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A different me

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Yesterday I was thinking on my weight loss journey. Although it has been a constant battle for me my whole life, I feel like I'm making progress. I'm down 122 lbs from my highest, although it did not happen overnight.

I am seeing so many changes in me. I walk, walk, walk like crazy. This year alone I have logged about 1100 miles. That is huge for me. It is so ingrained in me now, whereas before I was doing well if I walked that much in 10 years. Walking is just a part of me now and I kind of go nuts if I miss more than a day. I never, ever thought I could say that.

As for my eating, that has changed too. I can't say I've mastered it yet, but I have come a long way in eating healthier and I'm so proud of myself. I'm including a lot more vegetables in my day, as well as healthy fats and plenty of protein.

Most recently, I gave up dairy, gluten and sugar. I was strict with myself for the first two months and I can see how my diet has improved even more. For the most part, I still adhere to avoiding all three, but I'm not going to make myself crazy by avoiding it. I know I still need to really learn moderation when it comes to certain foods and am hoping by doing this, I will learn.

So has this been easy? No, for sure not. I've had bumps along the way. But I just want to encourage you to never, ever give up on yourself. You have to keep trying. Do it for you!
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