I started out with all these goals of "lose 10 pounds by date X", "lose 20 pounds by date Y" only to discover that I had a lot of other work to do first. Like honestly looking at what I was eating vs. "healthy eating". Or how much exercise at what level of intensity is really needed to lose weight. And re-defining my goals to reflect reality. Not "how much weight have I lost?" but "what can I do that I couldn't?" or "how do I feel these days" or (most importantly) "how healthy am i compared to last October?"
So while I have lost 13 pounds in 5 months, I have made greater strides in developing a healthy lifestyle, with proper nutrition at useful times of the day, and actual vigorous exercise. I now sleep like a log every night, awaken feeling refreshed, love to go to the gym, can now run 2 miles in 20 minutes, have more energy, am more forgiving of my mistakes, and am less worried about the scale than what I can do with myself.
So I guess the short answer is "No" but that's because I had the wrong goals to start with.
NEF - No excuses, finish!
You are better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can.
Portland Marathon 2009 - 10/4/09 - 6:38 - I DID IT!
Portland Marathon 2010 - 10/10/10 - 7:25 - I DID IT AGAIN!
| current weight: 232.5