Love this post...so honest and REAL!I remember you from the ww boards years ago (I've been following WW since 2004)...you have, will and are always an inspiration whether at goal or not.I have been up and down the same 10 pounds for what seems like forever and *almost* got to goal but never (no excuses), I just didn't stay committed.The good thing is that you KNOW you can do this...as I'm sure many others would agree.Chin up girlie girl...you aren't alone :)
You can do it, Mouse. Even if it sucks, and it's hard, and you hate it, you'll do that race. And next, year, 20 pounds lighter, you'll do it that much better.PS: You look lovely with your hair pulled back like that. :)
You are so adorable!Glad to hear you are getting back to goal.Good luck for the race. I am so impressed that you can run 10 miles. At this point I don't think I can walk one but that will change.Go Mousie!
Oh you sweet girl! I loved hearing your post. The reality of losing and THEN maintaining is harsh. I'm scared to even think about it. So, you go girl!! I'm glad to be on this journey with you. You're an inspiration.
Fantastic post and thoughts.
Wow, your vlog hit home for myself too. First a belated Whoo Hoo, Way to Go, That's incredible! 100lbs, 80lbs or anything else is an accomplishment to be proud of. I remember you from the boards as well, in fact I'm fairly sure you were the inspiration to start my own blog. You can do anything you put your mind to, in that I have complete unshakable faith. I too have had a backward slide and regained weight once lost. I took my eye off the ball and no longer made my health a priority. There's no point in looking back as the only thing I can control is the now. So here's to picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off and kicking butt once again.Hugs!
Love this post. So honest and real. Thanks for letting us all share this with you. You are such an inspiration and your re commitment to the program makes you that much more of an inspiration. I look forward to helping you celebrate when you get there.
You are awesome, lady. I have no doubt that you will get back to goal. I hope Sunday goes well for you!
You have done it before and I know you will do it again. Good luck with the run and thank you for being the inspiration for my running. I would never have tried the c25k without your recomendation. Thank you.
Girl, I just love you. I just want to fold you up and carry you around in my pocket. You know how to get where you want to be. And you also know you can do it because you have done it before. AND you have taken a big step by making the commitment- and sharing it with us for accountability.Track. Run. Repeat.
I <3 Marie! Let me just say that you just said everything I've been feeling. This year has been a disaster for me too. Could have tracked, didn't. Could have taken care of myself, didn't. Like I said, disaster.Thanks for being such an inspiration. And don't for a second think you are success story fraud - real success is about how you get through those bad times, just as much as it is about those fantastic moments.
If I had the guts to do a vlog, this could've been me, not you. Same story: hit goal, maintained for two years and then gained back not 10, not 20, but 30 pounds back. EGAD!Thank you for posting this--it's time to make me a priority again: journalling, practicing yoga, running (I'm doing a 10K on Sunday), and boot camp.We CAN and WILL do it again. I know it.H =)
I too lost my weight, maintained to two years, and this past year am up 15 lbs! I still run but stopped tracking (I did in my mind though :)). Maybe two years is the magical number. I have been having a hard time figuring out how much to eat while running. I lost my weight without working out, and now I just can't seem to figure out if I'm eating too little or too much. I have starting tracking again...every little bit, nibble, and taste. We'll see how it goes. I can see the pain in your vlog and know that MANY of us have been there, feel your pain, and believe in you!
Great video. I'm right there with you.Number would be nice, running and not dying even better. :)
I had to blink a few times during the middle there to make sure I didn't do a video post and post it on your blog! :-PI'm with you Marie, every step of the way! It seems like we both are at that same place of just doing what we both know we need to do and you've got 20 lbs and I've got 20 lbs so here we go!Oh and you, my dear, are nothing even CLOSE to a success story fraud. By it's very nature the idea of a "success story" is a glimpse into a person's life at the moment they did achieve the goal. You are real life and I'm pretty damn sure that anyone who's struggled with weight and has lost as much as you did, will fluctuate in their weight above their "goal" weight. Whether it be a difficult time in their life, a baby or whatever, but it is the case for I'd say EVERYone. You are the farthest thing from a fraud. You are real and you did it once and you will do it again. Showing that side only proves how much of a fraud you are not! ;-)Way to go lady! I'm with ya!
You can absolutely do this Mouse!! Today is a new day and the beginning. The great thing is that you realize you need to get back to tracking before the 20lb (which isn't THAT bad) triples into something much worse. You can do it!! You are definitely not a fraud and was one of my biggest inspirations when I lost my big chunk of weight. I still have 10lb to go and just posted about how frustrating it was because I just can't get it off. I know that my problem is me and the choices I have been making, but I just haven't been motivated. Listening to your vlog inspired me that it is time to get back to tracking and losing. I want to feel healthier, be stronger, and have my clothes fit more comfortably. Thank you for inspiring me and good luck on reaching your goal. I know you can and will do it!!
You are so inspirational because you are so REAL, Marie. You are NOT a fraud, at all! I'm here to support you as much as possible. You are such a great cheerleader and supportive person - it's the least I can do! You can do this! I'm glad you're journalling and working at it again. I know you'll be back to goal in no time at all! :)
you are NOT a fraud - you are my inspiration!I so need to get back on track. Thanks for sharing
You know what to do, you know what your weaknesses are and you have a goal. You will totally do it!Speaking of anti-climatic goal reaching - my first weight loss goal was to reach 143 lbs (don't ask me why - I just liked that number). I remember when I reached it - I was alone, not tracking with WW or anything like that - and felt pretty similar to you say you did. Then a few days later in the mail I got a congratulations card in the mail from my mom and my cat (who lived with my parents), and a cheque for $143 to buy some new clothes... it was such a great thing for her to do, and helped me really realize that reaching that goal WAS a big deal.
You are so not a fraud. Maintenance is the hardest part of the weight loss journey. I've successfully lost my weight several times, and manage to keep it off for 18-24 months. It is just so hard to keep finding goals to keep yourself feeling successful when you are used to seeing smaller and smaller numbers on the scale.
You are not a fraud Mouse - you are REAL! Maintenance and weight loss is not easy. It wouldn't be a success story if it wasn't 'real'...Also, you are inspiring us all by sharing honest stories about your journey. And I hope you know how much your readers appreciate this.You kick butts. period.You can do this - Go Mouse!!!!!!oh, and I hope you had fun at the 10-miler!!! :)
Thank you. I love you. That is all.
Hey hun...remember me? Probably not, but use to read your blog and blog myself and got out of it for about a year. I'm not back and can totally relate to what you are saying.I too for the last year have been stuffing my face and not taking care of myself and have paid for it. I gained all the weight back I lost on my last attempt at WW. It's sad, but I'm just about where you are and ready to start working on the weight once again...and more importantly just feeling better.I love the new youtube videos that you are doing. It totally shows a different side of you. I look forward to checking in more often with you in the future. I hope your run was okay on sunday. Good for you for still doing it even though it's harder for ya. Keep it up.Until next time.Sonya
I'm 'now' back...oops freudian slip....and typo.lol...
Great post, I'm looking forward to seeing you get to your goal again! You can do it!
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