Today wraps up my 21st week on Nutrisystem.
I lost another 2 pounds this week...for a total of 25 pounds, so far!
I still have a long way to go til I reach my healthy bmi, but I'm getting there.
Just wanted to address something quickly, I have been getting alot of emails and messages that I don't really share here or anywhere. Most of them are positive and that's really awesome! But some of them are a little...ummm, let's just use the word negative. The positive messages are wonderful and I appreciate them, I do read them all. I try to reply to most of them. I've been told that I've inspired them to lose weight, to exercise and more. And that's super awesome!! I want people to feel great about themselves and to be more active and happy...for me, losing weight is a healthy choice.
I'm not doing this so that I can be sexy (although that would be a nice side effect ;p)...I'm not doing this to wear a bikini...trust me I have way to many stretch marks for that to EVER happen. I'm not doing this to "show off". But I am loving the results, so pardon me if I do show off a bit by posting a pic or two.
What I am doing this for.....and what I've been saying all along is, so that I can be healthy. I want to be able to walk up the stairs all day at school and not be out of breath. I want to sleep at night knowing that I don't need the help of a machine to breath. I want to play with my kids instead of watching them from the sidelines. I want to play with my kids and not be out of breath. I don't want to be dependant on medication or insulin. I don't want to have to take an elevator instead of the stairs. I don't want to tell my kids that we can't walk to the playground because I'm too tired to do it. I don't want to have to drag around an oxygen tank. I don't want to be unhappy (and being unhealthy was making me depressed). I haven't had to take a single antidepressant in months! I have a natural high now that I have lost weight. I am happy (not because I think I look great), because frankly what they say about endorphins and exercise is the truth. The more you exercise, the happier you get...it's almost addicting. And I don't know about you, but I'd much rather be addicted to exercise than drugs, alcohol or FOOD!
When those folks on The Biggest Loser or any talk show you see talk about how ashamed they were when they were fat and eating in their cars...it's true. I can't tell you how many times I would buy a big bag of chips and a candy bar for breakfast and lie to the cashier when I was doing it...."oh I'm just buying this to go with my lunch later..." Um, no what was really happening was that I was going to go home now that the kids were in school and Rich wasn't there and I was going to stuff my face with chips and candy all morning and then wonder why I was hungry an hour later....and do it all over again. I'm not joking here....that is exactly what I used to do. I'm not saying all overweight people act like this, but I am saying that most of us do.
I'm posting this because I would really appreciate it if you could just leave me positive notes, words of encouragement and happy thoughts. I don't like seeing messages from people saying "you look great, but you're gonna gain it all back and then some." or "you aren't learning how to eat right, so you are going to have a hard time maintaining all that weight loss." I mean I am a big girl and I can handle the negative comments once in a while, but I try hard not to rain on your parade, so why do you have to rain on mine?!
Ok, so that was a little longer than I intended....my point is, we all lose weight differently...what works for some, may not work for others. I tried other diets and doing it on my own too...they didn't work for me...this is working. We all have different taste buds....so while something might taste like cardboard to you, might taste fabulous to me....Doesn't mean I'm wrong or you're wrong, we just like different things. I don't like seafood, never did....doesn't mean I'm going to tell you not to eat it, because it's nasty. We all see things differently as well and while our intentions may have been good when we said what we did, it doesn't mean the other person is going to see it that way.
I'm not saying we need to be happy, slappy people all the time and can't voice our opinions...I'm just saying how about we support each other for our accomplishments...and not tear each other down with our words. That's all.
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