Sunday, February 08, 2009
I'm so happy that racing is back. It means that spring and summer are coming soon.
I have started all over. I think I've been going at it all wrong. I have rethought my ideas of how much I should be losing and how fast. I've changed my goals to lose 1 pound every other week and keep it off. So far this has been working for me. I'm not looking to lose 10% of my body weight anymore because it just seemed so far off and I wasn't losing anything but gaining. I decided that I am going to stay on the Special K plan and see how that goes. I've lost 8 pounds so far and it seems like I'm able to stay close to around the 1 pound loss every 2 weeks and sometimes I lose more. I have more confidence in this plan. I don't mind eating the same thing every day. This makes it really easy for me to follow. I don't have to plan all these meals and spend all my free time cooking. What I eat also goes for my boyfriend. He has not been able to lose. Now he's lost!!! I get to cook a healthy dinner everyday. I have some healthy recipes that I plan on rotating. Henry thinks everything I make tastes great so I know he is pleased. I've even been able to spend some time on the treadmill. I want to do it everyday but I work 10 hour days so I'm usually too tired. I just keep trying though and that's all I can do. I'm waiting to be able to get outside and do my gardening. I look forward to that. I just want to be outside! It's been so miserably cold in Aliquippa and so much snow. This weekend, the snow finally melted and disappeared. It's going to be in the 40's all week. I'm hoping this gives me a little more energy. When it's nice out, I feel energized and motivated. Here's to Henry and me on this new year and new plan.