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Losing 100lbs ain’t easy

July 24, 2017

Once upon a time in a far far away land…ok about 8 years ago…I was 120lbs I have always been a skinny stick. No booty, no tatas just a straight 120lb stick even after I had my son. Then my mom and other family members died and I had a baby and boom I became a 256 pound women that is 5’2. I have gotten out of control! I ask myself everyday how did I get here? I know it was a lot of depression and a lot of non movement but my gawd I am way to big. I am so big that I hate taking photos of myself and I hate being in front of the camera. I am doing better at it now but I am still not 100% comfortable …I’m not even 50% comfortable. Right now I weight 227lbs so I have lost some weight but not enough. For my height I am not supposed to be anymore than 130 at the most and so I need to loose 100lbs. My goal was to lose 50lbs by my birthday…which is December 16th but at the rate I’m going I will probably just lose about 20 but that’s okay….It’s time to lose weight my way and my way is the slow but not going back type of rate. I have tried all the diets….

Weight Watchers…I was confused as hell and I lost interest

Low carb diet….who knew grits was a part of that (threw the entire grits bag in the trash)

Whole 30……wait I didn’t know I couldn’t have dairy…but my eggs scrambled with cheese and my sangria…hold up

I counted calories for a while until I got lazy and didn’t feel like putting in the foods I ate and half of the time I couldn’t remember what I even ate. It’s bad…..so I am going to take my time and cut out things on my own.

Soda GONE ….I don’t buy soda for the house anymore unless I am having company over. I do drink soda occasionally if I go out but that’s it.

Water down juices…So I am buying more juice and I do half juice, half water I can’t give up my juices just yet but I’m trying

Water…I am up to almost a gallon a day. I drink water from the bottle cold and I always add a dash of lemon juice in them. It’s the only way I can drink water. I also drink bougie water…voss and fiji….Don’t judge me

Sweet tea – My weakness. Have y’all had Zaxbys sweet tea….it’s so good. I don’t drink Mickey D sweet tea often but that Zaxby and Chick Fil A one…yassss gawd

Cookies – Another weakness…I like the soft baked kind from Zaxby’s….(Zaxby’s is starting to sound like the debil) I love oreos (the double ones…I mean really why do they even make regular oreos) Cookies are my kryptonite

I don’t like cake, don’t eat a lot of chips, not a fan of to much candy so I don’t eat anything sweet but sweet tea and cookies

So I went to the Dr. and they said that I am extremely overweight and at risk for heart diseases and diabetes. I am on the borderline so I have to get rid of this weight. Here is a typical day of what I eat

I get up drop kids off to school, drink a water, then eat a huge breakfast around 11am huge means 3 eggs, eggo waffles, bacon (the thick one cause ain’t nobody got time for the thin bacon) and a cup of orange juice…..then……………a snack at dinner. Yep….that’s my typical day. I do drink water all day coupled with a cup of sweet tea here and there. *cries* My problem is I don’t eat enough and I don’t move enough so I am on a mission to look great by the time I am 38 I have two years to lose 100lbs and keep it off. I want to do this for myself and I also want to lose weight so I can start dating again I gotta focus on myself first before I invite a man up and through my life so how will I do this? Good question

First I am walking more….almost 5 miles a day. My subdivision is pretty large so I walk that 3 times a week. I use to just walk to the mailbox and back but my kids and I decided to tackle the entire subdivision and that first week almost killed me but now I can walk the entire subdivision and I am not on the floor.

Second I am eating more than one and a half a day…I set an alarm and make myself eat Breakfast (smoothie or fruit), Snack (nuts or fruit), Lunch (a salad…not drowned in dressing…still working on this), Snack (a protein bar or something) dinner..(meat and veggies) Snack….ok I probably don’t do the last one because I am full but I try. It’s hard to eat so many times a day but I know I have to.

Third...Cutting carbs….so when I found out grits was carbs I thew that out. Now the kids and I watch our carbs daily if we have it in the mornings we can’t have it in the evenings. Carbs only once a day and no more than 3 times a week. We are eating more meat and veggies around here. I don’t eat bread that much but pancakes and pasta…..yasss gawd it’s bad.

Next….keep drinking my water. I am getting good with my water intake! That has been hard but I am sticking to that

Exercise more….yes I walk about 3 times a week but I have no time to join a gym because I do have to work and the only time I get is late at night. So I try to watch a exercise video and do one of those a day even if it’s 30 min. I park far away with my car now so I can do more walking and I don’t sit all day behind the computer I get up and move even if it’s just walking up and down the steps.

These are just a few things that I am doing for myself that I know I can do. The diets are nice but I don’t stick to them so I have to do what works for me. I am determined to lose some weight even if it’s a few lbs….I will do this and I need y’all to hold me accountable! What are you doing to lose weight? Who are some great fitness people I can follow on Snapchat or Instagram?

 

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    robin rue
    July 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I have struggled with weight my entire life. I am always up and down and wish I would just STAY down!

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    Catherine Sargent
    July 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I agree, it isn’t easy. I am really bad about sticking to a diet for more than a couple weeks. I have been trying to cook healthier meals and I have also been drinking more water.

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    Shantel
    July 24, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I feel you on this Kita. After my last fibroid surgery the weight stayed on and my busy lifestyle just kept the pounds coming. I don’t have time for the gym, but like you I try to walk to so I can burn calories on a regular basis. After watching What the Health on Netflix, I’m considering eliminating all meats besides seafood from my diet.

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    Stacie in Atlanta
    July 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Weight loss is one of the hardest things anyone will ever do, in my opinion. You have to be so on point with your diet and exercise, but if you get it dialed in, you feel so much better.

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    Bill Sweeney
    July 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! You should be so proud of yourself. I only had to lose about thirty pounds, and it was tough! I can’t imagine having to keep going. Great job!

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    kristi
    July 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    It is tough to loose extra lbs. I know I could stand to loose a few. I started to watch my food a bit more and be more active as well.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    July 24, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Losing weight is definitely hard work. I need to cut back on the soda.

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    Bren Pace | Designs by Virtual Bren
    July 24, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    You got this girl! I, too, have been on a slight diet. What is helping me is my divorce. I no longer stress eat so I’m already down 10 lbs. I’d like to lose another 10-15 to get my real sexy self back!

    Keep up the good work, girly!

    B

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    Maureen
    July 24, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I always say it’s easier to put it on than it is to get it off. Weight is a struggle for real, keep strong and keep chugging forward. I like to measure inches, it seems the older I get the less likely chance of scale tipping backwards but I do lose inches which helps to motivate.

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    Cinny
    July 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Losing 5 lbs is difficult, much less 100lbs. I can only imagine the challenge!! Best of luck!

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    SenSaishaNal
    July 25, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Girl my prayers, hopes, and everything are with you! Like you, I have triiiiied and tried and I feel you! Unlike you, I have never been skinny lol so I’m just trying to get to a more comfortable place for myself. I recently started a daily step challenge to try and get my life together lol. I’m rooting for you!

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    Christiane Schulze
    July 25, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I am in the process of losing weight…I need to lose 90 lbs or so. Be proud of yourself for all you are doing. I am watching my carbs also, walking with coworkers every day (even though school is out, we are still meeting at school and walking), and my son goes with me to the gym every day…very thankful for the support…keep going!!

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    July 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I have about 100 pounds to lose myself. It is so hard girl! Way to go on your sticking with it!

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    Kiwi
    July 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Girl losing 10 lbs isnt easy. I am glad you are getting a routine and being discipline with yourself to shed your weight for your health.

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    My Teen Guide
    July 25, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    My weight has been fluctuating like crazy over the years. Chubby, skinny, chubby again, then skinny again. However, right now (for the past year) I have reached my ideal weight for my height, so all I have to do is maintain. I am so proud of your determination to lose the excess weight. I am diabetic and I know it is not good to weigh more than you should. Wishing you all the best!

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    Kim
    July 26, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Omg congratulations. I know you said you feel like you have a lot more progress to make, but you’ve definitely accomplished a lot.

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    Kenya
    July 26, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Girl I’ve been trying to loose 20 lbs and THAT AIN EASY! So I can only imagine how hard 100lbs is !

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    Carissa Godbott
    July 26, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Congratulations on the weight loss! I’m in the same boat, the biggest I have ever been and I know that comes from being depressed with everything that went on with my daughter when she was born, then a couple of years later having twins and losing one. It’s hard but I have to do better for myself and for them! Keep going even when it gets hard! You can do it!!

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    LaQuisha
    July 26, 2017 at 2:22 am

    I’m not trying to lose weight but I’m trying to improve my health. On July 1st, I gave up coffee, sugar and sodas. I’m still going strong but that wasn’t easy either, lol.

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    Ty
    July 26, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Great job. Congrats on the weight loss. This post is right on time because I needed some motivation to get my butt moving. I need to start walking. Let me get my butt moving.

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    Mimi Green
    July 26, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Kudos to you Kita. Losing any weight isn’t easy but you are doing it and figuring it out. I need to get my shape under control. I am creating a workout routine for myself to start with the hope that I can stick with it and see my desired results.

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    brianne
    July 26, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Wow that is not easy and congrats to you! I’ve been slacking for a while now on myself and really need to start watching what I eat!

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    Nellie
    July 28, 2017 at 4:12 am

    good for you for getting the exercise in! I personally love my water with a little lemon as well and YUP you are SO boujee for your water choices!! LOL

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    Dealman
    July 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    i am assuming that at middle age and at 270lbs you have had weight related issues for many years, perhaps decades. that was my situation too. behaviors were deeply ingrained. junk food had a vice like grip on me. my weight went up and down over the years. i was seemingly unable to lose it permanently. The literature on weight loos was in my opinion poor. so i sat down and created my own plan. it revolved around disengaging from processed foods in a gradual manner.

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