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Friday, June 29, 2012

5 Lbs of Fat Vs. 5 Lbs of Muscle


I have been a very bad girl.  Every day I get up with the thought “Today is the day I get back on it”.  But by the time 3:00 in the afternoon arrives I have failed in one way or another.  It is frustrating.  I just cannot get back on the bandwagon.  I have settled into this weight, I no longer feel like this is new, it’s simply where I am at.  I find myself forgetting the progress I have made and I start to wonder if I have really made that much progress.  I mean, barely anyone notices the weight loss.  My husband says it’s because of the way I dress, I have always concealed my weight as much as possible.  When I started this I did not take a “before” picture.  I see those as a good way to jinx myself, and then be stuck with a picture of me that I hate.  So I wonder, did 30 pounds really make that much of a difference?  Then I came across this picture. 
This really hit home
Yes, 30 pounds has definitely made a difference.   That is why I went down two dress sizes, that is why I can comfortably reach my feet again, and that is why I breathe better when I sleep.  I took a tremendous amount of mass off of my body.   I still have a lot more to go.  At the beginning of the year I made my goal to be down to 175 pounds by Christmas.  I do not think that will happen now, I have gotten too far off track.  I am readjusting my goal.  I now hope to be under 200 pounds by the end of the year.   I currently weigh 232 pounds, if I stick with it and really work at it I should be able to make it happen.

So here we go yet again.  As of Monday July 2nd I will be back on the diet in full force.  That means NO cheating, LOTS of exercise and LOTS of water.  I can do this, I just have to stick to it.

7 comments:

  1. You are amazing. You can do it and I <3 you.

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  2. Thank you Ms. Sarah, your sparkly support is always appreciated! <3

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  3. you can do it Martie!
    We should go running again too :)

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  4. Martie! You're awesome, 30 lbs is definitely something to be crazy proud of, and you should totally come running with Brandon and I again soon! Or you can come with me on a night Brandon can't go, because I just do a 2-ish mile loop from my house, around WU, and back at what I call a Wuss Pace ;)

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  5. Thanks for the invite guys! You are so uber awesome! Let me get back to working out on a regular basis AND let the evil satan like heat pass, then I will hit you up!

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  6. I think it is amazing you lost 30 pounds, you wrote what I could have wrote, I really was on track and then boom... I know exactly how you feel... you can do it, gaining muscle is so much better and you run? That is awesome, I don't even walk enough, I need to get on the ball :)

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  7. I was running but have fallen out of the habit. I need to get back with it.

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