Monday, July 11, 2011
I'm down to 157, which means I've lost about 6 pounds in only about 2 and a half weeks. I might just make it to my goal by my original deadline after all. I kind of wonder if my weight loss isn't too rapid, but I've been following my calorie intake guidelines, most often in the middle of my calorie range, and I haven't even been exercising as much as I should, so I don't know....
Hmm, maybe my metabolism is higher than I thought? Or maybe it's just coming off this fast because it's all "new" fat that I've gained in the past year? Who knows. Or maybe some of it really wasn't fat, just water weight or whatever (that's probably it, actually - I've probably been getting a lot less sodium, and I'm not retaining as much water).
Really though, things have been only too easy this time. I'm even enjoying myself, for the simple fact that I tend to eat better tasting food when I'm dieting! I actually cook instead of going to fast food places. I love to try new recipes, especially the recipes from the Spark Recipes site, and most of them turn out great...I especially love Chef Meg's recipes, they always turn out great. I've just pre-ordered The Spark Cookbook that's coming out in October.
And then there's the fact that I love being on Sparkpeople, writing my blog and commenting on others' blogs, and responding to the message boards. I also like reading the articles. I'm much more active on here than on Facebook, even though my Facebook friends are all people I actually know in real life. There's just such a positive vibe here!
I really think that this time I'm going to be able to lose more weight than I did before, and that I'm going to be able to keep it off. Let's make it official: I pledge to myself that I am going to stick with it this time, even after I get to my first goal, and I'm going to lose that last ten pounds that I meant to lose last time, and maintain my new weight! I won't get bored and wander off and start letting myself eat everything in sight again. It's just too easy not to do that this time, right?
Yes, today at least, I am optimistic. Hopefully, the next time I'm not feeling so optimistic, I'll be able to look back on this and remember this feeling.