- 5 years ago
This is my first post on the bee (I’ve been stalking for about 6 months though!).
I am wanting to lose weight over the holiday season, and beyond. I am able to drop weight quickly, but then I just get derailed super easily (I love food, and avoid the gym). Here’s my story:
I have never struggled with my weight for most of my life, until finishing university. When I started university, I was around 122lbs, 5’4″ height (this is when I met my soon-to-be fiance). Generally, I’ve always maintained the 117-120lb weight range in my younger years without hitting the gym everyday or eating right. But things change in adulthood.
After years of studying on my butt and attending class all day for many years, I ballooned up to 145lbs and lost all my muscle. So even though I don’t have a huge BMI and don’t look overweight, I have horrible fitness and am in the obese category for body fat (35%+).
I’m an all-or-nothing person, so when I do put my mind to losing weight, I eat very clean and go to the gym 5 times a week— until I give up a few weeks later (for a million reasons/excuses). Then i obviously gain all my weight back and my lifestyle stays the same.
I want this time to be different, because I want to be a healthy wife and mom in the near future. I feel confident and happy at any weight, so it’s not about the numbers. I just want to be committed and motivated. i am finished university in a few weeks, so I feel like now is the best time to start! Plus I want to order my wedding dress in January (future fiance has plans to propose before the New Year).
I am sure there are a million bees just like me, who have the right tools and knowledge, but fail to maintain their motivation. I am wondering if any of you bees have any motivation secrets? Or success stories you’d like to share? I would love some inspiration as I start (and stick with) my journey, and I would love to share some inspiration as I progress through this journey!
Thank you in advance 🙂
Edit: My future fiance is also joining me in a weight loss challenge (between the two of us). He has gained 25lbs since we met 4 years ago, and it really bothers him. He says that if I reach my goal, and he reaches his, then he will treat us both to a mini vacation and a clothes shopping spree. He’s really frugal when it comes to spending money, so I can tell that this is really important to him that we start our lives in shape. I know this will be the ultimate way I can support him, and show my commitment to him, by doing my part in ensuring that we are both healthy. How can you start a marriage any better, right?
My short-term goals for this weight loss challenge are to weigh in at 134 for November 30 (I am 141 today), and then to weight in at 129 for New Year’s. If you know of any weight loss support groups, please refer me (not Beachbody or any business opportunities— just normal people wanting to be accountable and share their journey).