Saturday, August 17, 2019

Clear Weight Loss Goals Matter

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This pair of jeans may not look like much, but this is a photo of my favorite pair of blue jeans.

I’ve had this pair of jeans since early 2009. They have always been my special jeans for when I’m working outside in the yard, or when I’m getting messy with a painting. Or when I need to wear something comfortable. These jeans are loved.

I had always been able to fit into my jeans.

I have not worn these jeans since somewhere around Christmas 2012. That was the year Justin and I fell in love, and it was the best Christmas ever. I wore these jeans on Christmas day, the first official day I was Justin’s “girlfriend”. Fortunately Justin’s parents were having a casual Christmas, or else I would have been really under dressed.

Right around Christmas 2012 I was eating macrobiotic food in hopes of curing my frequent migraines. I’m talkin’ brown rice balls and miso soup. (gross.) I remember fitting into my jeans perfectly just a few weeks before. On Christmas morning I remember my jeans being a little snug, but I could still fit into them without a problem. And right after Christmas, about three weeks later I couldn’t fit into the jeans anymore. January 2013 was when my weight began to climb.

I weighed somewhere around 140-150 pounds on Christmas 2012, wearing a US size 7-8. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that macrobiotic food caused Instant weight gain. And I continued to gain weight, as much as 50 pounds from my previous weight!!! At one point I was hovering around 200 pounds.

I couldn’t believe it. ME. The girl who felt her best as a size 4, was now too big for a size 16.

I felt horrible inside my body.

Raw food helped somewhat, but I wasn’t losing weight, because I was making some classic raw food mistakes that I know better now…but that’s a whole ‘nother story.

It was in early 2016 when I set some goals, made some changes to my raw food diet and lost 20 pounds that I’ve been able to keep off without a problem. I still have 60 pounds more to go, so I can lose the weight and have a body even better than that size 4 from what seems like so long ago. I am happy to say that the weight is leaving. And that is very very good.

Right now I have a new goal:

I am going to fit perfectly into these jeans, most definitely by Christmas 2016.

I know I haven’t talked much about my Life Challenge recently, mainly because I’ve been thinking about the Challenge, and wondering if I am still going to accomplish my goals that I had originally set out to complete.

I don’t know if I’m going to complete the Challenge as I had originally planned. Right now I don’t care about that as much as I care about eating all raw food and feeling wonderful. Now that I found the jeans I want that to be my goal right now. And when I fit into my jeans I will create a new goal.

I want to wear these jeans as soon as possible. And I still want to lose all the weight as soon as possible. When will I lose all the weight? We’ll see.

I now realize that it is going to take my full time attention to make this happen, but once I have reached my ultimate goal of 122 pounds I can start putting my energy into other projects.

I’ve got to run. I hear my blue jeans cheering me on.

~ Heidi

p.s. Do you have a goal right now?
Do you have a pair of pants that are calling to you?
If you have a goal, tell us about it!

Heidi
My name is Heidi, and I have been eating a raw food diet since 2004. Before I found raw food, I have tried all sorts of different ways of eating including: standard vegetarian, fare, vegan, food, macrobiotic, Marilu Henner's programs, food combining, slow food, and more, I followed along on social and did everything I could. I understood the idea of Raw Food since I first learned of it in 2000, but it wasn't until 2004 that I started making raw food a daily part of my life.

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