Weight-loss Journey 2017 – Breaking the Cycle

The struggle is real. I lose weight, feel great and give myself some slack. What happens? Oh, you guessed it I gain a few pounds back. It’s a never-ending journey for me, an addiction, and honestly, I think it consumes me sometimes. It’s July already and it’s time to get real with my Weight-loss Journey 2017 – Breaking the Cycle.

Weight-loss Journey 2017 - Breaking the Cycle

Weight-loss Journey 2017 – Breaking the Cycle

How does one break the cycle of weight loss, and weight gain? Honestly, your guess is as good as mine. I could spend hours researching what worked for others, I could see a doctor and have him tell me I have issues. But why spend the time researching what worked for others, or spend countless amount of money learning what I already know? Right? So here are some of my thoughts on why the weight-loss and weight gain cycle repeats itself. I am pretty sure this is basically how it is for everyone.

We work hard to lose the weight, we feel good about it, look good and we give ourselves some slack. Sound about right to you? What happens when we allow ourselves slack, we start eating carelessly, we skip the workouts, and not that we should be surprised but some of the weight comes back. This sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it? Well, repeat this a few times over and you’ve just created a cycle. I don’t know about you but I am tired of this never-ending weight-loss weight gain cycle. It’s time to break the cycle!

Weight-loss Journey 2017 – Breaking the Cycle
The Plan

How do I plan to break this weight loss weight gain cycle? The following things need to be done and I need to stick to them.

Stick to Low-Carb eating.
Fitness Journal – track daily food intake, exercises, weigh-ins, fat loss, body measurements, and water intake.
Being held accountable for my weight-loss etc.
Reward myself with healthy choices or non-food rewards.
No more excuses, no more trying to convenience myself I can be happy with the extra weight.
Do it because I don’t like the way I feel inside, remember that it’s about me and only me.
Share a weekly picture of my progress, a video on my YouTube channel, and a weekly update on my struggles.

I was told I was a very determined woman, as early as just this morning. I know I have the determination of an elephant, the will-power an ox, but I have as much confidence as a mouse. Weird way of explaining it, huh? You see I don’t care what people think of me, but at the same time, I care about being over-weight and how others see me. I know it’s probably some childhood issue that I’ve carried with me into adulthood, but I could care a less about the why and want to focus more on breaking the cycle.

Weight-loss Journey 2017 – Breaking the Cycle
The Cycle will Break!

I am going to make it happen with determination, will-power and I’ll get the confidence from my magic hat. Now, If only I could remember where I put it. I am definitely committed to breaking this cycle I have repeated over and over again, and yes I’ve said this once or twice before too.

What makes it different this time around? Nothing really, maybe more determination? It very well may be because I have spent so much time losing the weight over and over again, and the pain of having the extra weight outweighs the way I feel without it? Either way, this is real, the struggle, the determination, and the weight.

Weight-loss Journey 2017 – Breaking the Cycle
Starting Again for the Last time.

I am determined as ever to do this one final time and don’t plan on writing this almost exact story 6 months from now. So here’s my starting again stats, goals and final thoughts.

Weight history:
4 years ago I was 197 lbs. and wore size 16 in women’s pants
2 years ago I was 135lbs. and wore size 5 in women’s pants
January 2017 – I started off at 170lbs. and wore size 9 in women’s pants
June 2017 –  155lbs. and wore size 8 in women’s pants
July 4th, 2017 – 165 lbs with 30% BMI
Today – 160lbs. and wear a size 9 uncomfortably with a 29% BMI

Goal: Weigh 135 lbs and a BMI of less than 25%, and wear a size 8 comfortably.

I know I can do it, I’ve done it over and over again, but each time it’s harder and I have to work even harder than before. Remember I do this for me, the way I feel, and how I want to be seen.

Do you struggle with a weight loss, weight gain cycle that you find yourself repeating over and over again? What are some of the things you’ve struggled with? How have you overcome them?

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