May 05, 2011

Reaching The Reason

Well friends, the time is here.

One of the main reasons for my weight loss motivation is the wedding I am in this weekend. While I am not at the weight I thought I would be at this point, I am still pretty proud of how far I've come. My dress alterations cost me a pretty $120 to take in all that glorious fabric and it is still even a little big. I have a feeling I will need to get creative with some safety pins. My husband joked that I will need to stuff my bra. I can honestly say, that is the first time in my life that has EVER been recommended to me.

Here is my dress:


I have had a rough go of staying on track lately and my 3 lb weight gain over the past couple weeks is a huge wake up call- it is exactly the motivation infusion I needed and a pretty firm reminder that my efforts are not short-term. When I quit, I gain. Period. I have to remind myself that I didn't decide to lose weight just for a wedding or just to wear shorts this summer. I want to be able to enjoy this for all the wonderful events I will be involved in for many years to come.

I am the excuse queen, so stepping on the scale I had a few different zingers that I thought would suffice to explain my recent weight gain. The truth is, there is no excuse. I made the choices. I cheated. I justified it in my head. Yes, birth control pills are doing a number on me both physically and psychologically, but it is not an excuse. I know I can do better than this.

As of this morning, no more excuses. I have already logged my points for the day. I am already planning to get some exercise tonight regardless of how much packing there is to do to get myself and a 2.5 year old ready for a long weekend (which is a whole other post in and of itself).

I was thinking for awhile that I wanted terribly to skip my WeightWatchers weigh in and meeting today knowing that I am facing a significant gain this week, but I know that is the exact type of excuse that I would make to hide from my own truth. So, I will go and face facts. I will dust myself off and get back on the wagon. I WILL make it through this wedding weekend making smart choices about food instead of making it an excuse to be a cheater.

I will reach my goal weight.

I will be back to the Rant next week with many wedding pictures! I hope you have a beautiful and healthy weekend.

7 comments:

  1. You go girl!!!! You are good motivation for me to get back on track.

    Have a lovely weekend at the wedding! I hope everything goes smoothly! ;)

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  2. Thanks Caryn! I'll tell ya, when you fall of the wagon it is a hella tough time getting back on.

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  3. Enjoy your weekend! Your dress is beautiful =) and you look great in it! Own it! ... Your attitude and optimism is awesome - You have encouraged me! You are right - you WILL get to your goal weight, no matter how many obstacles get in your way ... We CAN do this! =) .. Can't wait to see your pics from the wedding!

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  4. Jo, good for you for recognizing your own excuses. That is something that I've also had to face. I would love to blame my failures on something else and only take credit for the successes...oh wait! That is my next blog post. =]

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  5. Have a great time! You are right - this is a life change...not a temporary thing...
    I lost a quick 15 pounds...and now over the last month - I have gained back 3 pounds...I know exactly what happened...I got lazy...I weighed in today even though I didn't want to - We'll get em next week right! xoxo

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  6. I cannot TELL you all enough how much it helps to know that I am not alone! I weighed in today and I was up only 1 more lb so I gained about 2.5 in 2 weeks. Let's hoping I can get rid of it faster than I put it back on :) Happy weekend friends!

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