Committed to Losing the Weight

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Well here I am, a month and half into my weight loss journey. I am down 12 lbs and am so happy! This time it just feels different. This time I am doing it nice and slow and I am doing things the right way. Counting calories and adding exercise and not doing anything I am not willing to keep up for the rest of my life.

A lot of my friends are doing the HCG diet and I have to admit I am jealous of their rapid weight loss. What I am not jealous of, is their mood swings, inability to participate in social events, not being able to exercise at all, and that this is a diet and not changing normal daily behaviors. Even so, I was tempted to give it a try myself but have chosen this path instead.

I am living on a beautiful tropical island in the Pacific and daily activity is mandatory. We all ride our bikes wherever we go! Although running in this hot humid climate has proved challenging, I am going to push through it and do it anyway.

So my plan is basic, stay within my daily 1200-1500 calorie range and work on the Couch to 5k program. I will be running 3 days a week at 5:30am and then we go scuba diving on Mondays. I will continue on this path as long as I am seeing progress and will adjust things as needed.

I am excited to do this and feel truly motivated for the first time in a long time. I want to be healthier and more comfortable in my skin (and airplane seats).

Here are my stats thus far:

Starting Weight July 3, 2012: 261
July 10, 2012: 257.4 -3.9
July 20, 2012: 256 -1.4 -5.3
July 26, 2012: 254.2 -1.8 -7.1
August 2, 2012: 253.5 -0.7 -7.8
August 9, 2012: 251.4 -2.1 -9.9
August 16, 2012: 248.6 -2.8 -12.7

First Goal is to lose 20 lbs by my birthday October 6th!
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    Awesome job on the weight loss, I'm sure you can do it! Also, Love the scuba pictures! It must be wonderful to live somewhere so beautiful!
    2103 days ago
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