Sunday, January 13, 2013
Week 2 didn't go as well as week 1. At all. I ate a lot more processed food, I didn't exercise as much as I would have liked, and I doubt my scale has moved down at all. But I have made some progress in other areas. I tracked my food every day but one day, even if I had gone over my calorie limit. Before, I would have not tracked those days at all and pretended like they hadn't happened.
Originally when I restarted my weight loss plan, I was aiming on replicating my success from 2011. 25 lbs down in 3 months. Back in 2011, I devoted myself entirely to working out and eating right but it got to a point where it was unhealthy. I was OBSESSED with it. And clearly I lost weight too fast and in a way I couldn't sustain, as I regained 12 of those pounds over the course of the last year.
This time around, I'm going easier on myself. I want to hit my goal weight by June 1st which will be a 23 pound loss from today. That comes out to be a 4 pound loss a month, which is totally doable. I don't want to get back into the headspace I was before with obsessing and freaking out if I went over my calorie limits. After all, this time around I want to lose in the weight in a way that I can maintain over time, not in a way that will make me miserable and ready to rip people's heads off because I'm hungry 24/7.