Back in March, I started this series and it only lasted 2 weeks. I'm still not totally sure I'm up for doing a series on my weight loss (or lack thereof), but I also think this is a great avenue for me to talk through my weight issues and get some feedback.
I thought about not telling anyone, aside from real life friends, about my weight loss goals. I wanted to keep it a secret, something private for me to succeed at without worrying about disappointing my readers. But I quickly scrapped that plan because I do need the support I find from this blog. You guys motivate me, cheer me on, and help me get back on my feet when I fall down. I love you guys. A lot. (But not in a creepy, stalker kind of way.)
So here I am. Crawling back to this blog to talk about my weight loss struggles and how far I've fallen after doing so well for a few months.
The last time I attended a Weight Watchers meeting was June 27. Since then, I haven't been at my healthiest. I haven't been tracking what I've eaten. I have consumed a lot of fast food. Soda has been my drink of choice and water has been my least resort. I haven't exercised as much as I ought to, whether due to injury or just plain laziness. In short, I've been bad.
And while this is nothing new, I'm ready to start over. Just like earlier this year, I'm not going to focus on my past failed attempts. This is the new beginning for me. And I'm going to treat it as such. It's not easy to change 20-some years of unhealthy behaviors. And since I'm incredibly stubborn, it's going to take me a long time to get it through my thick head that healthy is the best way. (Even if unhealthy tastes better at the moment.)
Onto my weight for this week and my goals. (In all honesty, I was happy with my weight because I was hoping for only 5 pounds. Remember, I've been bad.)
Starting Weight (as of February 21, 2010): 151.2 lbs
Current Weight (as of August 5, 2010): 147.8 lbs
Total Weight Lost: 3.4 lbs
1. Drink 48oz of water, daily.
2. Exercise at least 4 times a week.
3. Eat every 2 hours. (I find myself getting hungry but sometimes make myself wait 4-5 hours before I eat again and I end up eating too much and never feeling totally full. I'm hoping this helps.)