I'm nearing close to three months of effort in the weight loss battle. I don't feel like I've lost a lot of weight yet because the number on the scale is stubbornly staying put. On the other hand, inches are coming off and I can see that what I look like is changing. I'm even getting some of those lovely shrink marks we talked about in another post. They're not pretty but they're proof that things are happening. Yay!
I'm really glad that I found this website because it really makes me feel like I'm not alone in the struggle. It has also got me considering joining a local TOPS. I think it might be the support of this web site in person. I'm also a little hesitant though because I'm more an "in person" loner when it comes all of this weight stuff. I like to do my own thing so I'm concerned that I might not like TOPS. So, that's a maybe right now.
I am, however, going to be joining the gym I used to go to again soon. My goal is October 13th. (I know it's a weird number to pick but it's exactly a year and a half before my 25th birthday which is my goal weight goal date!)
I'm really excited about rejoining. I can't wait to start doing weight training again. Research says (and I know from my first experience of trying to lose weight), that weight training makes you feel strong and builds your self esteem. I also like that when you do cardio on a machine you can monitor your calorie burn.
Finally, I am excited that I need to move to a smaller clothing size but also a little frustrated because I don't know what all to buy. I don't want to buy too much because I still plan to lose, lose lose! On the other hand, I can't wear pretty much any of my work pants anymore because I look like I'm swimming in them. Most of my shirts are okay for now because as bad as it is, I like to wear big t-shirts when I'm not in my business attire and most of my business shirts are stretchy so I can use them still. Anyone else have these problems? Any recommendations on how many pairs of pants I should get? How many shirts? I just don't want to overbuy! Thanks 3FC buddies!