My Weight Loss Journey: 5-Month Update


                  It's been exactly 5 months since I started my weight loss journey. Seeing the picture on the left was a wake up call for me; that plus my sister-in-law and my husband telling me that I got too big. The last thing I wanted was for one of my in-laws to tell me how big I was. I got tired of seeing an older version of myself in the mirror. I felt heavy, and I started to have knee pain. My goal was to lose 35 pounds by June. And as you can see, things are looking up!
                  I lost 25 pounds in 5 months. As some of you already know, I did not do it by exercising and eating healthy only. I started in September,  and I lost 14 pounds by November 2013  after walking 3-5 miles a day, 5 days a week. Then I was asked to test 3 different diet supplements during a 3-month period, which helped me lose 11 pounds altogether. I stopped exercising while I was experimenting with the diet supplements so I could report my progress more accurately. Now that I am done with the experiment, I am back to exercising.
                It's been hard to wake up at 5:00 in the morning to exercise, but seeing a younger version of myself in the mirror every morning is all I need to get me going. A light breakfast and my morning coffee help, too. I usually start with dancing, followed by 10-15 girl push-ups, and my favorite parts: sit-ups and crunches. I am more focused on toning my body these days. I want the flat belly and the well-defined arms.
     
                Losing weight is never easy. I had to first start with a commitment, followed by motivations from different sources (including my readers),  and lots of sacrifices.  I still have 10 pounds to lose by June of this year, but I feel better than I did five months ago. I went form wearing  sizes 12-14 to wearing size 8 tops, and size 10 jeans and dresses. Size 6 here I come! My goal weight is 140 pounds. I am not there yet, but I will be.

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26 comments:

  1. Good job, I am keeping my fingers crossed! If you want we can follow each other, let me know:-)

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  2. Awesome :)

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  3. You look great! Keep up the work! I am starting my own weight loss journey. :)

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  4. It is not easy because i can't even get my lazy behind to the gym so i admire what you are doing for yourself. You are on the right track Nerline :).

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  5. You are really working hard and it's paying off!

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  6. Congrats to you!!!!! You've done a fantastic job so far!!! Keep up the good work!!! You go girl!!!
    kisses
    Lenya
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  7. Congratulations Nerline; you really do look simmer.

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  8. You look great! Can't believe you lost that much weight in only 5 months! Don't lose focus and keep pushing forward


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  9. Wow! I am truly inspired, by your weight loss. I've been trying to loose ten pounds and it's taking me forever. I think I need to go from exercising 2 day a week to five instead. I have recently added weights to my work out, because what I really ned is to tone. Great job, and thanks for the motivation!

    Much Love,
    Tania
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  10. Woooow. Im SO glad u kept up with it! there's no going back now lol. The toughest part is the first one or two months. i can def see the difference particularly around your waist-line and your face I think. im impressed. keep it up babe.

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  11. You look amazing you should feel proud of your accomplishment so far the journey pay off continue the good work stay healthy not just the loss of weigh but the personal health is so good for you.
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  12. Congratulations on your success thus far! You look great!

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  13. Awesome progress, Nerline! Congrats to you!!

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  14. Congratulations on your weight loss thus far! With continued hard work and dedication you will definitely reach your goal by June!

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  15. Awesome dear, It feels great when we start losing weight. I lost about 6 kg before few months but as I took steroid injection for my optic neuritis I have put on weight, Even I must plan for my weight los again.

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  16. Congrats Nerline! Those lost 10 lbs will be a piece of cake!

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  17. well done on your weightloss and you definitely can get those last 10lbs down.

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