BLC21 - Progress so far
Monday, February 11, 2013
My progress so far, um, I guess I have to be happy with it since, I’ve lost weight so far this challenge. We are in week 4 and I’m down 2lbs and have 4.8lbs to go. I was banking on losing at least 1/2lb a week and that is what I’ve been doing. I’ve also started working on my whole head issue meaning the things that I say to myself. I’m working on keeping my self-talk positive and being my own cheerleader. I have had such success a few weekends ago when we traveled. For me, traveling means no fitness minutes and a lot of eating out. I planned ahead and thought about how I can make healthy food choices and not over do it. Well, I blew it out of the water. I stayed on plan and it did help that we had a weekend challenge that included no snacking after 8pm. I ended up actually losing weight.
Now I’m using my positive self-talk to get me through my workouts. I know that I need to up the intensity of my interval workouts. The only issue is that I have to push myself harder than I ever have. I didn’t believe that I can do it but I’m starting to believe in myself. Seeing positive results on the scale is definitely helping me believe in the process.
What I still need to work on is getting this mindless snacking under control. I have definitely been doing much better but I still have issues. One reason for the success is that I’m just not buying the tortilla chips or other snacky food anymore. I was buying containers of mixed nuts and measuring out 1oz but I was also eating a couple here and there above what I measured out. So instead I purchased the 100-calorie packs of almonds about 1 month ago and guess what, I’ve probably only eaten 2 bags.
Anyway, there are 8 more weeks of the BLC21. I’m still on track to reach my goal weight this round. I’m excited and scared at the same time. I’m using my positive self-talk to also get ready for the next phase of my healthy lifestyle the maintenance phase. I will not be 1/3 of people who gain back their weight. I’m appreciating the process this time. I want to finally live my life and not be ruled by what the scale says.