So, It took me a year to lose 40 lbs.
If I had been TRYING the entire time, instead of roughly six months I"d have lost more.
no time like the present.
I've set myself my first longish term goal.
I want to lose 70 lbs by jan 1st 2011.
That is roughly 5-6 lbs a month. This would put me at 190. I remember wehn I lost 70 lbs before and weighed 190. I was a size 18 and a 1x. I thought I was smokin'! And really, my ultimate goal is 175. and i cna knock that other 15 out in 2011. This is very reasonable for me.
But how will I get there, with all the off and oning I've been doing.?
I've decided to set myself quarterly evaluations. I will take time out to answer questions I make myself about my diet/fitness. Every two months I will do a mini eval. and I will mark on the calender daily, for each day that I stay on plan (as well as doing the points challenge here on 3fatchicks).
I Find that, even though some people can't stand to let the whole 'diet' thing be so consuming, I do best when I'm really truly focused on it, when I'm half @$$ing it, I find I don't lose. Which will be fine once maintenance rolls around. (other than around the holidays I Don't really gain when I'm 'off the wagon', I just sort of maintain.)
I'm also participating in the 2010 challenge, and a monthly biggest loser challenge on sparkpeople.
This YEAR. The ENTIRE YEAR. I am going to make my year to shine
and sure life gets in the way, but I"m going to try and be really MINDFUL of all the little ways I can get derailed and not let them knock me off track. I think mindfulness is a great skill I learned from dbt that can be used for weight loss.