Welcome to the fourth week of Fat Free Friday hosted by myself here at Many Sleepless Nights & Sara at Here Comes the Sun! We have teamed up to bring you a weight-loss inspired blog hop! We have both had very different journeys with weight loss & we hope to inspire & motivate you each week. We also know that you have your own stories of inspiration. We want to hear your stories as well! Your loss, your gain, your goals, your rewards, everything! We want this to be a place where any other blogger that is sharing our weight-loss journey can link up their blog and share their story.
We don’t want you to feel restricted by tons of rigid rules, but we would like for you to follow as many other bloggers in the hop as you would like and if you feel motivated or inspired or meet a kindred spirit in your mutual love of chocolate cake, leave a meaningful comment on their weight-loss post! Having a good support system is such an important part of the weight-loss journey and we hope that this blog hop is a place that you will find that!
Remember last week when I was all, “Hey look at me! I’ve been sick twice in two weeks & I’ve lost a ton of weight! Wheeeeeeeeee!”
Um, yeah. I kinda gained some of it back.
Last week I weighed in at 169.4 which was the lowest I’ve been in years.
Today, sadly, I tipped the scale at 173.0
I knew that I was bound to gain a little back after the sickies wore off & I started eating again. And I made a huge lasagna this week that was loaded with all kinds of goodies like noodles & cheese & hamburger & sauce.
Excuse me while I wipe the drool off of my face.
I also made biscuits & gravy, cinnamon rolls & bacon for breakfast on Sunday when we had Greg’s best friend, his wife & their kids over to do our Christmas with them.
Then I made a turtle cheesecake Wednesday night.
I’m seriously self-sabotaging here! When I’m making all of these delicious goodies, I don’t even think twice about it. But when I look back at the week, I realize just how much I’m doing to set myself back.
I’ve got to get back on track.
I’ve got to stay focused.
I just have to if I want to succeed.
Don’t get me wrong, I can definitely tell a difference since I started this journey last May. I recently saw a picture of myself from graduation at nursing school & I hardly recognized myself.
Actually, I think I will just go ahead & show you the difference so I’m not totally down on myself in this post.
Keep in mind that I was 5 months pregnant with Brock at the time, but also keep in mind that I only gained about 10 pounds during the entire pregnancy.
This is me (almost) 4 years ago posing with the bestie in our graduation gear:
This was me & the bestie on New Year’s Eve:
There is a noticeable difference (I think) between the two pictures. In both of us! My biggest hurdle right now is getting past my current slump & actually being content with how I look.
I’m getting there, but I’m not there yet.
I also read an inspiring quote this week and I thought I would share it with you guys:
“It’s hard losing weight. It’s hard being fat. I’m choosing my hard.”
My goal for next Friday is to lose a pound which would put me at an even 172.0. I would love it if it were lower, but right now, I’m just going to focus on what’s attainable. One pound is way easier to tackle than my big goal of at least another 20.
One pound this week.
Next week, I will re-evaluate & set new goals.
It’s do-able. I just have to, well, do it.
How did you do this week? What are your goals for next week?