Sunday, January 03, 2010
What the heck happened to me this holiday season? I was doing well and working out and tracking then all the sudden I stepped on the scale and I gained... A LOT! I almost started crying! It seriously made me very upset with myself. I had to sit down and think about everything.
I can say for the most part I worked out daily. The only time I did not work out is when I was sick. I realized that being off of work along with all the christmas and holiday parties I really hadn't been tracking like I told myself I was doing. I would track my food eaten when I was staying on track but the party days or the days I just didn't care what I put in my mouth, I didn't track. I may not have eaten a lot but I ate terrible food - pizza, chicken fingers, fries, hoagies, whiskey, vodka.... nothing healthy and definately not in moderation.
I know that is not the way to lose weight or feel good about yourself. I don't know what got into me. I am glad today starts a new period in my weight loss.
I am very sad at my starting weight for this bootcamp. It is more then my inital Sparkpeople weight. I have excuses just like everyone else. I ate and drank all day yesterday at all parties I went to. I am also on the brink of my monthly friend, so bloating is a factor. With those excuses put forth I am using the starting weight of what the scaled said to me this morning. And I will go from there. No more excuses. Tracking and working out this month to get me back on the right path are going to be my friends.
Now I cringe... Here are my starting stats (all of which are up from last months measurements):
Weight: 170.0 lbs
Waist: 34 inches
Hips: 42 inches
Thighs: 25 inches
Arms: 13.5 inches
My goals for this bootcamp are to get back on the right path to keep the weight coming off, or at the very least, not gain weekly until I hit my goal (which I know is possible), to lose 10 lbs to get back to my starting December weight, and have my measurements go down (I don't have a specific number b/c I just started measuring and they haven't changed b/c I have been a slacker.)
I know I can do this. But we can definately be buddies on this journey of ours. I am sure I will need some motivation throughout the month.