293710_562415817144389_845268804_nOk. So I’ve been trying to lose weight for 2 years now right? Well, I’ve been  in a plateau since January. Actually technically since September – but I lost some weight since then.

But I have been in a yo-yo battle with the scale (jumping from 243 – 240 since Jan.) and I’ve been getting depressed about it.

I mean can you blame me?

I tried several different things – even going on several cleanses and?

I’m still in a plateau.

Add to that the extra skin I have from the 70+ pounds I lost? Sigh. Its depressing. Its frustrating. Its…..so many things I can’t even think of the pronouns to describe it.

But? the other day I shaved my legs and I saw my muscles through the excess skin. Dude y’all! I have muscles.

And I wish I could show you how muscular my legs are! I won’t because – well thats just the way I roll….maybe after skin surgery (cause yes I’m getting that at least on my stomach).

Anyhow, what am I getting to? I learned something about myself. I concentrate too much on my scale. And I shouldn’t – for more than one reason – but the biggest is because getting healthy is so much more on the numbers.

Don’t concentrate on the numbers.

Concentrate on other changes.

The fact I can do 40 push-ups (boom baby!) and like 2 plyo push-ups. I can go up the stairsall-progress-happens-outside-your-comfort-zone without huffing. My size 18/20 pants are fitting loose. I have muscles.

Those are things to be proud of – not a number.

Numbers lie. Its true they do. I mean if I eat just one chip (GF and low salt of course ;)) I gain like 2 lbs. Not seriously but still. Numbers are influenced by so much – umm water gain? Is a real horrific thing I go through every month.

So heres me paying no mind to the scale….but being mentally healthy and concentrating on the other good things. I know this plateau might be for a while – but I’m gonna keep going. Why? Cause I wanna be here for my kids.

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Goals…

Starting weight: 315

Current weight: 241.8

Goal weight: 200 – I’m reaching for it but honestly I’ll be happy with anything below 230

Dietary plans: counting calories and low carb; not eating after dinner, working out on an empty stomach

Workout plan: walking, 22 Minute Hard Corps, yoga, Insanity Max:30

Reason for: to be healthy and happy and there for my kids

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