Drinking water’s becoming a habit again.
I feel so alone.
Reblog if you are so we can become friends. :]
I want friends with similar weightloss goals.
Started 262, now 198! :D
Started at 273, now around 150!
Me!!!! :) LOL my goal is 150 by the end of July
Definitely not alone! Started at 309, currently at 231.
Just got back from a lovely walk. Wish my phone had a better camera—it’s a beautiful day out there. I am SO GLAD the hot weather is moving out!
I also weighed in this morning. I’ve been avoiding the scale for 2 or 3 weeks. I knew I was doing terribly, and I didn’t want to know how terribly. That’s a problem, though, because if I don’t face the reality, I can’t fix it.
Today I weighed 231 pounds. That’s 4 pounds more than I’ve been maintaining all summer, and 7 pounds more than my lowest weight since I started last year.
It’s not where I want to be, but it is where I’m starting again, and that’s okay.
Original starting weight (2/2011): 309 pounds
Current weight/new starting weight (9/2012): 231 pounds
Short term goal: 209 pounds (100 pounds lost)
Long term goal: 159 (150 pounds lost)
Since the age of 16, I’ve never seen a weight lower than 220. I’m ready for that 209. I want it.
And all I have to do is go take it. :-D
Remember how I said it’s the beginning again? That makes today Day 1. So far, it’s been a good day.
I followed up the good breakfast with an equally good lunch: a couple of turkey and baby spinach sandwiches on whole wheat. I just had frozen broccoli sauteed with garlic, chili powder, and a little bit of ranch dressing for snack.
Now I’m sipping my way through a bottle of seltzer water, cranking up to that 100oz a day I promised. After dinner, I’m going for a 30 minute walk. (Uphill, both ways! :-P)
Total calories so far: 750. Plenty of room for our chicken chili for dinner!
Running and walking are important for both my physical and mental well being.
I was reminded again last night.
Also, the lightning on the way home was incredibly awesome. I felt like I was walking through some movie.
And I burned 400 calories, to boot.
Because the old goals are outdated and I’ve been letting it slide.
The fact is, I’ve lost a lot of weight; I weigh 85 pounds less today than last summer. Also, it’s been a busy and hot summer, and I haven’t worked out nearly as often as I did over the winter.
My caloric needs have changed, but I have been acting like they haven’t.
It’s been a big game of self-sabotage, where I eat too many calories while convincing myself I’m not, and then get frustrated when the scale doesn’t move and give myself permission to not care.
And that—well, that is not No Quit House Style. And it has to stop.
So, having re-calculated how many calories I should be eating to lose two pounds a week based on my current weight and activity level, here are my new goals:
I have not come this far to quit. It’s time to get this done.
My husband and I cut way back on soda for a long time. In fact, for months, I drank very, very little soda; maybe one can a week when we were at his mom’s house. Over time, though, it started to creep back in.
Can’t have that! So this is the week without soda. My husband even jumped on board (and he is addicted, guys. He literally doesn’t go a whole day without soda usually). Today is Day 2, and so far, so good. I’m not quite as hooked on it, so I’ve only had a few moments of weakness. The hardest time was when I sat down to play Warcraft last night, as gaming and Diet Pepsi have always been a hand-in-hand sort of partnership around here.
I feel good, though. I got really tired last night, but I got myself some coffee this morning (why does everyone look at me funny when I order it black?!) and I got 150 ounces of water in yesterday, hoping to match it!
What’s your vice? Are you willing to give it up for week?
I feel good today. Happy. Energetic.
I think it has a lot to do with getting back to my schedule.
My husband took yesterday off, and my son was having sleeping issues, so I slept in his room and ended up sleeping past my workout time yesterday. My regular schedule was thrown off AND I had to do my workout later in the day, which I have discovered I really don’t like.
What can I say? I like my routine. :-D
But today it’s back! My son’s at clinic where they have marbles and trampolines and cars and Pillow Pets and light up toys (kinda wish I was there…). My daughter and I are going to do “mini summer school.” I’m going to make my to-do list and drink lots of water and get things done today.
It’s a happy day.
My daughter brought Smores Pop-Tarts home from Grandma’s house.
I ate two of them for breakfast.
On the one hand, I shouldn’t have. On the other hand, if I hadn’t, I would have been thinking about them all day.
This does mean, though, that the rest of my day is going to have to be on point.