I've been at this whole "diet" thing a long time.
At least 28 years now.
And there are things that I KNOW work.
So how come I don't always do them?
The single most important thing that works for me is drinking water. A minimum of 80 oz. a day. I keep a little calendar where I track things like weight, exercise, hydration and other "fitness-y" things. Yesterday, when I got ready to turn the page for August, a fact about July slapped me in the face.
On the days when I drank more than 80 oz. of water, my weight decreased. On the days when I wasn't properly hydrated, it increased.
So why don't I drink my water?!?!
Anyway, the calendar is fresh again, so it's time to look forward instead of behind. I'm continuing work on my Happiness Project. My July focus area was health. I'd set some goals and made a chart to track them...
then I lost the chart.
So I printed a new chart, and I'm going to keep those goals for another month. Those goals are on my other blog: fortyoneproject.wordpres
I'm also going to move on with my Happiness Project. My August focus area for that will be Financial Health. One thing I'm trying to do this month is stick to spending on needs and letting the wants go for a while. I haven't posted the new goals yet, but I'll get to them (hopefully tonight).
As for the 41 Pounds Project, on July 1 I weighed 183 lbs. August 1 is 179.4. A total loss of 3.6 lbs. for month one. That means I'm pretty much on target for losing 41 lbs. by July 1 of 2013. I will need to continue to lose an average of 3.4 lbs. a month for the next 11 months. Just under a pound a week.
I think that's doable.
What are your goals for August? Is it starting to feel a bit like fall where you are?