Sunday, February 6, 2011

Commitment Issues

In March 2009, I posted about a very optimistic plan to lose weight. I had goals, both short term and long term. I had hope.


I even wrote a poem that expressed my feelings of being overweight

When I look in the mirror
I don't like what I see
Flab handing from my arms
How can that be?

I look at my waistline
Love handles all around
And when I see my profile
A double chin hanging down

A bulging belly
and thunderous thighs.
I look at my backside
to a behind that I despise.

Lugging pound after pound
I find myself out of breath.
If I keep up this trend,
it will surely lead to my death


Well, it is now 2011. Nearly two years later. I can tell you that up until last fall, I really didn't make any progress. In fact, I got worse during part of the year. Below is a chart of my weight from March 2009 to March 2010. My highest weight during that period was 249 pounds.



Alright, so last fall, I stepped up my game and really attempted to "stick to it." I cut back on what I ate, I went to the gym 3 times a week, and found other ways to be active. I actually made progress! A lot of progress!

Check it out:

On September 1st, 2010, I weighed 235 pounds. I went to Zumba class, tried Turbo Kickboxing, and really watched my eating habits. I lost about 17 pounds in a month. I've lost another 13 pounds during the last few months of the year, for a total of 30 pounds.

The holidays kicked my butt and I was too busy for the gym. Too busy to watch what I ate. So, I've gained about 4 pounds back. At my last weigh in, I was at 206 pounds. My lowest during all this was 203 pounds.

I still have a ways to go before I reach my goal. Even though I started much later than I had planned, I think I've made some good progress.

Here's a collage that illustrates the weight loss a bit more clearly than charts.



2 comments:

Rachael February 7, 2011 at 8:55 PM  

Mary that is so great! You look great! What a fabulous accomplishment!

Mary February 8, 2011 at 11:30 PM  

Thanks, Rachael! I've really been working hard and I still have a ways to go. It does feel great to get to where I am at.

About This Blog

My name is Mary and I'm a working mom with two beautiful children. I've worked for over seven years at a credit union, currently as an administrative assistant. Last fall, I went back to school and started on a Bachelors in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Elementary Education.

My hobbies, when I have time, include photography, sewing, photo processing, digital scrapbook, online gaming, reading, role playing games like DnD, and board games. But what I really love doing is just being a mom to my two children, Tristan and Melayna.

Tristan, whois four, is an awesome big brother and such an intelligent little boy. He loves Transformers, animals, Dr. Seuss books, and eating.

Melayna, who is one and a half, has definitely taught her momma patience. Unlike her easy going brother, she is curious and persistent. And if something stands in her way, she will definitely let you know her displeasure. Regardless, she is a sweetheart and daddy's little girl.

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