Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I am starting fresh every day. I feel really motivated today to succeed at this weight loss battle. And it is a battle! Weight has been winning, but I am feeling the beginnings of a comeback!
Today, I planned out all the food I am going to eat for the day. I have, thus far, stuck to my plan. Nursing school is a stressor, work is a stressor, but I have a great husband who supports me and a good family network for support. I can do this.
I will be an RN and I WILL reach my goal weight!
My new goal weight: 120 lb. That's right, I am aiming high, but with only 33 pounds to lose, I KNOW I can do it. Some people have lost hundreds. I only have to lose 33. I should consider myself very lucky and do this right now.
I am only going to be this young once, and I better make the most of my metabolism before it gets slow. Plus, I want to have a healthy body to get pregnant and have a baby with. Not for a couple of years, but still. I have a time limit here.
The best outcomes are those with specific goals and specific time frames.
Whitney will... lose this 33 lb. by next year.
Whitney will... lose 10 lb. by October 31st.
Whitney will... stay within the calorie ranges for the next two weeks without splurging due to doing so well.
Whitney will... aim to get more active in the next two weeks, walking at least 90 min per week.
Sounds good, no?
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I am already tired of this failure of a challenge. I ate pizza last night. I wanted it, and I ate it. I haven't weighed in yet. I am going to do that in a minute. I just wanted to decompress. I am starting over today, like officially. I want a clean slate. I am going to do a mini-fast break for myself and keep my challenges to weekly. Every week a new challenge, so that way if I make a misstep, I will know that I didn't blow a whole 3 month challenge.
Week 1 - Stay within Calorie Ranges
Week 2 - Exercise at least 90 minutes this week
I think these mini goals will suit me a lot better. Staying within my calories, exercising, and everything else, all at once, is just too much to handle. I am overhauling my diet and exercise, 1 week at a time, 1 thing at a time.
5 Things I Am Grateful For
1. The beautiful fall weather is starting!
2. I am healthy, overall
3. I have a nice husband who loves me no matter how large I am, and I sort of believe him
4. I have really great parents who support me in all that I do
5. My mom really helps me get through hard times, and I can lean on her during these challenges as a support system to be successful
On a positive note, I weighed in and I am the same 153.0 as I was last week. So, no loss no gain. Well, I gained my losses, but still. I'll take it.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Well, day 6 of the challenge has come and gone. I am now on day 7! Which I think is auspicious. I am totally starting over. I am not weighing myself until next Monday. I didn't weigh myself today, either. Who cares? It isn't going to have changed much, except maybe go upward. I think a general trend of going downward is best to strive for.
5 Things I am Grateful For
1. My loving and supportive husband
2. My eyes
3. My cat Henry the 8th
4. Our cute little house
5. That the fall weather is finally coming!
I think I am going to end my blogs with 5 things I am grateful for. I think it is ending positively and therefore will impact me positively. What do you think?
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Day 5 did not go well. We went to a cookout and bonfire last night. I ate reasonably, but I went over my calories. I ate more cheesey potatoes when I got home.
Why do I do this? It wasn't a binge, but still. I keep self-sabotaging every damned day and I am tired of it. I felt really motivated yesterday. I know today will be better. I have been on my period for the past five days so I know that has something to do with my weight. I had lost 1.5 lb. and now I am back up a lb. over where I started. I know it is water weight. But still.
I am still really motivated, but I am starting to think I will always be this weight. I just keep trying.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Calories - 1,793
That was day 3. My calories have been consistently higher, but I am still down in weight, so I guess with my active job I am doing alright.
Day 4 was a colossal failure. It went well until dinner, when I ate at a Chinese buffet. I had them stir fry me some shrimp and veggies, but they used a lot of oil. Plus, I had seconds! Oh well. Today is a new day. I was down 1.5 lb. and I probably gained some back from that episode, but I am going to try lowering my calories some. I haven't really binged in the last few days, even though my calories have been consistently high, in the 1650-1750 range.
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