One month anniversary
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Today marks one month since I have starting the weight loss journey. So far everything is running smoothly and I couldn't be any happier. I have stuck to my meal plans and have done much more exercising than I would have expected. I have lost a total of 12.6 pounds in this last month. I exceeded what I wanted to lose of 10 pounds a month so I am on top. I have had some obstacles of Easter dinner and going out to eat with my family a few times even to Pizza Hut. I feel that I have learned so much in this last month because I wanted to. I finally got the motivation to change my life for the better before it was too late.
On another note, I just got the newsletter from my boss today at work (I'm a school bus driver) and in order to keep our jobs starting on January 1, 2014 we need to have a BMI of 34 or lower. This is not the company rules but instead the Department of Transportation. If it is higher than 35 then we will not pass the DOT physical which will not allow us to keep driving. This gives me more motivation because I want to keep my job.
As of today I checked what my BMI is even with the 12.6 pound weight loss and I am still at a 39. I need to lose at least 25 pounds to be able to keep my physical up to date. This is a realistic number for the next 7 months but I am still hoping to lose a lot more than that.