Archive for July, 2014
Last October 2013, I embarked on a journey that I was more than ready for. At that time I was unable to enjoy the outdoors, exercise with great intensity, walk the mall, and I barely had the energy to do anything else. I knew I had a problem, but I only had ONE more “try” left in me. I told myself if I try to lose weight one more time and it does not work, I will just get surgery. In my heart of hearts I did not want to get surgery because I did not want to feel like a failure. I did not want to get surgery because I did not want to feel that I could not alter my eating behaviors on my own. After all, I was a Psychology Major (undergrad), so why couldn’t I overcome bad eating behaviors and habits? I thought to myself, I can do this, right? Of course I can!
I pushed past self doubt and I lost 65 pounds in 3 1/2 months. I was amazed!!! I could walk swiftly, stand for hours while cooking, I could work outdoors in my yard, and I could just L-I-V-E and not merely EXIST. I was LIVING AGAIN!
I decided to take four months off the diet to test myself and to see if my new behavioral changes had taken effect and it seemed that they had. I learned many valuable lessons and I only gained back 8 pounds.
On June, 7, 2014 I began the weight loss journey again. I have lost 20 pounds which makes my total weight loss 85 pounds. WOW! My goal is to lose 100 pounds and I am only 15 pounds away from the goal. In fact, I have not been at my current weight in my entire adult life. I have not been at this weight since 8th grade. What a feeling!!!! I feel like I climbed my weight loss mountain and conquered it. Does anyone else know what I am saying?
Because I am feeling so alive and so blessed. I have decided to dedicate my life to helping myself and others change their behaviors about diet and health. If you would like to join me on this life-altering journey please contact me using the information below:
Ideal Physique Santa Clarita, L.L.C.
28422 Constellation Road, Suite 113
Valencia, CA 91355
This is what I look like today.