20 lbs Gone – BAM!! 9 Weight Loss Motivators That are Keeping me Going

I lost 20 lbs and plan on them staying lost FOREVER!!!  I’ve felt so fabulous and so motivated lately.  Thought I’d share my motivation and what is keeping my hand out of the cookie jar:

1.  Stepping on the scale this am and seeing this:               and not this:







2.  Going from the size that shall not be named back into a 12 and anticipating fitting back into my 10’s and 8’s

3.  Going from “obese” to “overweight” — My Dr. told me this joyfully during my last visit.  Hearing that was bittersweet.

4. “Shopping” in my own closet, fitting into cute tops and pants that haven’t fit in ages

5.  Reveling in knowing that I’ll never hear, “I’m sorry, we only go up to a 14, you’ll have to order that from our catalog.” again

6.  Feeling good

7.  Looking good and once again getting attention from guys (1st date at Signature Room this Friday.)  🙂

8.  Realizing that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels

9.  Running an hour and 1/2 (all at once! Not over several days.)  When I started working out, I was jog / walking for 40 minutes.  Now I can run and run with only short breaks for water and 2-3 minute walks

That’s it for now.  Just 20 lbs to go before I’m at my post weight gain weight.  I’ll have to decide if stopping there makes sense or if I should keep going and take another 10 off.  I look pretty good in the mid 140’s but the weight charts say I should be 135.  More on my opinion on that later.


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5 Responses to “20 lbs Gone – BAM!! 9 Weight Loss Motivators That are Keeping me Going”

  1. Nice work, Hope! Though I’m inclined to disagree with you on the “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”…balance, balance, balance!
    Sounds like all your hard work is really paying off.

  2. Thanks Paige. Yes, that one is definitely debatable, but when I don’t eat it, I don’t miss it. That much…. 🙂

  3. Congratulations. I had been stuck at the same number, and have finally started going back down. Keep going. This is a life style change. Once you get to where you want to be, don’t worry about the number anymore, just maintain. Again, so proud of your success. Keep up the great work. Have a fun date!

  4. Talk to your doctor about what weight you should be. I actually wrote a post about how my chiropractor explained that most of the weight charts are just wrong about what our body’s weight really should be. She told me to get down to a weight that I’m comfortable in my own skin and am healthy.

  5. Alba, congrats at starting to go back down. I cut out sugar and the bad white stuff (bread, rice, pasta, etc…) Feel much better, but have the occasional fall back.

    Lisa, I’d love to get a link to your post. Feel free to share it here. I’d like to get to a point where I feel healthy, can get a good night’s sleep, and get my cardio and strength up to snuff — AND honestly, I’d like to look good in an 8-10.

    The one downside is that I’ve been loosing boobage.