Thursday, December 06, 2007
I got on the scale this morning and found that I had lost 1.6 pounds again this week. I am very happy that even though I am not exercising everyday and only eating "a normal amount" that I am still losing weight. Now I just got to get it in my head that even though I am not losing 3-4 pounds a week, I am still losing weight. I know it is important to live life now just as I would when I reach my goal, but I can't help thinking, "Well, I can eat and live like I am on a diet and lose weight quicker and then when I reach my goal, I can live and eat like a skinny person." Ha Ha. I know that can't happen. I know I need to do now what I will be doing to maintain my weight loss. I just wish I could be more happy about losing a big 1.6 pounds, as I am when I lose 3-4 pounds in a week.
Quite frankly, I do not want to spend every waking moment thinking about how many calories I am eating or burning. I don't want to spend every waking moment exercising, just to show a big weight loss at the end of the week. I really don't. What kind of life is that to live? This past week, I have eaten between 1200-1800 calories and exercised only 4 days and still lost weight. It wasn't a huge amount that we all want, but I still lost weight. That is the point. This week was easy. I didn't think I would show a weight loss because I didn't push myself to exercise more or make myself go to bed hungry because I only wanted to eat 1200 calories every day this week. I ate what I wanted, when I wanted and was comfortable with that. Happy with that. Yes, I did have to force myself to exercise, because we need exercise, fat or skinny, young or old. It's just a simple fact of life. No matter what, you gotta exercise, even if it is just a few days a week.
I think this past week was a very good example of the life I will be living once I reach my goal and begin to maintain my weight life and you know what, I was comfortable and happy with it. This week has showed me that even though it may take me longer to reach my end goal weight(which I stil don't quite know what that is), I can do it.
I know we all have the fear of reaching our goal weight and then wondering, "what do I do now?" This week showed me what I will be doing and showed me that I can do it. I believe, this past week, just in itself, has made the fear subside. I am grateful for that. Fear is the biggest motivator to quit and I no longer have that motivator nagging at me. That fear being gone has given me one more reacon to continue my weight loss journey.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I stole idea from a team member from my spark team Lose 25 Lbs by a Specifc date. I thought it was a great idea to set monthly goals because I am sure every month, I need something different to work on.
Unfortunately, I need to work on pretty much everything. I need to eat better, exercise more, and well, my water intake is good, so I don't need to work on that. So here are my goals for December. I don't want to start out too difficult so I am going to go easy on myself for my first monthly goals.
1. Eat below 1900 calories at day.
2. Exercise for at least 10 minutes
3. Drink at least 8 cups of water every day
4. Name 1 positive thing about myself everyday and make a list
Ok, that is all for now. I'll update everyone on my weekly blog.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wow. I have just completed my 14th week which is the first time I have ever lasted this long at trying to lose weight. I can not believe it. I have had my ups and downs with my weight loss and motivation. Normally when I try to lose weight, I might stick with it for a total of 5 days but this time around, I have been at it for 98 days. 98 whole days. It's shocking.
Now, don't get me wrong. I have had my bad days just as I have had my good days. In fact, this past week has been relatively horrible. I think I ate within my calorie range 2 days and exercised 3-4 days. Granted this was the week of Thanksgiving, but that didn't mean that I had to eat horribly all week.
BUT I am very happy to announce that even though I did horrible this week and had already accepted the fact that I was most likely going to have a weight gain, I stepped on the scale yesterday morning to find that I had lost 2.4 pounds. Bringing me to a total of 33.4 pounds lost since Aug. 22nd. It appears that I am averaging about 2.5 pounds a week overall. I hope I can keep this up for another 50 pounds.
I have changed my goal from being at 250 by Christmas to being between 225-235 by my birthday on March 6th. I think the mistake I made with my first goal is that I made it way to specific and a little farfetched. I am going to be close to my goal but not reach it. If I had set my goal to be between 250-260, I would totally reach it. So that is going to be my goal after Christmas. To be between 225-235 by my birthday.
I know I can do it. I just gotta keep tracking my food, exercising more, being more active in my life and making the right food choices and portions. And I am gonig to do it.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I stepped on the scale this morning and showed a loss of 1.6 pounds. I was extremely disappointed because although I finally reached my goal of 30 pounds, I did really well this week and didn't show much for all my hard work. I had been averaging a loss of 1.8 pounds and I did better this week and lose less. I really shouldn't complain too much but this is showing me that I am not going to reach my goal of being at 250 pounds by Christmas. I kind of feel like I fell and got kicked by my weight loss.
Although, I am still thinking that this weeks hard work will show up on next weeks weigh in, because I didn't do fantastic last week. I guess we will have to wait and see at next weeks weigh in. If I lose more than 2 pounds, than I think my theory is correct, if I don't, depending on how I do this week, than I am wrong and it's really just a matter of my body is choosing to slow it's weight loss. Oh well. Time to step it up on the exercise.
I exercised 4 days this week, really well, burning more that 100 calories each time, but yesterday, I wasn't feeling well so I only burned like 60, so I don't really count that. I only did my strength training once this week but did pretty good on my water intake. I ate below my BMR everyday except for yesterday. I got a huge craving for something sweet that a sweet fruit couldn't curve so I ended up baking a cake and eating two peices. I just couldn't stop myself. The frosting was the best.
Anyway, here is to another week of hopefully losing more than 2 pounds! Wish me luck, apparently I need it.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I am a little late this week in posting my progress, but here it is.
This week I got on the scale and showed a 1.8 pound weight loss. 1.8 pounds seem to be my regular amount. I am a little disappointed because I was hoping to reach a full 30 pounds loss this week, but I guess it wasn't in the cards.
I have upped my exercise this week and so far, have done really good with my eating. Hopefully next week, I will be at 30+ pounds loss. Really, I hope I lose at least 2.5 pounds, so that I will be in the 260s which I don't think I have ever seen. I don't even remember ever seeing the 270s before, so I am proud of that, but my butt needs to get back in gear.
I am really proud of myself. Just 2 months ago, I never thought I would see the 270s and was looking forward to it, but now, I am looking forward to leaving the 270s and being in the 260s.
This is all just amazing. I still can not believe I have lost almost 30 pounds. 30 FREAKING POUNDS!!! Wow. It's amazing, unbelieveable even. I guess if I keep it up, I will be in the 100s. I might actually make it to a normal weight. Wow. That's really all I can say.
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