March 2013 Goals
I am right on track. I am down almost 8 pounds in two months. I am actually down exactly 10 pounds since 12/27/12. I lost two pounds between 12/27/12 and my "official" weigh in on Jan. 1, 2013.
I did pretty well in February on the weight loss. Day to day and week to week, it seems really hard and really slow, but when I look back over the last two months at my progress I am very pleased. I then project those results out for the next couple of months and realize...Wow, I really can do this!
I did slightly better in January than February, but that is because I had more going on in February. I am very sensitive to stress in general and so, when I have a lot going on, I just don't lose weight as quickly. I really don't eat more, but it just seems that stress or perceived stress affects me like that. So, I am trying to limit the stressful situations as much as I can for now. Eventually, I will work on strengthening that aspect of my personality.
March will present some challenges for me. Tax info to get ready for CPA's. Not just for my husband and me, but also for my mother who passed away last year, and my mother-in-law, who is now 92. She is doing great, but is requesting our help more now. I am more than happy to help. But it all adds up to more stress for me. Annual doctor visits for myself and my dear hubbie. Annual blood tests, the dreaded mammogram, etc. Next year I won't schedule so much so close together. I really do know better!
If you are familiar with Elaine Aron's term " highly sensitive person" then you will understand. If anyone else out there feels that they are more easily stressed by day to day situations, or need lots of down time between activities, etc, you might find it helpful to google it. It has helped me understand myself better. But that's a topic for a whole other blog! lol
I am continuing to use the SP food tracker every day. I am amazed at that. I am pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to stick to my food plan every day. I no longer even have the cravings for sweets that used to be such a problem for me. How cool is that!
I don't know how much I will improve my activity levels this month (exercise). Although I love to exercise, it also causes me physical stress and I am not sure I am ready to deal with that yet. I really want to focus on the weight loss for now. So, I will just have to see what I can manage. I know I will definitely be focusing on the fitness at some point. I do know the importance of that aspect of my health. But, I really need to focus on one thing at a time for now.
I am still using my FitBit One and tracking my calories burned each day. It helps me figure out how many calories I really should be eating to lose weight. It does motivate me to try and move a little more each day.
Another big "Thank You" to all my spark friends for their support! I know you are all having a positive effect on my journey. I truly appreciate each and every comment and "like" you have contributed!
I am still completely "Determined" to stick with my plan and get down to 140 pounds by my birthday in June!
Wishing everyone success and happiness in March!