Community blogger Muriel Watson writes: Starting Weight 326.0 Current Weight 238.0
A makeover for me
Submitted by ctmiller on 12/13/2011 - 14:27
At my last weigh in at Medi Weightloss Clinic, I was a little disappointed: I stayed the same weight as last week. I did lose 3 pounds of body fat, but I also had 3 extra pounds of water on me. I was really surprised because I have been following my new program at Planet Fitness and working out regularly, but I have had weeks like this before....usually once a month. Enough said!
So, that just makes me even more determined to work harder. I will continue my workouts at Planet Fitness and my regular weekly appointments at Medi Clinic. Another coworker has started going to the gym with me. Now, not only does Teresa continue to work out with me, so does Nancy. We have a lot of fun together!
We just found out that The News and Observer is giving us makeovers. I have never had an oppurtunity like this before and cannot wait. Writing for the blog this year has been such a blessing to me. It has helped me to face my fears -- the dreaded "number" and having to not only say it out loud, but publish it in the paper for EVERYONE to be able to see! I can still remember the first time my weight was published online and in the paper. I was so scared that my friends would see that number and somehow turn from me. I was so embarrased and ashamed all at the same time. However, it was because of my friends and family that kept me motivated to do this.
I truly believe that this blog is one of the main reasons I have been so succesful with the weight loss this year. It has helped me to remain accountable for all my actions and to work hard to accomplish my weekly goals. I have had so many wonderful people come up to me at work about my blog, encouraging me and praising me on a job well done. They help me to stay motivated because I don't want to let anyone down, especially myself. I am now the closest I have ever been to reaching my goal of 185 pounds. That is only 52 pounds away and it feels great!
I do still struggle with the self esteem issues and hope to one day over come them but that is going to take time for me. I appreciate what people tell me and love them dearly for it! However, I still see the 387 pound girl in the mirror and don't know what its going to take to get over that?!
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