I’ve gained a lot of weight over the last few years. To be honest, my weight has always fluctuated. When I was a kid (and I’m talking like, a youngin), I was small. Probably from running around like nobody’s business. Going into middle school, and into high school, I started gaining more weight. That was aroun the peak of my anxiety issues, and I’m not surprised that I gained the weight that I did.
I wasn’t doing anything. For part of middle school I was homeschooled, and going into high school the thought of gym glass made me so damn nervous that they were able to sub out that required credit with something else. I stayed heavier throughout my high school experience, and only found myself starting to “slim down” after high school.
I have a picture that I’ve always referred to as my “goal” weight. Looking back at it now, I realise that was 8 years ago, and I doubt there is a chance I’ll make it back to the body I had when I was 20/21. It was by far my skinniest time period, and then I got into a serious relationship. I gained comfort weight in that relationship probably about a year in, and then it’s been downhill since then. My ex and I split back in 2012, two years after I was at my goal weight, and all I’ve done is gain weight since then.
I’m thinking of having the photo blown up, posted on my wall, to help as inspiration. I bet you somewhere in my pile of clothing I still have the shirt I’m wearing in the photo (I’ll post it below to show where I was before). I guess I shouldn’t call the photo my goal weight – but rather my goal body. Where I felt healthy, didn’t have to spend so much on clothing (because plus size clothing IS more expensive), and just felt comfortable in my own skin.
Week four I’ve started to feel better about myself, but I still didn’t make a huge dent in the progress. I was more aware of what I was eating, but I will say I spent most of last Friday being a complete lazy asshole. That definitely didn’t help my situation, I can say that for sure.
WEDNESDAY WEIGH IN: WEEK FOUR
- Starting weight at beginning of Week 4
- Current weight
- Weight loss or gain
- What attributed to my loss or gain?
a) What was my food intake like?
Better than week 3, that’s for sure. I had a week long addiction to clementines that my stomach did NOT agree with, but I’ve definitely improved. Less snacking for sure!
b) How many times did I hit the gym?
No gym, one at home work out.
c) Was I more weights than cardio?
I definitely did more cardio.
- Pictures of my progress
I wanted to show a side by side of my goal body photo, and where I am now, so check it out (please ignore my weirdo face in the first one):
- What hurdles did I face?
An addiction to clementines that didn’t bode well for me, and my sushi craving.
- Goals for the next week
Finish my research on a diet I want to try – I’m thinking it will begin to start Week 6 – I’ll tell you all about it at the end of Week 5!
- Power quote
“You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.”
Does anyone have a “thinspiration” photo?