Sunday, October 14, 2012
So today is day 1 of another weight loss competition my friend wanted to do. Couldn't come at a better time. I had pretty much lost all motivation and gained weight back. I don't really know exactly how much weight I gained back because I have been eating a lot of sodium and it's that time of the month. But my starting weight for this competition is 258.2.
I have been in some serious denial about my weight gain. Then I started noticing my pants getting tighter and tighter and last night, when I was getting in my car after getting some gas, I split my jeans in the butt. I was so glad it happened when it did because I had worn those jeans all day to Sea World and if it happened at Sea World, that would have been mighty embarrassing. Plus, I was on my way out to the bar when I stopped to get gas and was still close to home so I was able to run home to change my pants. Geez.
I am hoping this "break" from weight loss will allow me to lose a decent amount of weight during the competition. The competition is going to last 20 weeks. It ends March 3rd which means I gotta get through Thanksgiving and Christmas while still showing a weight loss. The loser pays the winner $250. It's all done by percentage of weight loss. I know my friend will give me a run for my money in the beginning, but she is good at giving up after about 6 weeks. I am going to try not to focus on that and give her a run for her money from the very beginning. Our starting weight is very similar. She weighed in at 260.5 and I weighed in at 258.2. So the playing field is quite even.
I will do as I did previously by blogging weekly. I am going to go back to the gym starting tonight. If I don't make it to the gym tonight, I will at the very least walk/jog around my apartments tonight. I am excited to get started. I actually missed tracking my food and working on losing weight. Unfortunately that wasn't enough to get me back on track. I have going through a hard time lately and have just been completely miserable and emotional eating took over. But I am not going to focus on that anymore. I have something else to focus on.
Yes, I have to re-lose the weight I had previously lost, but I am hoping it won't take too long to get back down to my lowest weight of 231.6. That means losing 26.6 lbs. Maybe my goal will be 7 weeks to get back down to where I was. It will be a push but since I took a break, my body might react like it did when I first started and let me drop a significant amount of weight in the beginning. I know I need to make good use of the first 6-8 weeks and I plan to.
So here are the beginning stats:
Me - 258.2
Shayna - 260.5
Let's make this a great week everyone!