Sunday, June 16, 2013
So I was feeling sorry for myself last night and refusing to do anything, eating cheez wiz and crackers, bar nuts and soda. I was watching The Following on hulu and ran out of episodes to watch so I started scrolling to find something to watch. I found a show called Extreme Weight Loss and I remembered that someone had told me it was a good show, so I decided to watch it. The first episode didn't really get to me, but the episode with Meredith did. She may be younger than me but she's dealing with some stuff that's similar to mine (I'm not adopted, but I'm a love child and my birth father wasn't part of my life). The episode made sense to me. Her journey was truly awe-inspiring to me. She ran a freakin' marathon 6 months into her journey, wth?? I stopped eating junk and started doing squats on the commercial breaks. I also noticed something about the show. The trainer breaks up the goal into 3 phases...so each phase the participant loses weight according to their goal for the 3 month period. I think I'm going to try this idea. Granted, I'm not going to go for 80 pounds in 3 months, but maybe I could go for 20 in 3 months time. For right now, though, I'm going to go smaller. I want to lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks.
My goals for the next 2 weeks: Back to Basics
1) Drink 10 glasses of water.
2) Start going back to the gym before work for 45 minutes. After work, go for a jog on the greenway outside my house. Strength training on some part of the body after that.
3) Make smarter food choices. Chicken and steamed veggies is okay for dinner. My BF started working at a restaurant in the evenings so it's just me at night now. I'm okay with eating the same thing night after night, unlike the rest of my family.
4) Start journaling. Anything, everything. Whatever's bothering me.
My children went to their dad's for the summer, so it really is just me this summer. Maybe the timing is good for this. I've been having a hard time with motivation this BLC round, so maybe this is my kick in the butt I need.