Okay, so first I want to say I'm super sorry if you did not get a reply from me after you left a comment for me on my 8 week progress pics post! For some reason, I am not able to reply to comments now! Anyone else experiencing this? If so, can you help me figure out how to fix it? But for those of you who commented and left encouraging words, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I did really well this week and I'm feeling good again. I DIDN'T QUIT! I lost 1.1 scale pounds and 1.7 inches this week. WOO! That's a total of 11.5 scale pounds lost and 23.3" lost to date. I recognize that I still have a ways to go to reach my goals, but I'm really trying to focus on just getting through each week, each day really. One step at a time. When I think about the long road that's ahead of me, it's overwhelming and I know from past experience that I can really lose my drive when I start future tripping! I punched those negative thoughts in the FACE this week! BAM!
I realized this week that I have lost weight faster in the past before, but it never has STUCK long term (obviously). I changed my "cheat day" to Saturday because I was noticing that most of my Saturdays were full of activities away from the comforts of my routine healthy eating at home and that also involved a lot of unauthorized foods! Date night, birthday parties, shopping. I think that's going to work out much better for me! Also, I started a blog! I am a photographer by trade and I used to photograph food for a living! So I have been finding great recipes, cooking and then sharing the recipes with pictures on my blog and on Instagram. I've also been blogging my personal stuff (my journey) on there too. http://fitfulfactotum.blogspot.com/ is the URL and my Instagram username is @chelsbellzz if you wanna follow me! I'd love it. ;)
Here's my 9 week progress pictures. I finally got a full-body mirror (hence the different backdrop and CRAPPY lighting, sorry) and I also had to put a new sportsbra on because the one that I'm wearing in my before picture is TOO BIG now! That's a great feeling!!!
What I'm proud of this week....The collar bone came out from hiding!
I'm starting to feel so good in clothing. Here's a full body (Clothed) shot taken a few days ago...I can finally live my fashion passion!
I look forward to your weekly pics because your progress is truly outstanding. Most who take on this challenge would be happy to finish with what you have already achieved, and you have three weeks to go!
My weight loss rate, although a little less, is pretty consistent with what you have experienced. I have also noticed that the weight is not coming off as fast as it has before. However, I can point to several reasons why this is likely the case for my person situation. I am now a little older (crossed over 400, I started with my testosterone a little on the low side, I started in much better shape than in previous times and, I am not taking any weight loss supplements.
However, I am really excited about how the weight has come off of me. I feel like my weight loss so far has been consistent and healthy. There is an adage, "The slower the weight comes off, the longer it stays off." I think there is some truth to that.
Regardless, you should be absolutely thrilled with your results. Keep up the amazing work!
it's results like this that keep me motivated. you should be very proud of what you have acheived. awesome.
My success is your success.
Woohoo! Awesome Again!
Looking really good in your outfit lady! The side shot is outstanding and the backshot - you are getting some serious shape ther now! Keep on working honey - nearly there!
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Wow your looking great. It is truly motivating to see the changes you are having every week. It makes me excited to see where I will be at my 9 weeks. Thank you for the extra motivation
I was lurking around in the progress pictures for inspiration and motivation, and I had to stop and say you look AMAZING! I'm really looking forward to taking my progress pictures in several weeks now :)
Yes, your are doing fantastic and don't worry about the lighting in the photos at this point. The fact your clothes fit differently also says a lot about your progress so far. Way to go and wish you the best all the way to the end of the challenge and on.
Way to GO! You are killing this thing. Your hard work is really showing. Great job! Thanks for the weekly updates, you are very inspirational!
Woo Hoo! FANTASTIC! You are on the home stretch now girl!! And those pants scream LOOK AT ME GO!!! IM NOT HIDING ANYMORE!!!
Hey there sweetie,
How are you doing? All ok? You are getting so close to the finish!
You look FABULOUS!!! I can't wait to see your 12 weeks shots. Get a spray tan and some stripper heels lol. You are killing this thing!!!!
Tap tap tap .... how are those last couple weeks going? The changes are HUGE at this point. Keep that head on straight, right to the end. 12 weeks. Almost checkered flag time, and another self promise complete! Yay!
Your progress is amazing! Keep it up.
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