Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tiny Steps

***Originally posted to Shredding With Simply Me***

That is where I am at. Just tiny, itty bitty steps. I have a goal of when I want this weight gone. I am completely serious about it, and I am having to remind myself every day when the cravings hit.

It has been a little over a week of this daily reminder, and daily knee hitting, asking for strength.

Today it paid off. 1/2 pound. In a week. Still it is there, and going down in the right direction.

My goal for right now is to hit 190. Wow, to actually weight 190 seems so daunting, but I am only a few pounds away. I think literally biting off this huge number of weight into little bits is going to be the only way I can get through this. Down 5 lbs at a time, slowly chipping away at it. I think it was Becca who suggested doing little goals. (I can't remember who said it, but IT HELPS!)

SO, after 190, it will be 185, etc, etc.

Like Nakia, I am having a hard time deciding what my 'treat' should be when I hit 190. I keep hoping that it will be that I can try on a pair of pants I have hidden in a tote and they will magically fit, so that I can add to my wardrobe. I just need to psych myself up that they may not fit, and that is okay.

We'll see. For now, still on the journey to 190. 193...192...191...190...


Cory and Becca said...

GREAT POST! and a reminder I needed myself! You are awesome KIM! :)

Heather said...

you can do it!

Lauren Horsley said...


I found your site through a comment on my good friend Stephanie's blog and burst into tears as I started pouring through your posts. It was like looking in a mirror.

I too am fighting both weight and depression on a daily basis, battling that dreaded 200 that I hit this past summer. I've been mortified to admit to something that causes me so much shame and yet I know that as long as I don't just accept it and love myself anyways, I will continue drown in depression and put on weight.

But this week I got to the gym 4 times and each time I told myself I am worth it, I can do hard things and I am never giving up. This was a good week. I don't know that they'll all be like this but I'm going to remember this one when I'm feeling down. Remember that I did it and I can do it again.

Thank you thank you THANK YOU for sharing your experiences and feelings with such sweet honesty. It was exactly what I needed to hear.


Lauren Horsley

Lechelle said...

HOORAY for 1/2 pound! Maybe next week you will lose more, maybe you will loose less, but you are doing it!

Happy everything said...

Good for you, Kim! Because I am so overweight and I have no goals, just gaining and gaining more and more!

Steph said...

I seriously LOVE YOU KIM! Honestly... you are one of the most wonderful humans I have come in contact with. And I find you to be so beautiful just as you are. I hope you see that too.