I've not wanted to really get to this point, to be so open and vulnerable about my weight loss journey because as of writing I'm just beginning it - again. I've been gearing up for a change and to write about it means it's kinda real, which really means I'm allowing myself to be accountable.
How can I make this interesting for any perspective reader? To be honest I don't think anyone will be reading this, and I kind of like it that way, there are so many bloggers that it wouldn't surprise me if this is the case. I want to keep a record of my journey, I'd love to think it'll become an inspiration for someone else as other blogs have been for me.
So I stepped on the scales a week ago - I loathed to do so as I knew I'd gained weight recently as I felt the effects of it, not to mention my clothes were more fitting than I'd like them to be. I weighed in at 112kg/246lbs
A few days have passed since I wrote the above. I've found SparkPeople so thought I'd start blogging what I'm going through. This week I've begun to move, in fact I joined a gym for the 4 months I'm in town housesitting.
My achievements this week have been:
> I started moving - I meet a neighbour who was a personal trainer and she suggested a few work out activities with her and her girlfriend who's wanting to loose baby weight - well it look 3 days for my legs to recover! But got me started. I also attended the gym twice, walking the treadmill and enjoyed the aqua fitness class.
> I attended a Meetup.com meeting called Authentic Weight Loss & Health For Life - a support group in a coaching format that helps us understand our thoughts behind the health issue. Fantastic timing to say the least!
> Eaten plant-based food for a good part of the week - body loves me for it - can almost hear it purrrr
> I blew it on days 2 and 3 yet got-back-on-the-horse by being inspired to replaced the habit by doing something new - WOW - it worked! I recall some positive, kind self talking and inspiration from God to try something new in the moment. It was also OK to remember I'm new at this and therefore a little wobbly on my legs of choosing well.
> The biggest change I've noticed is in the area of my mind - something is moving up there. I really want to be kind to myself and to change my thinking - this will be an interesting process.