I’ve had a rough 8 months but I am finally ready to get back on track. I reached my all time highest weight again and I have been totally miserable. I got back from a cruise and weighed myself and was shocked into getting back on the wagon. I am on my 3rd day and so far it has been a struggle but I have managed to stay on track. I know that it will get easier if I just stick with it. Right now, I am just trying to cut portions and eat healthier. I am also making sure I get at least 30 minutes of activity at least 5 days a week. As I get stronger, I will do more.
I am looking forward to a great year.
So far I have had a great start to 2013! I started the year weighing 226.8 but I am not letting that get me down. I am just going to focus on staying OP and working out each day for the entire year. I am also not obsessing with the scale anymore. I’ve moved it out of reach and will only weight once or twice a month. I will measure my success by whether or not I stay OP and by how my clothes feel and by how I look in the mirror and on the compliments I get from others.
Goals that I’ve set for myself for 2013 to help me reach 165 by 12/31/13 – I’ve looked back at my past attempts at weight loss and I am changing the things that have not worked for me in the past. I have been trying for so many years and still have not made it and I refuse to give up!
- Stay committed past the 3 month mark (I always seem to fall by the wayside after the 3rd month)
- Only eat planned healthy snacks in the car – No binging on junk food.
- Stay away from the scale – (Weigh no more than twice a month)
- During the winter months no eating after 7:30p. In the summer months, no eating after 8:30p
- Get in some form of activity at least 4 days a week
- Post on 3FC daily
- If I should fall of the wagon for some reason, never allow more than a day to pass before I get back on track
- Lower my cholesterol and B/P – Be healthier and have a normal BMI
Today’s weight: 224.0
Wow I can’t belive it”s been so long since I’ve posted here. I had a great summer and got down to 206 before going on 2 cruises and after that, doing lots of baking and social functions. From August to now, I’ve gone from 206 to 224. I am so disgusted with myself. Right now, I am focusing on getting back on track with my eating and exercise. I am so tired of struggling to lose and keep weight off. This coming year I really want to do this because now, it’s more for my health. I now have high B/P and high cholesterol. I know that with the proper diet and exercise, these can be controlled.
My goal is to lose 20 pounds by the end of February. I will do it by calorie counting and by working out 4-5 times a week.
WOW I can’t believe I haven’t posted since August. I’m still plugging along on my weight loss journey. I got down to 204 back in November and then I went on vacation and gained a few pounds back. During the month of December, I didn’t stay 100% OP everyday but I tried to be conscience of what I was eating. I got serious again at the beginning of the month and am back down to 211.6. I’m working to get back down to 204 and then on to onederland. My weight loss journey this time seems so much easier than times past. I am focusing more on just trying to eat right and exercising regularly.
I haven’t journaled in a while because I was struggling (not a reason to not post). I have been back on track for about a week now and I’m feeling really positive again. My weight today is 218.4. I have also started back working out and I’m feeling stronger each day. My goal is to try average about a 2 pound loss each week for the remainder of the year. I just don’t want to go into 2012 being so overweight. I know that I need to try really hard to stay focused because when I lose focus and fall of the wagon, it is soooo hard for me to get back on track and I usually gain quite a few pounds while I’m off the wagon. I have rejoined Weight Watchers but I am also limiting the sugar in my diet and I’m sticking to whole grain foods. I just need to play around with things until I find the right mix for me.
I’ve been doing very good these past few weeks! I’m sticking to my challenge to stay POP and to stay off the scale ’til 7/29. I had become very obsessed with weighing and since I put the scale away on 7/4, it’s been so much better and I’ve relaxed and am enjoying eating and exercising. I don’t feel so much like I’m on a “diet”.
I’ve been tracking my calories on “my plate” and have been averaging between 1200-1500 a day. I don’t feel deprived and I feel like I can stick with this way of eating.
All is going good. Now that I’m back on track, I am going to give calorie counting another try. According to My Plate, I should consume 1235 calories each day to lose an average of 1.5 pounds each week. I will earn extra calories for my exercise. I’m still going to limit my sugar intake and limit the refined carbs I eat. I find that I am less hungry when I eat this way. I am also going to try and limit the times I weigh myself. Instead of weighing daily, I’m going to try weighing every 2 weeks.
Today is July 1st and my weight is down to 215.8. That’s a total of 9 pounds in 2 months. I could have done better but I’m happy with the 9. Total loss for June was 4 pounds (thanks to the slip up week with the 100 cal snacks). I’ve also come to realize that my diet needs to be low in sugar for me to stay on track and lose weight. For the past 2 weeks I’ve not been eating sugar, “bad” carbs or fruit but I am going to start adding back fruits and whole grains to my diet. I will see how my body reacts and adjust as needed. I’m hoping to make 209 by August 1 and I hope to make onederland before October. I’d love to make the low 190s by the time I cruise at the end of November.