Sunday, September 25, 2011

Stick and Stone May Break My Bones But Your Words Can Never Break Me

Photo Credit: Colin Bailey

This past week has been a lot of ups and downs for me ..But im still going strong.. I have realized that i shouldn't dwell to much on what people think of me rather than i should just keep my head up high and go foward.. I started off the week with a family member telling me that i look like i've  "add on a few pounds too many" to put it in a nice way. I of course got a little defensive. Granted they haven't seen me in like a year but i just felt so defeated. I just finished doing the 2 week challenge and i so  was excited i lost 5 lbs. (yea me! :) ) But then hearing what i just heard was not so good. I eventually brushed it off my shoulders and didn't dwell on it. I would've just got too down and you know how food and being down goes together. Didn't want to go down that road. So i held my head up high and kept going foward. I still did my excercises though not a consistent as when i was doing my 2 week challenge but i still did them. I have started noticing that i don't eat as much as usually do. My next goal is to start counting my calories consistently. I tend to forget alot. I have also incorporated walking into my excercise. I've realized that i need to do more walking. I know that I and only I can be the one to do something of my outcome. I am not going to let anyone stand in my way no matter how depressing some comments are to me. But do you want to know what the best part of my week was. Getting on that scale this morning and seeing those numbers move back. Though not alot, still it moved. I lost 2 more pounds.. :) So as i double check to see if i was mistaken, i get off the scale and smile to myself knowing i am 2 more pounds less closer to getting to my goal weight. In conclusion I have signed up to do another two week challenge and I am hoping I will see more numbers moving backwards in the right direction. So for now I am taking it one day at a time and I am not letting anyone stop me.

Question: Where are you planning for your feet to take you before 2011 ends? Any races or training plans?

Before 2011 ends I plan on being 40 lbs. lighter. I am hoping anway. :) I hope to succeed this by eating right, counting calories, and also by doing daily excercises and walking. I have entered to do a 5k walk in October. I am pretty psyched that i've signed up to do it. It will be my first walk ever in my lifetime. My biggest accomplishement will be finishing it. After that i am hoping to do a 5k run. But we'll see how i do with my walk first. I am not a big runner but i hope i will do it someday.As i mentioned one step at a time one day at a time.

This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women


  1. Awesome job on the weight loss. I know how badly it hurts when people comment on our weight... ESPECIALLY when you have been trying hard! I like how you just concentrated on how much you've lost and kept going. Good for you! My goal is a 5K, too

    wendy @

  2. Have your tried the C25k program?
    You can TOTALLY do this! Despite less than sensitive comments.
    Have a great week and keep it up!

  3. Its hard to not let comments get to you. Just keep doing what you are doing and let them inspire you to keep up the great work! It is those like you that have inspired me to join the 2 week challenge!

  4. Great job on losing 2lbs. A big congratulations on bouncing back from the negative comments. Always keep in mind that you are doing this and it is working. Hugs love you lots

  5. I think is is amazing that you finished the 2 week challenge AND lost weight! I wish that person was nice enough to compliment you rather than to knock you down. Either way, you are making a lifestyle change to be a better you. Good luck!!