The weight loss real deal

I am the world’s worst blogger.   Being a clinical counselor I’m require to spend most of my day in session and all  I do is document. When I come home and rest and on my day off I don’t want to see the computer screen let alone wright a post. Did my amazing justification pardon my absence? 

 Life has changed so much for me this year so many amazing things have come to pass.  I think the biggest one has me continuing to learn about my weight loss journey. Let’s see since my last post I was    at 208  well I am an amazing 225 . I say this because life happened and so does muscle. I retired weight watchers because all I knew was Points Plus and that isn’t really learning about nutrition as a whole. I went on to My fitness pal i was also at a plateau  and I wanted to switch it up. I focused on   Macros and learning how to maintain my weight I continued to stay active I work out 5 days a week.  I still very much weight lift and bust my ass with Cardio.   Although a learning  process  I can say all my gain wasn’t just muscle, vacations and life happen and I’m really okay with it. I’m still the same size I was in January 12/14   and I weight more.   I’ve also learned  an extremely important lessons. The scale has no power over my emotions unless I give it power. That took a lot of inner self work.  I’m glad I went through the ups and downs of my journey in the last 10 months.  I’ve learned  nutrition, self-love  and body image love because it boils down to how you feel on the inside and what demons you are facing you can get to goal weight but if you are facing issues inwards you will never be satisfied and when you look in the mirror you won’t feel good. I’ve also learned to trust the process you see I left weight watchers just because I wasn’t getting the results fast enough I thought for sure it wasn’t working for me anymore ,  (DUH)  I was gaining muscle  is what was the problem never the less   I had to learn what I had to learn and I’m thankful for it nothing is  every by chance.    

 So moving forward what’s my plan of attack  well  my goal is to lose 35 more pounds  and maintain  my weight  so I have once again started back on weight watchers and I am down 3.5 pound  BOOM !!  

 Here is a picture  of myself  now  J   I will attempt to be a better blogger  I am a great instagramer  lol so go on to the side of this page and click follow 





January Versus  Now October 




January  versus  October 





Talk to ya soon


Xoxo
Crystal


 Outfit

 Blazer - Sears
 Top- The Limited
Skirt -  Sears





Weight Loss update for Janaury 2015


Hey, Guys.

 

 It’s been a few months since my last weight loss update.  H Well Im here to tell you it’s stronger than ever I have hit losing a total of 68 pounds in 1 year. The holidays where such a struggle actually since November 3rd my birthday weekend to Vegas is where it all started. Did I gain yes I gained 4 pound from November till New Year’s Eve.  I did however take no break at the gym I ate and worked my ass off. I gained from eating all the sweets (To many brownies).

   What where some of the highlights of last year for me.

 

I have gained so much endurance. I have gained muscle. I discovered my passion for strength training and Weight training. I get an amazing adrenaline when I feel my muscle sore and burn from the workouts. It’s even more amazing to see my muscles form and to feel them.I  workout 4- 5 times a week. I am so dedicated and really have falling in love with the gym. I have tried new machines and workouts that I never thought I would engage in.  I walk in the gym with more confidence than I ever had.No more walking with my head down.  My clothing size is so much easier to shop for and so much cheaper (wohoo) I went from a Size 24 to now a XL which is a size 14 I do fit in some  L depeding on fabric . That is another (Victory)








 The biggest highlight is to wrap my brain around not letting the scale have so much power on how I feel about myself. I had to learn this when I started to build muscle , because muscle weight less than fat and as you started to turn fat into muscle you start to look smaller rather than have that number reflect the scale. That was so true and remains so true in my case. I have noticed me looking smaller but the scale not budging much.
Overall I have really come a long way in my first year. Now it’s on to another great year. This year I will be participating in my first Spartan sprint race in September I am extremely excited about it. I will continue to update you on my journey.
 
  Here are some pictures, of my progress..


Before and Now 12/31/2014



Begining , Middle    Now





Now


Before  ansd Now 




 


Before and Now
Now
 


 

 

 

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