30 September 2014

Weight Loss Goals: 5 Things I Want to Do When I Lose Weight

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Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever to get up at certain time. Perhaps you are unable to meet your business goals or fulfill your dream-house fantasy because of obstacles in your cash flow cycle, you always have options like Kabbage, who provide small business loans, to turn to in order to get your funds faster.

But reaching weight loss goals is different, you don't need to spend a lot of money. Even if you spend a lot of money on weight loss program, pills, exercise equipment, or meal replacement nothing works if you don't put effort into it.

I have a goal.

I have a goal that one day I will lose weight and have that dream body.

Nothing tastes as good as losing weight feels. Imagine pulling off a body hugging dress without holding your breath. Imagine slipping confidently, easily, and joyfully into those skinny jeans without struggling. Imagine bending over comfortably to tie your shoes. Imagine climbing two flights of stairs but never feel short of breath. Imagine stepping on the scale and read it by just looking down, straight down. And that you know your children are not embarrassed about the way you look.

Sticking together through thick and thin: A weight loss buddy can provide companionship, and positive encouragement and help you stick to your weight loss goals.

I share my hopes and dreams with my weight loss buddy. I wrote these 30 day letters to inspire her. She, on the other hand is my great aid to motivation, someone that makes me accountable for my weight loss goals.

We know that we are not deemed to be FAT forever. 

Dreams and goals can really inspire you. We imagine our dream body. We imagine what it would feel like to experience the dreams we want to have.

Here are 5 things we want to do when we lose weight.

1. Fit into smaller clothes

Ajinmend: I will dig into my old clothes. Finally fitting into those small clothes. Yay!
Honeybee: Very cool! I think my old clothes kinda outdated. I will go shopping for clothes online and the best thing about this is have to worry not about the dress sizes anymore.

2. I want to do a photoshoot

Ajinmend: I want to celebrate this victory by taking wedding anniversary photoshoot. Imagine wearing that princessy dress and show off your tiny waistline.
Honeybee: And flat stomach.
Ajinmend: And nobody will ever asking you if you're pregnant when you're not.
Honeybee: Awkward, right. We get asked that question big time. As for me, I want to take a decent family photoshoot and pose freely. I mean I will never need to hide behind my kids anymore to hide my embarrassing body shape. Non scale victory!

3. Talk back to your critic

Ajinmend: For those who dared to say "you never lose weight" this is the sweetest revenge. I will proudly flaunt my new body makeover.
Honeybee: Make them regret. Imagine you meet someone you haven't seen for ages. Imagine the stunned look on her face when she sees your "new image."

4. Show-off "Before" and "After" Picture on media social
Think yourself thin with the FaceinHole app: Had been overweight for years, we can't even remember 
us being at our ideal weight. 
Honeybee: I used to post other people before-and-after-weight-loss picture on my Instagram. Now it's my turn.
Ajinmend: You want fame. Gah!
Honeybee: Hell, no!! Haha...I am not focusing on personal glory. I simply want to inspire people. Inspiring others isn't easy. But we all have the ability to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say 'because of you, I didn't give up.' Inspiration is one of the greatest gifts we can give anyone. When you inspire others, you give them hope. We give them life.
Ajinmend: Absolutely. I want to do the same thing. Success should be celebrated, not condemned.

5. Expanding family

Ajinmend: I have been putting my life on hold because of my weight. I would like to get pregnant and expand our family but I can't until I lose some weight.
Honeybee: Oh, that's also one of my bucket list item of things I want to do when I lose weight. We want a healthy pregnancy, right? Getting pregnant when you are obese or overweight increase your chances of miscarriage, birth defects, and pregnancy complications. We don't want to take this risks.
Ajinmend: But sometimes people just can't understand why you want to lose weight if you plan to get pregnant. People mindset was like you will gain weight during pregnancy. So why going through all the hardships to lose weight. People was like... you can lose weight after you have a baby. But I want to be at my healthy weight for my next pregnancy. I want to stay fit and strong.

It's your turn now:
What's on your bucket list? What things you want to do when you lose weight or when you reach your goal weight?

Fitspiration Friday: Grace's Weight Loss — How She Lost 45 Lbs in 4 Months

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I owe you Fitspiration Friday post last week, so here you go. Please welcome Grace.

When she first started her weight loss journey in May 2014, she was at her heaviest weight of 240 lbs (109 kg). Too heavy for her 5' 4" frame.

She was at the heaviest she has ever been. Depressed.

About 8 years when she was in high school, she wanted to be 'skinny' so she tried everything to lose weight — diet pills, crazy diets, adderall, laxatives, anorexia, bulimia, then...got into heavy heavy drugs. "I hated the person who I was becoming," she wrote. "Eventually, I just gave up trying for years."

And 5 months ago she finally decided to change her life.

She is so freaking inspiring! In a little over 4 months she had already lost around 45 lbs (20 kg). She did this on her own, no supplements or anything else, all natural — eating healthy and exercising!

How she kick started her weight-loss journey? Quoted from her Instagram post, she says: 
"I have come a long way and there's no stopping me. I am finally doing this! I don't know what made me just finally say enough is enough and start losing weight, there was just a click in my head, like "okay, this time, I'm not giving up!" I don't know how to explain it. But once it clicks, you'll see what I mean :D CONGRATULATIONS to the people that have lost 10 lbs, 15 lbs, 30 lbs, EVEN to a 1 lb weight loss!! I know it takes a lot of hard work to be in this journey, but it all pays off! I Respect each and everyone's journey. Let's keep kicking ass !!!!!!!!!!!"
I believe many want to know her weight loss weapon. On one of her picture on Instagram, she captioned:
"I always give it my all, without excuses & with so much determination. I workout 6 days a week Monday through Saturday for about 45 minutes to an hour and 20 minutes. Depending on the calories I wanna burn that day. I always set a goal before I workout on how many calories I wanna burn that day. Today was 1,000. Sometimes it's 400, 500, 600 or more. I set a goal in my mind, and I hit it! When I first started working out, I'd set a goal between 250-300 calories, then moved it up to 500, trying to build up my endurance. Now I can go over 1,000 :) Never give up on your goals, they'll make you stronger ;)"
Weight loss didn't happens to me last year but I told myself that this time, this year I would lose the weight. Now that 9 months have passed I still stuck at the same weight I was when I first started (and probably gain another extra pounds - I haven't weighed myself in months.) 

But reading Grace's story makes me feel hopeful. I've seen how far she has come. If you're not motivated by her accomplishment, I don't know what will. 
Non-scale victory: Same shirt, 5 months difference.
Just a gentle reminder to myself. If she can do it, there's no reason why the rest of us can't." Amazing people do not just happen. Push yourself because no one is going to do it for you." Love this quotes!  

You should go follow her Instagram @graciesjourney for daily dose of weight loss and fitness motivations. Don't forget to share this story with your family and friends by clicking the share button. If you have your own success story, don't keep it a secret. Write your story and share with Her Weight Loss Diary community here. 

Now share with me in the comments:
What was your AHA moment? What prompted you to begin your weight loss journey?

Weight Loss Tips: Avoiding Nutrient Deficiencies During Weight Loss

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The following is a contributing post by Lisa Dennis. She used to work in healthcare and nutrition, helping people to maintain their fitness and lose weight by adopting a healthy lifestyle. After a short time away to get married and start to raise her family she decided that she'd prefer to freelance, and started a writing career. Now she pens articles on the topics she knows most about and finds she's got more time to help her own family grow and develop healthily.

It is important to get enough important nutrients to boost metabolism and increase exercise performance. Lisa reflects how the nutrients you eat can play a vital role in weight loss. I hope you will find this information helpful. 

When you’ve struggled with your weight for a long time, you’ll do anything to see the pounds come off. This often means dabbling with very low calorie diets or other weight loss plans that extremely limit the choice of foods you can eat. While you’ll likely see results, these regimens are usually hard to stick to and can leave you short of various vitamins and minerals. Micronutrient deficiencies not only take their toll on your energy levels and your appearance, affecting your hair, skin and nails, but they can also leave you feeling low and jeopardize your long-term health.

If your calorie intake is regularly less than 1500kcal you are recommended to take a daily vitamin and mineral pill to top up your levels of vital nutrients. However, reducing your calorie intake needn’t mean that you can’t achieve a nutrient dense diet, it just makes it that bit harder. When you’re aware of which micronutrients you are more likely to fall down on when controlling your weight, you can take steps to include foods that are not only rich in these nutrients, but are compatible with a diet for weight loss too. Here we take a look at 5 vitamins and minerals to focus on and how including rich sources of these may even help you to shed the pounds.

One food group that is commonly limited during weight loss attempts is dairy produce. We’re told that full-fat milk, yogurt and cheese are high in calories, so we may do away with dairy foods altogether. However, doing so makes it more difficult to get enough calcium, as milk, yogurt and cheese is our main dietary source. 

Low-fat options are lower in calories, but just as rich in calcium, so they’re a good option to protect the strength of your bones. Keeping dairy on the menu is also a good idea, as numerous studies link higher calcium diets with a lower body weight and weight loss. Other dietary sources of calcium include leafy greens like broccoli and spinach, pulses and canned sardines or salmon.

Vitamin E
As it is a fat soluble vitamin, vitamin E is typically found in foods with a higher fat content, which you might limit as part of a diet for weight loss. 

Examples of foods rich in vitamin E are vegetable oils and spreads, nuts and seeds, all those that you might have cut back on. With a limited intake of vitamin E you can develop dry skin, but the role that vitamin E plays as an antioxidant also leaves you vulnerable to attack by free radicals, which over a longer period could mean a greater chance of heart disease. 

If you’re wondering where to get your vitamin E from, certain fruits and vegetables also provide the vitamin in smaller quantities, such as kiwis, tomatoes, asparagus and green beans. There’s no need to eliminate nuts and seeds though, as research shows that including these can lead to more weight loss than on a low-fat diet, possibly because their fiber and protein content curbs hunger.

Vitamin D
Studies show that low vitamin D levels are more common when you carry extra weight. While researchers don’t yet know for sure whether low levels of vitamin D contribute to weight gain or being overweight depletes your stores of the vitamin, one possibility is that it comes down to diet again. 

Limiting items like fatty fish and eggs, which are naturally rich in the vitamin, along with fortified foods like margarine, milk and breakfast cereals could go some of the way to explaining why our vitamin D levels are lower. The sun is still the best way to get enough of this vitamin, so exposing your lower arms and face to the sun each day, possibly during outdoor exercise, is a good option.

B vitamins
If you’re contemplating a low carb diet, it is worth bearing in mind that carbohydrates are an important source of B vitamins, particularly B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B9 (folate). Studies certainly show that weight loss plans that restrict carbohydrates, such as the Atkins diet and Dukan diet, place you at higher risk of a low B vitamin intake, which can leave you tired and is a particular issue for women planning pregnancy owing to folate’s role in fetal development. It’s possible to minimize B vitamin deficiencies while on a low carb regimen by including yeast extract, green leafy vegetables, lean meats and fish.

Although you might not have heard of this mineral, it is another you can go short of on a low calorie diet. Chromium is found in a range of foods from apples, bananas and wheat germ to beef and liver, but a restrictive diet could easily see you going short if you cut out carbs or shunned meat. 

Chromium plays a role in metabolism, though there isn’t good evidence that it promotes weight loss. However, what is known is that chromium is essential for blood glucose control, so if you have diabetes your blood sugar levels will rise without enough dietary chromium. Eating a wide range of foods shouldn’t see you going short of chromium, so avoid cutting out whole food groups while trying to lose weight.

After reading this, please share in the comments:
Are you lacking in any of these nutrients? Which nutrients might you be missing?

If you'd like to write a contributing post for Her Weight Loss Diary, check out our guidelines here.

25 September 2014

Fitness Fever: 3 Sneaky Ways to Stay Fit on Vacation — Without Really Trying

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Vacation is an opportunity to look forward to some great time to relax, escape, and indulge. But having a blast on vacation doesn't always mean taking time off from your diet and health lifestyle.

How to stay fit on vacation, weight loss

Trying to stay fit while on vacation is a bit tricky for me. I am still trying to stay committed to my fitness plan at home, I am especially find it difficult to keep fit on vacation which usually involve a busy day of shopping and sightseeing, extra baggage, kids, and tight schedules. Staying fit on vacation is something I'm tempted to abandon.

I am challenging myself this month of September to complete 30-Day Squat Challenge. And I'm proud of myself for sticking to it longer than I expected. I usually quit any weight loss or fitness challenge halfway but this time it's different. Maybe media social pressure made me pushing myself, and by the way it's a great motivation. I plan to keep the momentum going during my short trip to Hong Kong last week. But it didn't happen. I was too busy preparing the kids in the morning and too tired to workout when return to the hotel in the evening.

I don't want a stressful vacation just because I can't make my vacation workout at the same time. I'm not a fitness expert, but I know anyone can stay fit on vacation — without really trying.

1. Walk to your destination
Include into your travel itinerary a short hikes or walking trips. The “Hotel Hike” at the Aria Las Vegas provide one such unique experience to stay fit while traveling. If hiking and walking tours is not your thing, you can have another option by walking to your destination instead of taking bus or train.

On vacation to Disneyland last week, we walked to several attraction nearby and these miles racked up to 1 and ½ miles per day. Never underestimate the power of walking. Sound simple but this small walking session add up to a mega calorie burn!

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Super massive mama enjoys the glamorous night view of Hong Kong

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Excited! Hong Kong Disneyland
How to stay fit on vacation, Hong Kong Disneyland
Father and son at Cinderella's castle. See, the boy just can't wait to explore the park.

How to stay fit on vacation, Hong Kong Disneyland
Mystic Point - one of my favorite attraction at HK Disneyland. 
How to stay fit on vacation, Hong Kong Disneyland
Cinderella, my favorite Disney Princess
2. Dance the calorie away
According to Fitness Blender, dancing – for example salsa dancing roughly burned 405 calorie per 60 minutes for someone weighing 140, or around 480 calorie for a 180 lb person. If you have opportunity to dance with your family on vacation take advantage of every one. It is a fun way to burn off some of the vacation dessert you may splurge on.

3. Take your meal plan
Plan ahead your meal. Bring healthy snacks with you on long walks to stave off hunger. You'll be able to save money and calories by avoiding trips to fast food restaurants, street foods, or last minute meals.

Don't Beat Yourself Up
Take it easy! If you gain few pounds or your fitness routine get interrupted during your vacation, don't feel so bad. It's okay to take a week off from gym. You purposely go on vacation to relieve stress and give your body a rest. Everyone needs a little break and that including your structured fitness routine. You always can get back on track after vacation.

Your turn! Share in the comments...
How do you stay fit on vacation and still having fun? 

16 September 2014

Fitspiration Friday: Jojo Motivates Herself to Lose 80 Pounds!

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This is maybe late for Fitspiration Friday but I want to post it anyway.

Fitspiration Friday is a series of beautiful weight loss success stories on Her Weight Loss Diary, I blog about to inspire and motivate myself on my weight loss journey. And by the way, we always love a magical success story, don't we? I hope as you reading you'll be inspire as well whatever your weight loss or fitness goal might be.
Jojo's Weight Loss Transformation: Let's the picture speak for itself
Jojo's Weight Loss Transformation: Let's the picture speak for itself

Meet Jojo. She has a good sense of humor, so full of life and love! And she lost big too. Read on to find out how she made it and be ready to inspire.

HER WEIGHT LOSS DIARY (HEWLD): What is your starting weight and current weight? 
Jojo: Heaviest weight 257, current 175.

HEWLD: What challenges you face in losing weight? 
Jojo: Myself, finally realizing that it was ONLY me who could create my true happiness, so it took me 4 years to get serious.

HEWLD: Diet and exercise - which one help you lose weight faster? 
Jojo: I don't believe in diet, but I did change my entire eating, and that's 90% of weight loss. I like to lift weights so I do both, and have slowly lost my weight.

HEWLD: What foods and habits were the most difficult for you to give up? 
Jojo: Potato chips, and I will have them once or twice a month still

HEWLD: Do you believe in cheat days? 
Jojo: Absolutely, I have one cheat day a week, and I still will make smart choices, and ususally just have one cheat meal a week, now a days.

HEWLD: How do you find the time to workout all day? 
Jojo: It's 4% of the day, one hour....no one can say that they don't have that.....get rid of your excuses, and you will find results.

HEWLD: What is your favorite workout? 
Jojo: Old school heavy lifting.

HEWLD: How long does it takes to see your weight loss result? 
Jojo: Since November when I was 228, it's September and I am 175.

HEWLD: When you didn't lose weight for a few weeks, how did you keep motivated? 
Jojo: I didn't gain my weight in a few weeks either, so to just quit after a few weeks is silly....and the scale doesn't matter its inches and how you feel inside

HEWLD: What advice would you give to your "50 pound heavier" self? 
Jojo: I don't ever plan on speaking to you again.
Jojo's New Body Makeover: From Flab to Fab
Jojo's New Body Makeover: From Flab to Fab

Follow Jojo on her Instagram @jojosullins and get inspired by some really great motivational post. If you have your own success story, don't keep it a secret. Share with us, you never know who you are inspiring.

Your turn, leave in the comments:
Speaking of motivation, do you believe that being gentle with yourself can get you motivated enough 
do you push yourself to get things done? 

12 September 2014

4 Clever Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable to Your Weight Loss Plan

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My blog post kind of slow these days. Sorry. I try to update as often as I can.

4 Clever Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable to Your Weight Loss Plan

I have a new love for Instagram, (let's get connected! My username is honeybeegeb) it is like my accountability partner. I'm doing a Squat Challenge this September and every time I done with my exercise, I post it on Instagram. 

There are times when I don't feel like exercising or to complete the squat challenge for the day but I do it anyway. Because I am afraid when I stop posting about the Squat challenge I have started my follower will assume I have quit and I'll bring embarrassment to myself. Or maybe I will disappoint my followers and weight loss buddy who look up to me for inspiration. I am of course nowhere near to my goal but yeah you know you just have to keep pushing yourself because you never know who you are inspiring. I mean, I know that's a silly reason to exercise. You exercise because your body needs it not because you want to makes someone happy. You exercise because exercise can improve your appearance and confidence. Because exercise is a great way to combat stress, exercise improves life expectancy, and the list goes on. 

Getting out from your comfort zone is always tough in the beginning but I believe will get easier with time. So while I try to find my rhythm I see no wrong to use this silly reason to stop myself make excuses and therefore keep myself accountable to my weight loss goal. I admit that I'm not totally focus on clean eating, there are still lacking here and there but I'm working on it. I promise you, dear body.

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Squat Challenge: 4 Weeks to 200 Squats by PopSugar
Alright, I keep myself accountable to weight loss plan by posting my fitness daily challenge, posting motivating pictures, quotes, reading and repost success stories on Instagram.

Here are 4 more clever ways to stay accountable to your weight loss plan:

1. Keep a food diary
I'm not a fan. I keep off-track but undeniable it is an excellent tool to keep track of the number of calories that you eat if you use it wisely. Food diary show you where you're missing out on certain types of food.

I used to record everything in my food diary after I eat. I think this is where I'm doing mistake. I always over my calorie limit. So I reject the idea of keeping a food diary because I don't see any point using it. But later I learn that the smartest way to use food diary is not to write down what you had eat, but to write what you plan to eat before you eat it. By this way your increase your awareness and you will literally think twice before you eat.

2. Save your smaller clothes
I haven't ditched my old smaller clothes because I have faith, I'll be able to fit into those again someday. I have one old dress that rather outdated but I still keep it to track my weight loss. When I fit into it I know I made progress.

3. Track your fitness
Keep a fitness log. This is what I do now. I mark an "X" on a calendar on days I exercise and "report" it on Instagram — it’s motivating to see a chain of Xs that you won’t want to break.

4. Reward yourself
This is one way to ensure that you will not give up hope and stay motivated when the road is long. Reward can increases your awareness of what you've achieved. For example, you can reward yourself a spa treatment for every 10 pounds you lose.

Weight Loss: Keep Calm New Body Under Construction

Now I want to hear from you:
How do you hold yourself accountable to weight loss? 

06 September 2014

Confession of a Fatso: 10 Things I'm Thankful For Being Fat

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Hello September. I just renew my vow to lose weight. September is a new month to conquer, a new start, a month for new goals. I want to see what happens if I don't give up on losing weight.

Her Weight Loss Diary: 10 Things I'm Thankful For Being Fat

In the beginning of this year, weight loss journey was a little bit fun. But my enthusiasm about the new beginning, all those New Year's Resolution to start training, join a gym, lose weight, and start eating clean quickly fade away into the dust as February and March roll around. Yes I know you can relate. There are times when I feel like giving up. Why going through all the hardship to lose weight if I feel comfortable in my own skin? I am not. Honestly... I'm not being truly honest.

I hate that my smaller clothes don't fit right. 

I hate that being fat limits my fashion choice. 

I hate it when my tummy jiggles. 

I hate it when people mistaken me for being pregnant when I am not. 

You know it sucks to be a fat girl. A lot. 

Being fat sucks but when you choose to look life from a brighter side, life feels better! When you're thankful for what you have, for who you are, you feel more motivated and inspired! You'll find the reasons to be optimistic about your weight loss journey. And optimistic people lives a happier and more successful life.

I'm listing down 10 Things I'm Thankful for Being Fat.

1. I'm thankful that being fat has taught me about making good choices
This weight loss journey has taught me that my life is a result of the choices I made. I am the one who choose burger instead of a salad. I am the one who choose to sit all day watching TV instead of getting off the couch and spend at least 30 minutes per day working out. And I learn that if I want a different result, I should start making different choices. Better choices.
2. I'm thankful that being fat has taught me about moderation
Moderation or controlling your food intake is easier said than done. I'm thankful that being fat has taught me the quality of being moderate. Of course I mess up my diet every now and then. But now I am more alert about any possible consequences of my choices and therefore I try to stick to healthier choices.

3. I'm thankful that being fat has shown me that I'm not define by the number on a scale
The number on the scale cannot measure my beauty, my talent, my purpose of life, or my love. The scale may give me the reflection of my relationship with gravity in number but the number does not define who I truly am. I am happy, I am capable of amazing and wonderful things, I am loved.

4. I am thankful that being fat has taught me to be more compassionate towards others
I know how it feels like to being teased, taunted, and humiliated because of your weight. I am thankful that getting fat taught me to be nice, to be more compassionate to other's challenges, to understand to other's weight loss struggle. And one day when I finally succeed with weight loss, I can motivate other people, I know the right word to say because, "I've been in your shoes before."

5. I am thankful that being fat has taught me to embrace life and my body
It sucks to be a fat woman. Indeed. But embracing life does not mean you accept yourself being fat, overweight, and obese and stop do anything about it. Embracing life doesn't mean you surrendering your weight forever. I am thankful this weight loss journey come to me to teach me. This weight loss journey taught me to embrace life and the lessons it provide to educate me about nutrition, foods that are healthy and unhealthy, how to incorporate fitness in my every day life. I reduced my tendency to seek someone to blame. I stop playing the victim role and start working like a victor. I am learning a new way of coping, and I let myself recreate my life story.

I weighed 47 kg when I met my husband, which consider ideal to my petite frame. But I felt fat. I still tried to lose weight. My weight had begun to creep up to 55 kg after married. And I felt so bad. Looking back now, how I wish I can go back to my old weight. Even if I reach 55 kg, I'd feel happy. I'd never consider myself fat anymore. I am petite but big boned, so I would never be as skinny as Cara Delevingne even if I weigh 40 (kg). I have a Kim Kardashian's pear shaped body type. I am thankful that being fat gives me a chance to learn about my body type and how to choose clothes that flatter my body type.    

6. I am thankful that being fat has taught me more about self-awareness
Being fat makes me more self-aware about what, when, and how to eat. Being fat ramp up my self-discipline so I have more control over my pattern of eating. I am challenging myself as best as I can to eat differently, to eat better, and eat less.

7. I am thankful I am alive and healthy
I am fat but healthy. I am not a size zero but I know I am capable of losing weight. I am stronger than my insecurities. I know there are people who are smaller than me who live with chronic pain and sickness, and I do not. I’m thankful that my body is strong enough to do what I need it to do.

8. I am thankful I am loved
I don't want to lose weight to impress my husband. Because the first person I want to impress is myself. But I know losing weight will affect our relationship, in a good way. When I met my husband I was not as heavy as I am today. But I am thankful my husband love me despite of my size. I am thankful that my husband gives my weight loss effort so much support. I am thankful I am loved by my husband, family, and friends. I am loved and that motivate me more to take care of myself for the sake of the people who love me and whom I love dearly.

9. I am thankful that being fat is not the end of the world
There's always a way to lose weight and get healthy. I am not doomed to remain obese forever.

10. I am thankful that being fat made me appreciate the value of being healthy 
Being fat help me to see and feel what it was like to not be active, to feel uncomfortable in my own skin, to not like looking at myself in the mirror, to go outside and feel like everyone is looking at me and judging me. Skinny doesn't always mean healthy. You can have fat arteries and be skinny. People who are overly thin have a high metabolism. They can eat whatever they want and not worry about weight gain. They tend to eat junk foods and unhealthy foods which may left them with a risk of high cholesterol, heart attack, or stroke. I am thankful that through this weight loss journey I can appreciate being healthy and having that great lifestyle.


Now your turn. Share with me in the comments: 
What things you are thankful for on any day?

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