As I have mentioned before in a previous post my New Years Resolution like so many others is to loose weight and I am doing a 90 Day Challenge with Creative Bioscience using their hCG 1234 drops. I began using the drops only four days ago and will give you an update on how it is going in a months time, but I must say I am loving it so far! But for know I want to discuss my plan for staying the course.
The most successful I have been at managing my weight as an adult was in college and I attribute that to the company I kept the ladies I experienced those four years with ate like rabbits. Lol But in all seriousness being in the company of young ladies who portion size was less than I was accustomed to and who lived a more active lifestyle than I did inspired/forced me to adjust to their habits if I wanted to hang. My most recent weight loss succes came in the form of a weight loss competition with my friend and fellow blogger Daphne of MushyMamma. Once college and the competition came to an end my weight instantly began to creep up. So I have devised a plan to not only loose weight but to keep it off.
I have also committed myself to a weight loss competition with the BLM Girls (Bloggers Like Me) a community of women bloggers dedicated to the positive exchange of ideas, tips and advice about FASHION, BEAUTY, RELATIONSHIPS and FAITH through blogging, meet ups and social networking. It is a competition and yes I plan on winning the grand prize, I am also benefiting from the experiences of a community of women who are going through this weight loss journey with me at least for the next 11 weeks or so. The cash prize is motivating me and the women are inspiring me.
In addition to the BLM Girls competition my hubby and I are working towards a goal collectively that if reached will be rewarded with a much needed adult only vacation that includes warm weather and sandy beaches. So my focus here is not just solely on me, but if I don't pull my weight (pun intended) than not only will I let my self down, but I will be letting my hubby down as well.
All the above mentioned challenges and competitions are things I have committed myself to to help me loose weight. How will I maintain it once it is lost? Well if you recall throughout the year last year I made small changes in my life ie., eating only whole wheat everything, drinking green tea, drinking more water, eating from smaller plates, and eating dark chocolate to satisfy my sweet tooth. While all these things were a move in the right direction they were not BIG enough to make a BIG change on the scale, but will prove to be helpful when it is time to maintain my weight loss. One big step I have taken was influenced by North Cobb Mocha Moms, a mothers support group which I am President of, we had a meeting where I stood in front 20+ women and revealed not only my weight loss goal, but my current weight as well. GASP. The purpose of this particular meetup was/is to support each other and hold each other accountable to the goals we set for ourselves for the year of 2013. I feel this will make all the difference outside of my home I spend the bulk of my time with these ladies, therefore making my circle of support/accountability complete.
With all that said my biggest inspiration and motivation lies in these two little boys, who deserves nothing but the best that includes a healthy mama!
What or who inspires you to press on when things get tough?