Hi everyone! I'm Katie and I blog over at KTJ Weighing In. I blog about my weight loss journey, my life in Pittsburgh, and my world adventures. First, a big thanks to Ashlee for allowing me to guest post today! I love this blog and I look forward to trying more great point friendly recipes in the future :)
I reached my highest weight this past summer. I graduated from law school and was studying for the bar exam. I think the added stress while I was in law school combined with the extremely sedentary life of being in class all day and studying all night led to me really packing on the pounds. After the bar exam in July it all hit me. Unhappy with how I felt, looked, tired of everything really I turned to Weight Watchers for the millionth time.
For the first 2 months I did awesome, but then the next 2 months I gained and lost the same 2 pounds and hit an early plateau. The problem was, I started a new job, my heart wasn't in it. . . I just wasn't motivated.
“You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” ~Les BrownThen, it clicked. I made one small change. I decided that I was going to take out that elliptical I bought 2 years ago and give it another try. That first night I used it for 10 minutes and I felt like I was dying! But then the second day I wanted to do the whole 20 minutes. Next I was setting more exercise goals. I'd load a netflix show on my kindle and workout while watching.
That small change to a lot of other little changes. I focused on making one change per week. That's it, just focus on one little change. Drink more water, do 20 minutes of exercise a day, track all my points . . .
Before you know it, that all adds up! I was in a motivational slump because I was doing what I've always done. Just going along and trying to stay in my points range, but the truth of the matter is that if you keep doing what you've always done on every other diet then you are going to get the exact same results. You need to change, you need to want to change.
No matter how much weight you have to lose, whether it is 100 pounds or 10 pounds, it is completely possible to be successful! You just have to forget the past "failures" and make those little changes and move forward. Baby steps!
“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb
I still have a LONG way to go, but I'd love for you to join my on my journey and no matter how much weight you want to lose I'd love to support you on your journey as well! You can follow my blog at www.ktjweighingin.com or you can join my closed Facebook group to connect with others who want to lose weight also.
Isn't Katie inspiring??? She has taught me and so many other people so much. She is an amazing women and I love her positive attitude! Thank you so much for telling us your story and inspiring us all! Head over and visit Katie today here are some ways to follow her: