Weight Won’t Wait

If I get another chance to, I will never, no never, neglect you.” -Me to my body every time I look in the mirror.

My initial plans were to write a post about old love, but something drastic happened. Wait for it… I weighed myself Saturday morning. Yes, it was that big of a deal. After getting off that scale,  I was really trying to figure out how I could build a time machine and delete every bad thing I ate over the past year…or at least the tater tots and Mai Tais from Friday night. But that’s not it y’all. The icing on the cake (might as well use a food reference) was Sunday when we tried on bridesmaid dresses. LOL, listen. My soul hurts. It really felt like my self-esteem was an old friend waving goodbye to me in that dressing room.

You know that awkward stage, where none of your clothes fit the way you’d like, but you can’t afford new ones, so you eat your feelings and gain more weight? That’s me right now.
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I see a fair share of weight loss and #HealthyLifestyle pictures on Instagram, mainly from teatox and waist trainer distributors, but still. Sometimes they motivate me, but most of the time all I can really think is, “Dang, I should’ve done something sooner. I’d be that size by now.” In 2010, I tried on some jeans in Target and I felt a lot like I did when trying on those bridesmaid dresses. Weeks later, I joined Weight Watchers. During that time, Facebook was my main source of communication and Twitter was still new to me. So, social media didn’t play the main role in my inspiration.

I tried to sit down to think of all the things that have changed in my life over the years. (The list is depressing and energy draining, but I do have plans to share it with you.) I used to be a concealer wearing, lowkey beauty product addict, with legit daily and nightly routines. These days, my make-up skills are basic and so are my routines. WHEN DID I LET MYSELF GO?!?
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Weight Watchers was the first method I actually tried, so I’m not claiming to be a yo-yo dieter. However, I have gone back and forth between “I want to lose weight!” and “Ok, I’ll lose it next year!” more times than I’m willing to admit. Whatever motivation I had during my first weight loss journey, needs to make its way back into my life immediately! It’s starting to feel like the weight won’t wait on me to have another a-ha moment.

At this point, I’m just looking for a few words of advice. If you’ve taken a weight loss adventure (or made any positive lifestyle changes) in the past, how did you stay patient and on track? Leave a comment or tweet me with your tips, please!


15 Replies to “Weight Won’t Wait”

  1. The first way to reach your goal is to start. I understand the struggle and see it all the time with clients. You are already on the right track by considering making a change now all there is is to JUST DO IT. There are no magic teas, waist trainers on any other gimmick that will help you reach your goal. Just hard work, patience and consistency. Blessings toward your endeavor!

    1. Thank you so much Ivanna! I appreciate that! Patience and consistency are my main struggles, but I’ll get there. Thank you again. -Ace
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  2. I’m on weight watchers right now actually! I’ve lost 18 pounds since the beginning of this year, and I love it! I would suggest that because it’s working so well for me. It really is just about getting into a healthy routine of eating right and working out though. You don’t need to “diet” per say, just make sure you’re eating healthy, fresh food! Be patient, stick with it, and sooner than you think, you’ll have the results you want! YOU CAN DO IT! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. I really loved Weight Watchers; I’m just currently unable to afford it. I lost 40 pounds when I was actually on WW, and that’s why this weight gain really hurt my soul! ? I may join again this spring! -Ace
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  3. I admire you so much for wanting to change your life! I lost weight by joining a barre class and committing to four classes a week. If I didn’t show up I got charged. A big incentive! I also took all junk food out of the house and ate at home. If I was meeting friends for dinner I would eat healthy before and have a small salad when I was out.

    Good luck!
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    1. Great advice, especially being charged for missing a barre class! -Ace
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  4. I think the biggest piece of advice I can give is to be kind to yourself during this time. Love yourself NOW and continue to love yourself with any weight you do lose. you are a beautiful human regardless of the weight, and what matters most is that you’re healthy through it all. 🙂
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    1. Thank you so much Julia! I do think that’s the big part of the problem. I’m too focused on the outcome instead of focusing on how awesome I am now! -Ace
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  5. Please read Ali’s story in my post that I am sharing here and you will be on your way to achieving your goal. Good luck! http://www.boymomboss.com/623-2/

    1. Thanks! I’ll check it out. -Ace
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  6. Staying patient is the hardest part for me! I just want quick results! Good much getting over that hurdle and getting your weight in check! ♡

    1. Thank you Susannah! May the odds be ever in our favor! 🙂 -Ace

  7. Hey, One way to lose some weight without much effort is by using a waist trainer and employing normal regular exercise routines. During exercises they generate heat which helps to burn the fat in your body. Also, they are able to help you control your intake of food assuming that’s one primary cause of your weight gain.

    1. Thanks for the tips! I started using a waist trainer a month or 2 ago but just during everyday activities. So I haven’t seen much results. I’m walking and sweating more now, so maybe I’ll see a change if I keep it up.

  8. Its a great post. And really like the way you have explained the things.

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