Version 2, or 3, or maybe even 300....
Thursday, February 07, 2013
I've finally found my way back to Spark, after going "off the wagon" and eventually, as usual, regaining the 35 pounds I worked so hard to lose 2 years ago. For the past 6 years, every other year I work really really hard to lose 30 or 35, and then the following year I gain it all back.
I'm really tired of the yo yo. I am focusing on losing, again, that 35 pounds, because I feel SO much better at that weight, and then learning how to STAY there for a few months before diving downwards again. That's my intention.
And yes, I do know that a 35 lb loss is just barely a drop in the bucket of lard I carry around, but it makes a significant impact in my mobility and flexibility, just those 35 pounds. So right now that is my focus.
I'm LOVING my new eating plan. At this point, I do feel that this is something I could do long term. What I am now doing is working for me, so I'll just keep doing it until it needs to be tweaked.
I know the first week is easier than weeks on down the road, and I know the first 2 weeks will produce more scale loss due to water weight and such, but I am loving the fact that this morning I weighed in 4.8 pounds less than I did Monday morning! It's a great start.
I don't usually set goals because I find them discouraging if I don't meet them, and my body has its own time frame, but I would really love it if the scale showed a 10 pound loss for the first two weeks (mostly water, I know), and then a steady 2 lb loss per week thereafter for the next couple of months. I'm not sure it's possible, but I'll work hard to make it happen. Although I also know that a 1 lb loss per week is actually safer in terms of fat cells releasing toxins into the system, and breast cancer risk.
I would seriously love to be back down to my personal lowest weight, 35 pounds from where I was Monday morning, by the beginning of May. BUT, rather than dreaming and scheming, it's more important to just take it one day at a time and do the best I can and let go of the results.
For now, I am VERY happy with my new eating plan, and feel like I've found a winner. Now, I just need to work on BEING a winner.