How Low Can You Go

Let's Try This Again

>> Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    After losing a few followers after the last post, I have had time to think seriously about my next move.  I have never been good at taking constructive criticism.  Ever since I was young, that has been my weakness.  I do not like to be TOLD that I am doing something wrong, let alone told how to fix it.  As I have grown older I have realized that I do not know everything (shocking I know) and the only way to get better and improve myself is to listen to others and take their advice, especially when they know what they are talking about.  So I am slowing starting to get  back to my old ways eat better; more veggies, less carbs, more water, less cookies and getting back to the gym on a regular basis.
    The gym is having a Biggest Loser type contest that is coined as a way to loss some weight before the holidays. I have entered this 7 weeks to lose the most % body fat and I hope that I can make some strides, my goal would be to lose 10 pounds, which would be about 4% body fat.
     I tried Cardio Box last night and my upper body is feeling it this morning.

   Thank you for all your comments (good and not so good), I do appreciate everyone that reads.  I really do.


Kyra October 16, 2012 at 2:51 PM  

Well that is the right spirit! Well I am still a blog follower! You inspire me! I too, still struggle with tightening up the eating. I like having my ice cream & cake & fried chicken!

be encouraged!


Mimi October 17, 2012 at 6:19 AM  

Good luck!! Just pay attention to how the food change makes you feel. I almost feel like a lot of people who are above 200 get to this barrier when they are close to being under. 10-12lbs would but you in the 190's so i for one am rooting for that!

That would be a great way to start the new year and very possible!

Do clothes motivate you? I like trying on things that are a little tight as the weeks progress to check how i'm doing....coz as you know it doesn't always show up on the scale.

I look forward to seeing some great numbers

Ro October 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM  

I didn't see your last post...what did you say to make you lose people..
Not that it cant please everyone.

but thats a GREAT attitude to have.
Slow and steady wins the race. Make some small changes and enjoy everyday. You look amazaballs and as long as you FEEL great...

Yum Yucky October 17, 2012 at 2:59 PM  

Just catching up and piecing this altogether, but all I have to say is, "change takes time". One of the most powerful things in a weight loss journey is the change of mindset. Where the head goes, the body will follow. I look back and recall the VERY slow changes to my own mindset. It took time. It's all good, Haneefa. Change is happening for you.

Noir October 17, 2012 at 6:54 PM  

Ms Haneefa, awwwwwww - *hugz* ...

Sorry sweetie, but I do not find the words used by your poster constructive in anyway. Anyone who's ever dealt with weight loss knows that words like 'you clearly don't eat well' can be extremely depressing, negative and could easily send a person struggling with their weight back to comfort eating. And who is anyone to tell you that you are not allowed 'once in a while'?

All of us on this weight-loss journey know the struggle to get through the days/weeks/months/years and how it is a changing the whole mindset. We will have good days and bad days, days we will stick to healthy eating and days we might slip. This is true for everyone, even for people at a normal weight - everyone has 'once in a while' days.

The important thing here is your exercise plan means that you are getting fit, you are keeping your heart healthy, and you are getting your body used to a healthy life-style.

You'll win the battle with food. As you know, from my blog, I've said I struggle with combining both high impact exercise and a healthy eating diet at the same time. I've worked harder on the diet than the exercise - I try to eat healthily and do a lot of walking - that works for me. I know I won't be able to commit going to the gym with dedication until I finally lose this last 15 lbs that really doesn't want to melt off! LOL.

But seriously, I am in total awe at your dedication to exercise - it is extremely inspiring and a challenge.

You have done mega-well in keeping off about 50 lbs and staying with your regime for almost 3 years. Weight-loss is a marathon and not a sprint. And you look totally beautiful in your 'after' pics.

Keep up the fight and please don't let the comments sink in in any negative way.


Overweight in SoCal October 19, 2012 at 1:49 AM  

Still rooting for you. All the best with biggest lose contest at the gym!!!

Tim October 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM  

Just catching up on your blog. I think it's always a good thing to get different types of feedback just because you can use it to motivate you in different ways. Good luck!

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