Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Make A Change

If you have been following me in the past, you know I've been trying to lose weight. I have been considering weight loss surgery and have my doctor picked out and everything but he wants me to lose 10% of my body weight before I can get the surgery done. Sounds easy enough, right? Not so much. I was on Weight Watchers back in 2011 and lost 20lbs. I was feeling really great and then went on vacation, gained a little weight, lost motivation and put the 20lbs + a few extra since then. I've always been the "big" girl but I'm ready to make a change... for good.

I'm going to start little by little because if I go full force right away, I know that won't work for me. I'm going to start doing portion control and start walking every day. I also would like to eliminate soda (although I don't drink too much soda to begin with). I think I need to drink more water. I feel like if I make these changes, I should start to see a change within myself. I'm not expecting anything to happen over night because I 've been down this road before but I feel like if I do this without using a program, it will work for me.

Have any tips or anything for this journey? Let me know!

Now here is a picture of me now. The one on the left was a couple of weeks ago and the one on the right was back in April. I'm not going to say how much I weigh now but if I can get to my goal weight, I may post it.



13 comments:

  1. Best of luck to you!! :D I am also heading on a weight-loss journey (I'm at the heaviest I have ever been *eek* and have decided that this is the heaviest I will ever be!!)
    We can do eet!!!

    I found your blog on the blog hop, and am now following! :D
    www.artevolve.blogspot.ca

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    1. Yeah, I'm at the heaviest I've ever been too. Good luck on your journey. :) Following you back!

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  2. I started the Keto diet (low carb, high fat) in February and since then I've lost over 50lbs. I eat meat, cheese, salads, almonds, pistachios, strawberries, assorted green veggies in my normal meals. I don't count calories (namely because the same foods I eat I already calculated at one point), I only count carbs (I limit it to 20g carbs per day.)

    I have hated diets in the past, always have, always will... But this was an excellent lifestyle change. I don't miss sweets and even if I did, y ou can find alternative recipes to making cookies. I get to eat all the meat and cheese I want and it doesn't count against my carbs. I eat less than I ever have since I get full faster, and.. I feel amazing!

    My two main resources:
    http://reddit.com/r/keto and http://reddit.com/r/ketorecipes

    If you ever decide to try it out, hit me up on Twitter (@jordanriane) for any questions! <3

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    1. Thanks! I'll look into it. Anything that can help, I'm all for :)

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  3. I'm right there with you. I'm struggling as well. If you find something that works, please let me know!

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  4. Hi Christina! Just started following you today and I do have a tip. I was part of a beta test for a book Dr Mark Hyman is coming out with soon. He has a bunch of books already including "the blood sugar solution". What I learned while doing the beta changed everything! Check out the blood sugar solution if you get a chance!

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  5. I believe you will be able to reach your goal! Good luck! :)

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  6. Good luck reaching your goal! Stay motivated and just have faith that you WILL succeed. Prepare, prepare, prepare! I'm here for support :)

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  7. Hi Christina. Congrats on you recognizing what works for you and going for it. Go girl! I wish you the best!

    www.crystal-blake.blogspot.com

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  8. There is a book called 100 days of weight lost by Linda Spangle. It changed my life. I am more of an emotional eating and this book helped me recognize my triggers. I got mine as an e-book, its cheaper. Push by Charlene Johnson is another good one but it is for 30 days.

    Good luck on your journey. You can do it!!

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