Extreme Makeover: Me Edition

This week on EM:ME, Amber is asking for advice on how to stay healthy during pregnancy. Obviously, I have no advice on this topic so I’ll just skip to the part about progress. 😉

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I wish I had something fun to report, but I don’t. I gained two pounds last week, and I still feel sick thinking about it. It was the first time I’ve gained since I began this journey in April. I know, I know…”it happens.” I suppose I had just gotten comfortable with the fact that I always lose when I step on the scale, but now I know that it can happen. And I hope it doesn’t happen again for a long, long time.

One of my stellar friends from the blogosphere said something today which has encouraged me tremendously. She said “I’m so glad I didn’t give up after a gain.” And it comforted me because I know I’ll get through this gain too. If losing weight was an easy thing to do, none of us would struggle with it, right? But if I persist, I know I’ll continue to see the positive results.

This week I have done my best to concentrate on the fact that I’ve already come so far. And most importantly, that through the ups and downs, I will continue moving forward. It’s not easy, but it is totally worth it. I have eaten well, exercised and looked at the bright side of things.

Speaking of which, an awesome thing happened this week which definitely reminded me how well I’m doing. I went to Kohl’s assuming that I still would not be able to wear their clothes yet, but  I tried on six pieces just to see if I had gotten any closer to wearing them. And guess what…all six sweaters fit well! While it may not seem like a big deal to everyone, if you’ve ever been overweight then you understand why I found myself teary-eyed in the dressing room. It was such a accomplishment to walk into a regular department store(not a plus-sized only store) and walk out with new clothes. I feel like I’m one big step closer to my goal, and I’m looking forward to accomplishing more along the way.

I’m progressing, and though I wish it could be faster (don’t we all?) I have a smile on my face because I can honestly say that I’m a step closer today than I was yesterday.  But, in all honesty, I hope to be a couple steps closer when I step on the scale Thursday.  I’ll take it much harder if I show another weight gain this week though I don’t believe I will. 
Now I’d like to know how you’re doing. If you want to join a supportive group of fantastic ladies just click on Amber’s blog for details.  Wish me luck on the scale tomorrow please! =)  And wish Amber the best because she’s preggers now, and she definitely deserves to be as happy and glowing as she can be.  

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    Connie Weiss
    September 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Good Luck tomorrow!!

    What a great feeling to walk into a store and have things fit! I'm looking forward to the day when shirts don't feel so tight through the middle. I just got dressed for the day and put a T-Shirt on…it is form fitting and it's tight over my stomach. I hate that.

    Have a wonderful Week!

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    September 17, 2009 at 3:03 am

    I know what you mean. I don't like that either. It's fun feeling clothes get too big…:)

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    Anonymous
    September 18, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I know exactly how you feel. I have recently lost 30lbs. I am over weight. I weighed 280.
    I never thought that 30lbs would even make a difference. I have gone from a size 24 to a size
    20. Sometimes even a size 18! I went to old navy
    2 weeks ago. Since they started selling their plus sizes online only, I have never even thought about going there.
    I teared up in the dressing room .. I am not stuck shopping at lane giant only any longer !!!

    YEA to freedom !!

    – Renee

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    Xazmin
    September 20, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Your posts are always so inspiring! I have been having a rough time staying motivated.

    But I do know the wonderful feeling of trying on something you normally wouldn't be able to wear, and having it fit! I want to experience that again!

    Thanks for the motivation!

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