My New Self vs My Old Self - BLC
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
B ~ BLOG : I have struggled the past 15 years with my weight. I have gone through several diets, brief periods of working out and nothing has sustained. I hated myself...I would wake up every morning with my first thought being NEGATIVE...how fat I was and how unhappy I was. I would go eat a ginormous breakfast and the self loathing would set the course for the rest of my day. Then...at bedtime I would lie in bed thinking how much I failed the entire day. I would stuff myself at each meal...filling a hole that was very deep. I would eat so much that I would be physically ill and in pain. I was very depressed and unpleasant to be around. I'm mean really...who would like someone who couldn't like their self? Last November I had had enough. I had to break the cycle so I called my local rec center and hired a personal trainer. I have been working out ever since and my eating habits have dramatically changed. I have lost 42 pounds and I really love going to the gym. I'm training for my 1st half marathon and I can honestly say that I'm really starting to like ME. I wake up now and my first thought is...I feel fantastic. I'm proud of me and I think the people around me have really noticed the change. I am more confident, happy and I laugh a lot more! The changes I have made will last forever...I still have some bad habits that I want to work on. I still have quite a bit of weight to lose.
L ~ LIST YOUR GOALS: Over the next 12 weeks I would like to lose 20 pounds. I am going to journal my food intake and track my calories. I am going to drink 8 glasses of water a day. I am going to continue working out regularly even after my 1/2 marathon! I am going to make better choices when I am emotional. I am going to weigh in once a week and I am going to be sure to celebrate my weight loss achievements and not beat myself up when the scale doesn't move.
I would like to lose 20 pounds in the next 12 weeks.
Here's my measurements:
Waist 33 1/2
Arm 12 1/4
C ~ CORRECT AN UNHEALTHY HABIT: I'm going to work very hard to journal my food intake. My exercise is great...I'm failing on the food side. I'm going to drink 8 glasses of water each day and bring healthy snacks to work so I don't get super hungry and gorge at lunch and dinner. I'm also going to cut down on my alcohol intake. I will drink 1 night a week and limit it to 2 glasses of wine or 2 light beers.