Wednesday, January 02, 2013
I'm not quite sure what I'm even going to write in this blog, but it didn't feel right to not write a blog on New Year's!
I am so happy that I didn't wait until New Year's to start on my weight loss journey like I usually do. Instead of spending the end of summer and fall gaining even more weight, I am starting my year 51.4 pounds lighter (technically 61.4 pounds, if you count the weight I lost before I really committed)!
And the thought of starting the year needing to lose 55.6 pounds is so much less overwhelming than the thought of needing to lose 117 pounds, like I needed to last January 1st! Another big difference I noticed between all of the other January 1sts and this one is that today seemed like a normal day to me. Usually, January 1st is when I am over-exercising, under-eating, and making big plans for how I am going to lose all this weight as quickly as possible. Instead, my weight-loss journey has become more of a lifestyle and less of a diet, so it just feels normal.
More proof of my lifestyle change is the fact that, despite falling off the wagon over Christmas and not weighing from 12-19 until today, I went down weight. It was only .4 pounds, so not much, mind you, but still! Apparently what I consider "bad" eating for me now isn't nearly as bad as it used to be! Instead of the typical 10 pound weight gain from October to December, this year I lost 27.6 pounds in that time frame! Woo hoo!
Sorry if this blog seems a little self-congratulatory, but, for the first time in a long time, I feel like I am on the right track, and I am not only excited to lose the rest of this weight, but I am confident that I have the determination and tools necessary to actually succeed this time!