They say nothing outlasts the Energizer… but I have to say I am rivaling it 😉 It took me 1 year and 1 week to lose the 100 lbs. I waited a little while and then on June 24,2017, I got my first tattoo!
Each of the stars represent 10 lbs lost (for a total of 100 lbs). I chose stars because of the song “Shooting Star” by Bad Company. The chorus goes:
Don’t you know, don’t you know, Don’t you know that you are
a shooting star,
Don’t you know, oh, yeah, Don’t you know that you are
a shooting star, yeah,
And all the world will love you just as long,
As long as you are, a shooting star.
This has a lot of meaning for me. It tells me to aim high and I will go far as long as I keep trying. Never give up. I think this really defines me. I have been noticed for my tenacity at work and with friends. Some people may see my determination as stubbornness, but I think it is more positive than that. It has helped me lose the 100 lbs in 1 year and 1 week!
The tattoo did not hurt as badly as I thought it would. The topmost star hurt the most but other than it, it was more of a mild pain but I could deal with it. Of course now this opens the possibility for other tattoos.. but they would have to have special meeting for me.. I wouldn’t get one just to get one!
I am still on my weight loss journey. Since the 2nd week in May, I have been stuck at 103 lbs lost. Getting the tattoo meant that I wasn’t allowed to swim for 2-4 weeks, so I have not been to water aerobics or Aqua Zumba (I go back starting this Wednesday and I am very excited about that.) I am actually thinking about doing another 24 day challenge through Advocare to kickstart my metabolism again. I probably will not lose 24 lbs in 24 days this time because when I first started it last year I weighed more and I was giving up things I had never gave up before like Coke. Now I haven’t had a coke in about 14 months. Amazingly I have not craved it. Thankfully, I did not go through caffeine withdrawal. I still have an Advocare Spark every weekday that I am at work and it has a lot of caffeine. I think that has helped.
I am still following my new year’s resolution and trying to be more positive about life in general. It has really helped me to be a happier person in general. I am also attempting to be more social. I have attended so many concerts this year and it was has been so much fun. I have reconnected with old friends and made new friends.. these are things I have not done in ages! I got back into supporting local music which has been a lot of fun. I have taken on more responsibilities at work too. Good things are happening all around!
I will continue to update my blog as time goes on. I actually haven’t set a goal as to how much weight I want to lose but I will know when I reach it 🙂 for now I am just going to keep going!