Back in the Game!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I fell out of routine for a while there. I got sucked into the semester, and got distracted by my schoolwork and activities- plus the stress pushed me into "Screw it, I NEED a doughnut!" thinking.
I wasn't doing too bad, though. About a month or so ago I weighed myself, and found I was down to 195.5 lbs- over 13 lbs lost in total! I couldn't believe I had actually been able to get that far. I was so happy. :) For the next few weeks I weighed myself occasionally, and was able to maintain my weight. I figured I'd get "back on track" with my weight loss plan once the semester was over and winter break had started.
Then Thanksgiving came- but it wasn't just Thanksgiving that did me in. I kept giving in to my cravings, and I knew I was going overboard. So I weighed myself a few days ago, and sure enough, I had gained back three pounds. 'There's no way I'm letting this get any further!,' I thought.
So the next day I started cutting back on calories again, eating just enough to keep me satisfied. And I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes! I tend to sweat a lot, which is kind of gross, but it actually felt really good- because I know that's what 'healthy' feels like! I was afraid that when I finally had the chance to exercise at night, I'd be too tired or stressed out, but I had just enough energy to make it happen. Thanksgiving break really helped me de-stress from school, so I'm more relaxed, and that's where the energy comes from.
I went on the treadmill the next day, too, wanting to keep a steady pace up for my exercise routine. That was yesterday- so I've only been back on track for two days so far, but I'm hoping that if I keep it up, I can get close to 190 by Christmas. I know it's not all about the numbers, but that's what I'm focusing on since I can't see any big changes yet-although a few people have said they've noticed the difference!
At any rate, it feels good to be back in control again. :)