Thursday, July 3, 2014

Outside the Zone

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I won't lie! It is kinda stressful to blog everyday! There is definitely a bit more pressure than I thought and it's only three days in! Still having fun, though :) Onward to Day 3!
DAY 3: Update on Getting Uncomfortable in 2013-What have you done out of your comfort zone this year.

It didn't immediately come to me, because I first thought that buying a house was WAY outside of my comfort zone. (Which it is, spending large amounts of money and being in debt that much gives me hives.) But then it came to me...the most uncomfortable thing I did this year was post about my weight and subsequent weight loss. 

Even posting it here, again, is hard!!!! 

No woman likes to admit how much she weighs, especially when that number puts her in the obsese category. That was a hard pill to swallow. It's not like I hadn't been trying to do something about it, I had. It wasn't until I got my IUD out that I was able to lose weight. Stinkin' thing.

Still, it was hard to post the pictures. It was hard to share the numbers with ya'll. But I am so proud I did! It holds me accountable for this weight loss journey. I falter sometimes (like this week I have been struggling with chocolate chip cookies...and tomorrow is the 4th sooo I'll be eating. A lot.) but I always can pick myself up and reboot. 

I love being able to celebrate something that is truly hard for me to do. Posting about finally being in the 130's was an AMAZING feeling. Can't lie. I hadn't seen a number in the 130's in well over two years. What makes it better is I haven't had anything but support from you guys and I just love you for it. 

136 lbs! Hooray for the 130's!
And now for an update: As of this morning, I weight 134.4 lbs. This means TWO THINGS. 
  1. As of right now, I am .4 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight. Honestly, I am freaking out a bit. What will happen when I finally reach that number?  What if? What if? What if? It's an exciting time for me, that's for sure. It's two years in the making and I hope to be there by the end of the week!!!
  2. I have officially lost 30 lbs since I started this journey. Thirty pounds. Holy cow. I never thought I'd be here, especially this quick. In just 5 months I have shed THIRTY pounds. To me, that is just nuts. I am so grateful that my body is finally cooperating, that I am on the road to a much healthier me. I am so proud of myself, for sticking with it this long and for making a big change in my life and attitude!
Thanks all, for supporting me in this. All the emails I have received have made posting my fatty pics on the internet totally worth it! 

Special shout out to:


  • My amazing husband who helps me eat better, pushes me to work out, helps me when I want to quit and just supports the crap out of me in this crazy journey of mine. He's the best. And I love him. (It's also his birthday today. And without embarrassing him too much...I love him. He's the best. I am so grateful for his existence.)
  • Kristen. I could NOT have done this without you. You held me accountable. You worked out with me. You ate with me. You struggled with me. You have made this process so much better for me and your friendship is truly something I cherish!
xox

Tanika 

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on the weight loss!! I lost a substantial amount of weight about 3 years ago and it's so difficult to stay on track. Its awesome that your husband is so supportive!! Good luck with the last 0.4 lbs!

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  2. You are absolutely amazing! Keep staying strong girl :)
    Thanks for linking up!

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  3. You look great!! Congrats on the weight loss!!! You stepped out of your zone for sure sharing!

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  4. That is amazing! Dont feel uneasy about sharing your before photos, everyone has them! You are brave and its such an accomplishment! To let the world see where you started and where you are now gives inspiration to many women. Keep it up :)

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  5. Congratulations on your weight loss! You look great.

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  6. woohoo!! that's so awesome girl! congrats!

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  7. Way to go! Posting those before pictures and numbers is the hardest thing ever! Keep up the good work :)

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