Thursday, January 02, 2014
So, sometime during last summer I lost my way. I fell off program, and by the fall term I had fallen off healthy eating almost completely. I never got quite as bad as I used to be (no family bags of doritos with tubs of sour cream), but I wasn't living the healthy life I wanted. I know that the stress of school didn't help me control my eating habits, and I felt like I was working about 30 hours a day (ok, maybe it was only like 9-10 hours) which left me feeling too exhausted for working out. When all is said and done, I ended up gaining back about 15 pounds or so of the almost 40 pounds that I lost.
But I know that what I want is possible, I did it for several months last year, and it felt fantastic. So as cliched as it is, I'm making a new start with a new year. I have ordered a new batch of MF foods, but since I still have some foods from last time today is going to be the beginning of my second round with MF. I'm ready to get back to where I was last year, and then keep going, to hopefully reach my goal weight this year.
Monday, July 08, 2013
The last couple of weeks I have been a bit off track. I didn't fall entirely off plan, but I haven't really been on plan either, and it's showed in the fact that my numbers haven't really changed at all for a couple weeks. I've basically just been hovering around 198, which is still pretty great, since it does mean I've lost more than 35 pounds since the start of March.
But now I'm done letting things slip by. Went for a jog again, and eating was on track today. No more letting the rules slide a bit, it's time to keep on losing!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
That's right, I've made it to Onderland! I weighed in today at 198.2! I honestly don't have much to say about, because I'm still a bit in shock about it. I knew it was coming, but now it's here. It's almost a bit surreal, like even though I knew I would reach Onderland, I think some part of me still didn't really believe it.
But this really is a fantastic way for me to start off the summer. I'm feeling charged up and ready to keep on going!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
It seems like my life just keeps getting in the way of me living this week. Getting behind in school, then getting sick and thus more behind, and all the stress and anxiety those have caused means that this has been a rough week for me.
I have managed to mostly stay on plan, and even my off plan choices were pretty healthy. I had an egg and cheese sandwich instead of just eggs for one meal, but I think two pieces of whole grain bread and a slice of low-fat provolone aren't going to bring my whole weight loss system crashing down.
The exercise has not been so on track though. Due to sickness and having to catch up on things in the morning (and oversleeping), the hubby and I haven't gone for a jog in a week. A whole week! But all I can do is keeping on doing my best, and try not to stress too much about it.
Monday, May 27, 2013
I am "overweight."
Now, normally this sounds like a negative statement. But compare it to the following:
I am "obese."
The first sentence sounds a lot better, doesn't it?
Saying I am "overweight" sounds pretty amazing to me when I compare it to the fact that yesterday I had to say I am "obese." Today I weighed in at 202.4, losing all my water weight from Aunt Flo and then some. When I checked what this meant in terms of my BMI, I saw 29.9. Which means that for the first time since..., I think before my wedding 3 years ago, I am not obese.
And in a couple pounds (so at most a couple weeks), I will hit Onderland. It's amazing how far I've come. Before I started Medifast (my food rehab program), Onderland seemed like an impossible dream. Heck, even losing 15 pounds seemed like a dream, since in the past I've only ever managed to lose about 10 pounds on my own before giving up.
But now Onderland doesn't feel like a dream, or even a big goal for me. It feels like it's just the next small step on my path. For a little while, I was worried that when I reached Onderland I would become complacent, and lose all my motivation and fall off program. But now that it's so close I know that I won't let myself down. It feels great to have come this far, and I know it will feel great to keep going.
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