TO KEEP IT OFF! Could I have done better? SURE. But I have had many obstacles get in my way and I know it's my choice to change these, but I am doing my best and I am happy! My whole goal at the beginning of this journey was to 1) Lose Weight & 2) BE HAPPY! I have actually accomplished both of these goals. They are going to continue to be my goals because I am no where near my ultimate goal of weight loss, but I am happy and I just want that to continue!
Another month has passed and I had to get new shoes in the middle of it due to my previous ones dying. They are good shoes to wear around, but not for walking/running. I was getting shin splints shortly after starting every time I worked out and that made me not want to do it because I was in so much pain. I got new shoes and I have only been out walking twice :( Not very good. I did not make my goal of 52.4 miles and I think a lot of this has to do with my shoes. If I would not have lost so much steam over needing new shoes I think I could have gotten my miles in.
However, because I had to slow down it made it so easy to say I didn't want to do it. The weather changed and the nights are much shorter also. I know these are just excuses and you have to find a way to work through them and right now I am trying, but these are the ones that always kick my butt at this time of year! I really do try to not let these things get to me so much, but it is what it is. I could be made, upset or just frustrated and disappointed in myself, but instead I am happy that I have done what I have and know I will get back to it eventually. Right now I am working on getting the gym with my friend.
I have been trying to make better choices in food, not always the best, but better. I also am trying to be more aware of portion size and not just overeat. So far I feel like I am being more successful with my eating. I find I am not searching the kitchen as much also when I am home.
I am looking forward to this new month with fresh eyes and hoping to find some success this month. The holidays have always been difficult for me, but I really want to do better. I have researched and found a 5k in Billings, MT on Thanksgiving day. Billings is about 90 mins from John's moms house so I am considering it. Just depends on our schedule for when we go over there. I really want to do it because that would mean I will have completed a 5k in 4 states this year!
I know I sound happy and sad at the same time in this blog, but overall I feel successful! I have a positive attitude moving forward from here and know I can keep doing this! If it means I will "only" lose 20-25 lbs per year, I am OK with that! I don't really care how long it takes, I just want it gone! :) Thank you for following me through this journey!