Okay so here is my week 1 all over again. I am calling it week 1 because I lost track for so long that I began loosing count. I have decided to start fresh and today ends my week 1. So I did really good this week with my eating, but exercise was not so successful. I did walk 2 days this week, but it rained a lot the rest of the week. I also slipped on Sunday and had a sliver of cheesecake. Literally a sliver of it. So as of this morning I lost 2 pounds this week. It brings my total to 22 pounds and makes me super excited and a little more motivated than I have felt in about a month. I can’t wait to get through this week and keep shedding these pounds. I have a feeling I am going to make it to my goal weight at or close to my goal time. I will be bikini ready before this summer 🙂 Can’t wait!!
I thought I would go ahead and post my progress today. I am not sure how much time I will have in the next few days. I had a Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday and gained a pound. I was discouraged but knew to expect it because I just couldn’t stop myself from eating the mac and cheese. Even with my slight set back of gaining a pound I still managed to lose some weight. My total weight loss is now 14 pounds. I am hoping that tomorrow being my end of the week that I will make it to 15 pounds. That will be a huge accomplishment in my eyes. To lose 15 pounds in just 5 weeks feels like an acceptable amount of time for me. I am more accepting of the fact that this is going to be a slow process. I know that last week I was having a hard time not reaching my goal of 5 pounds per week. The main thing I am trying to remember is that I am not just dieting, but I am learning healthy eating habits. Habits that I will continue for the rest of my life. This will help me be healthier and maintain a good weight rather than to diet and go back to my previous habits and gain it all back. That I can be proud of no matter how slowly I lose the weight. So as of today I have 33 pounds left to go until I reach my goal weight. At this rate I am looking at the beginning of February as my target time to have lost that much. I know I had originally said that Christmas was my goal but it seems too high a standard at this point so instead of stressing about not meeting it I am just going to scoot the date back a bit. I will try to get a photo of me this weekend sometime so that I can post my progress in photos as well.
Okay so I didn’t do as well as I had thought I would this week. I lost 2 pounds which brings my total weight loss to 12 pounds. My original goal had been 5 pounds a week. I set that goal after my first week. I had lost those first 5 pounds so easily that first week that I thought this would be simple. I knew that after a certain time it wouldn’t come off so easily, but i thought the first 15 pounds would just come right off. That hasn’t been the case. I got a little frustrated yesterday because I had remained the same weight for the four days. I am sticking to my diet and not straying. I make sure to exercise every day. Most days I walk outside if it isn’t raining. I try to walk at least 30 minutes at a minimum. If it is raining then I have been doing some weights and cardio inside. I think that first week blew me up a little and I felt like this would be so simple for the first month. It really hasn’t been and it is requiring more self control in week four than in week one. I think it’s because I don’t see results every day like before and so I am more tempted to just reach for something bad for me and say forget it. But I just keep reminding myself that 2 pounds a week is still a victory in it’s own way. It is still a weight loss and it will get me to my goal weight eventually. Maybe not in the insanely short amount of time that I had planned, but I will still get there if I just keep on going. And when I get there it will be well worth all of this effort. I want to be healthier and have more energy for my kids. They deserve that from me and I deserve that for myself. I am a bit worried about the week to come. I have a Thanksgiving dinner this Saturday at my mother in laws and another on Thanksgiving Day. My birthday is also coming up next week and my husband wants to take me out to eat. Lots of chances to fail this week but hopefully I can lose some. If nothing else then I just hope to not gain any back. That is my worst nightmare at this point. We shall see.
Here is a picture of me back in August on vacation with my husband. I was at my max weight here. I will try to post before and after pictures as I go. Maybe every month.
I just read on fitperez.com that in 2012 restaurant chains with over 20 locations will be required to post calorie counts on all menu items. Uh oh some of us will be in for a big shock to see how many calories are in our favorite dishes. Here is a link to the article http://fitperez.com/2011-06-22-restaurants-cutting-calories