I just thought I would provide an occasional update on my efforts to live a little healthier, lose some weight, and gain more energy that I talked about a lot in some previous posts. I've been dieting since Jan 2 and exercising since a couple weeks after that. My longterm goal is to just be more active, maintain a healthy weight, and engage in lots of physical activities as a family. To get there, I gave myself a shorter term goal of losing 20-24 pounds (and stay in that range thereafter) and exercising 3-4x per week.
Weight lost: Two weeks ago I would have been proud to tell you that I had lost 9 pounds, but unfortunately that's no longer the case. At my weigh-in two Fridays ago I had gained 1.8 of that back and then last Friday, another 1.6. So for now, my total weight loss is 5.6 lbs until I weigh again this Friday. The thing is, I didn't even cheat much. Not enough to be packing on over 3 lbs in 2 weeks. I'm not sure what's going on but I was pretty bummed last Friday when I got on the scale. All I know is I'm not giving up. I'm trying to increase my water intake since I do tend to eat a lot of pre-packaged (high sodium) foods for breakfast and lunch that may increase my water retention.
I'm having to pep talk the girl in the mirror (but not while looking in the mirror, that would be weird) to remind myself that I'm still exercising more than I have in the past three years. That I'm not trying to lose 24 lbs in 2 months. My goal is to lose the weight before we go to Disney in October. My goal is for this current healthy living, that can be a struggle at times, to turn into a way of life by October. I want to have energy and make good food decisions 90% of the time. That there's more going on here than the numbers on the scale. That if I keep doing what I have been doing for the past 6+ weeks, there's no way that I won't lose the weight eventually.
How are you doing on your goals for this year?