Sunday, April 17, 2011
I've been gaining weight. I had gone down to 150 lbs. at the beginning of March, but I weighed in at 165.5 lbs. this morning. That means that I've re-gained 15.5 lbs. My ticker is going the wrong way!
As I reflect over the last couple months, I've been losing focus. I could make all kinds of excuses, but whatever the reasons, the result is that I've regained 15.5 lbs.! It's going to stop NOW!
This afternoon, I took time to evaluate, refocus, and reset my goals. I plan to lose 1.5 lbs./week between now and July 3rd, which will bring me to 147 lbs. I will celebrate with a reward (yet to be determined) when I reach my goal.
I've started walking outside again over the last couple weeks, but haven't been eating the way I should. For some reason, I've been doing a lot of emotional eating. And of course, eating junk sets off cravings and binges, which cause more cravings and binges, etc... A vicious cycle I intend to break.
It's back to clean eating for me. Eating food as close to nature as possible: fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, limited whole grains, and lots of water, etc.
I'll also be more careful about walking 10,000 steps every day. Blogging about my struggle and new goals is one way for me to regain focus and to make my commitment "real". Thank you for being there!