I did it.
I reached my goal.
I am now at a healthy weight.
I need to shop for clothes that fit me right…lol
I’m still in shock. I don’t want to lose weight. I mean I was probably like a little kid the last time I thought that, and I’m 46 years old now.
I didn’t spend my whole adult life as big as the posted picture, but I did for the last couple of years. I had always battled my weight though, and probably spent most of my twenties around the weight I am now +5 or 10, and then packed on 20 or so pounds in my 30’s and then 30 or 40 pounds in my 40’s.
I figure now is a good time to reflect on what I’ve learned and why I was successful.
All About the Math
No matter what diet you follow – and I don’t mean diet as in losing weight I mean diet as in what we consume is called a diet – It will eventually come down to calories put into your body vs. calories you burn.
Yeah, some calories will keep you full longer, some have more nutritional value, and some might make you bloat up like a balloon but there is one thing for sure:
Math. Don’t. Lie.
The way that you control that number is a very personal thing. You have to find the right help, and you best make sure it’s something you can live with for sure, because if you just go back to your own habits the minute you get close to where you want to go, you’re toast.
Speaking of Numbers…
I’ve learned to not dread the scale. Far to many people. myself included, have used that little contraption to judge their self worth. It is simply a tool to gauge your progress, and sometimes it’s a stubborn little bitch that doesn’t give us what we want. Hell sometimes it doesn’t give us what we deserve.
A salty dinner, hormones, a full moon….So many things factor into what we weigh. I had weeks where I stayed the same even though my nutrition and exercise were on point. Then I’d stay the same the next week. Then I’d lose 6 pounds the third week. It will eventually show up, because as I said before….
Math. Don’t. Lie.
While the scale isn’t exactly my best friend, I have learned to appreciate it as a valuable (if sometimes unreliable) tool in my quest to become healthy.