Thursday, January 31, 2019

I Lost 10 pounds this January!

At the beginning of 2019, I was 225 pounds. Those of you who know me know that between the years of 2017-2018, I have lost 70 pounds. I will link a post to that story for those of you who haven't seen it and are interested. At 225 pounds, I was satisfied with my weight, my health, and my body but I still wanted to lose more weight because my goal weight is 200. My mentality was, "I'm satisfied where I'm at and my priority moving forward is to keep the weight off and hopefully lose more." So coming into 2019, I was moving to a different area for school and an internship that I was doing and I decided to save money but reducing how much I eat out. I decided to cook more of my own food and unexpectedly, I started to lose more weight. I didn't even intend on losing more but it just happened because I reduced my consumption of fast food and other restaurants and I started cooking more of my own food. As of today, I am 214 pounds! I am going to keep pushing forward and lose more weight to get down to 200 pounds because that is my goal and I am going to make it happen. 2019 is the year that I will make it happen! The moral of this story is that if you are struggling to lose weight, you need to deeply analyze your regular routine and see what kind of barrier is stopping you from losing weight. Maybe you have lost 50 pounds and want to lose another 20 but can't seem to do so, analyze your habits and be honest with yourself. There may be some bad habits that are stopping you from reaching your goals and you need to cut them out. This may be hard, as you want to still feel somewhat comfortable but making sacrifices, in the long run, will benefit you greatly, more than you would ever expect. So when you are craving your favorite food, whatever it may be, think to yourself of how much better the taste of victory will be over the taste of your favorite food. It may suck now, but it will be amazing in the future. I crave fast food a lot but I know that the taste of success is better than the taste of that burger from McDonald's.

Link to my 70-pound weight loss story: https://www.chrissnutritionandfitness.com/2018/10/before-and-after-my-story.html

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