Still going!

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They say nothing outlasts the Energizer… but I have to say I am rivaling it ­čśë ┬áIt took me 1 year and 1 week to lose the 100 lbs. I waited a little while and then on June 24,2017, ┬áI got my first tattoo!

my tattoo

Each of the stars represent 10 lbs lost (for a total of 100 lbs). ┬áI chose stars because of the song “Shooting Star” by Bad Company. ┬áThe 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. ┬áThe 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. ┬áSince the 2nd week in May, I have been stuck at 103 lbs lost. ┬áGetting 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.) ┬áI am actually thinking about doing another 24 day challenge through Advocare to kickstart my metabolism again. ┬áI 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. ┬áNow I haven’t had a coke in about 14 months. ┬áAmazingly I have not craved it. ┬áThankfully, I did not go through caffeine withdrawal. ┬áI still have an Advocare Spark every weekday that I am at work and it has a lot of caffeine. ┬áI think that has helped.

I am still following my new year’s resolution and trying to be more positive about life in general. ┬áIt has really helped me to be a happier person in general. ┬áI am also attempting to be more social. ┬áI have attended so many concerts this year and it was has been so much fun. ┬áI 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. ┬áI have taken on more responsibilities at work too. ┬áGood things are happening all around!

I will continue to update my blog as time goes on. ┬áI actually haven’t set a goal as to how much weight I want to lose but I will know when I reach it ­čÖé for now ┬áI am just going to keep going!