Indeed, that's what the weight loss feels like right now. I'm pretty much sitting right at 172. I've realized that my caloric intake is a bit too high, and I've decided to go back to low carb eating. I've been doing more big salads with chicken, lots of veggies (red bell pepper, cucumber, mushrooms, asparagus,) and for snacks I'm eating grilled turkey or chicken.
Another thing... I am going back to my old habits of looking at pictures of myself and cutting down every little thing. When I was heavier (around 200-225,) I used to look at these images and think, "How hot I was!" or "Man, I was cute and tiny!" ... but somehow with getting smaller, your perspective can change and you start to think you're not good enough even after weight comes off. Why is that!??!
Anyhow. I know I've been sucking at updating. Things have been insane busy, but I wanted to stop in and say hi to everyone. I always swear I'll be doing updates more often, but I end up slacking.
I swear I'm going to try to stop in and write more!
You must be psychic. I just looked at your name in my sidebar and was like "I haven't heard from Jenn in a while." If it wasn't for Jewlia I'd start wondering if you were still alive.
I'm with you on the low-carb thing. I started this week and have been very surprised at the result--who knew I was THAT sensitive to carbs? I'm going the stir-fry route, but plan to get a bunch of stuff for some nice big salads. Good luck... you're still a hot chick!
Seriously I was thinking of you today too! You have company in stuck-ville...Me! I've lost 30 lbs and I'm stuck. Probably because its summer & I'm enjoying going out which automatically means more food/drinks.
But I started the c25k running program so I hope that has helped balance out the other stuff. I'm on week 2 Day 2. Fingers crossed I'm goin to my WW meeting to see the number on the scale tonight! :\
Delurking here....hang in there! You are inspiring. I lost 48 pounds, but am back up 30 (net 18 loss). I am trying to stay motivated, and reading your success helps. Thanks!
I am the same way... no matter how much I lose, I find a way to pick myself a part! Let me know if you find a way to get over that! :)
I find that if you keep a food record you do much better. I plan all meals on Sunday and that way I have it ready for the week.
There may be small changes that come up but its better then eating on the run.
YOU can do it, you know how to make the changes now go for it!
I agree - looking at pictures focuses the mind. Good attitude.
I've been stuck around that range for YEARS! Keep working it...you look fabulous!!
Have you ever heard of BodyBugg? I am seriously considering purchasing for something to change things up and keep me honest. Just a suggestion...will let you know if I do it!
I know exactly what you mean. I always feel like I just don't look good enough, even when I'm down a few pounds. I don't know why my mind is trained to think like that, sometimes I seriously worry about my body image. But don't you worry at all Jenn, you are looking so amazing! Keep up all the hard work :)
I hope that has helped to balance things of others. I'm on Week 2 Day 2. Fingers crossed
The oddest thing has been happening to me along those lines. At my heaviest weight, I could look at myself in the mirror and convince myself that I looked pretty much okay. Then I'd see a photograph and it would send the illusion crashing down to earth.
Now I see a lot more work that needs to be done when I gaze in the mirror, but when I see a photo, I think "Dayum, he looks fit!" How weird is that?
But yeah... you do need to update more often, slacker.
Gave you an award, girl!
Going from where you started at your highest weight, to what you are now, you are doing great! Hang in there, you will always run into plateaus that seem to be hard to get over. You can do this! I would love to get down to that weight at this point. :-)
Love your blog and look to it for inspiration often!
Good luck with the new focus on low(er) carb.
Hope it goes well :)
Keep it goin'. I love the picture of you. Stylish. Be on the lookout for John Mayer; if he sees you, he'll proposition you and you'll be in US Weekly.
Good luck to you! Your mind is in the right place! Be kind and truthful to yourself.
I have totally experienced this same issue, your perspective of your "self" does not always change even after you lose weight. For a while you feel amazing and happy and excited about fitting into cute outfits and so on, but it does not last, and soon your back to thinking that you need to lose more weight or even depressed and go back to old emotional eating habits....I think part of it is a emotional need that goes deeper than just the outer surface of losing weight...what that emotional need is I have no clue yet. With food it is like a way to fill something that I need filled, a emptiness that I am trying to stuff to make the dullness go away, when you lose weight you still have the emptiness or you may still have the same self image issue cus I know I do...it is hard...Just keep going and maybe do some soul searching, meditation and yoga. I have heard amazing things about this book, I think I am going to read it. It might be insightful....http://www.amazon.com/Women-Food-God-Unexpected-Everything/dp/1416543074
Sorry this is just a bunch of rambles. I am curious as to what sort of work out schedule you have found to work for you?
Oh did you know that LuluLemon offers free yoga Thursday nights at 7pm and 9am on Sat. Mornings?
Keep up the hard work!
I worry that I will do the same thing. Even when I was thin I didn't thin I was thin, so if I become thin again, how will I know it? Weird.
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