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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

how I lost 50+ pounds (and still can't wear this bathing suit)

Day Fifteen: My Favorite Quote & Why

"It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

This is probably one of the most popular quotes applied to fitness/weight loss and as per usual, I am following the crowd. I just like the idea of anything that makes me feel good about the fact that I have been trying to lose weight for the last three years, and I still find myself unable to wear a two piece bathing suit. I'm probably being a little dramatic, but this process is taking so much longer than expected. Like, way longer.

I am trying to focus on all of the positive nonscale victories that I find myself reaching, but it's hard when your mind is all caught up on the numbers. I find myself stuck hovering around 153, and I am desperately hoping that the scale says anything under 150 every time I step on the stupid thing. For some reason, I am struggling to accept the size of my clothes and my ability to take a flattering selfie as success. Typical.

But as the quote says, I am not a failure until I actually give up and quit. Even if it takes me another three years to get to where I am trying to go, I will still be successful... eventually. Tell me something, what is the age that it becomes unacceptable to wear a bikini? Until that time, I will press on, and I will not quit.

Helene in Between Blogtober


  1. Ugghh my mom has struggled with her weight for as long as I remember. It is something that she is constantly working on. I'm sorry you are having such a tough time...I can't imagine how frustrating that is. Like you said, all you can do is just keep working at it if your not happy, but in the mean time, I hope you realize that you are still a beautiful person. Don't be so hard on yourself, the fact that you are trying is already a HUGE step. You'll get there, don't worry. And I don't care how old you get, if you want to rock that bikini then you do it girl! haha!

  2. This was a very important & brave post i think. Not just for the world, but for yourself. As long as you're on the right path, it's all that matters. I think Martin Luther King, Jr said something similar: "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
    It teaches us a lot...
    wishing you the best of luck to reach your goal & feel happy about yourself.

    Luchessa @

  3. I don't think there is a specific age where it becomes unacceptable. So keep pressing on until you feel comfortable in one <3

  4.'re AMAZING. I am so proud of your journey and how far you've come...and what do you mean?! You totally ROCK that two piece and look amazing. Your selfies are some of the best ;)

  5. You have done so well, it's a hard struggle to shift the pounds. I enjoyed reading your post :)