I'm here and ready to get back at it!! I don't know if I'm a cool kid but I'll pretend
Sometimes we all get a little complacent, but you'll find whatever you need to 'flip your switch' and put it back on the oomph-track when you're ready. What's your business/hobby??
I'm with Mern, I bet you get two policies done
Love the determination and I hope you have a beautiful walk!!!! I'm actually right there with you, hoping to lose 20 lbs. by Xmas, so I think we're on a very similar track!
I love writing down life-goals along with my weight loss goals like you do, and I will be doing that next week once I finish my "easing in" process. Looks like you're really on top of your life-changing process! You should be proud of yourself.
: Nice goals and meal plan! Look at you go. I saw your comment from last week; I have no idea what the birth control (or lack thereof) will do for my weight loss either, but I've heard that birth control pills can cause you to "hold on" to weight more easily, and so maybe it is giving me a nice little early boost. I'll take it, and I'll see how I feel over the next few months. I'd been on birth control since I was 13, so I don't even really know what I'm like when I'm hormonal
DH and I aren't TRYING for a little bundle, but we're not NOT trying either (we like to say we've 'pulled the goalie') so we'll see what happens. My doctor told me fairly straightforwardly that since I had been on birth control for so long, it'll likely take my body a few months to even start cycling up normally again, so who knows what may happen?
As for me:
Speaking of DH, today is our one-year wedding anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!
We have a quiet and snuggly day planned (we've got thunderstorms all over today and are also tight on money this month) and I'm looking forward to just being with him. I'm planning on a light breakfast and lunch, and he's making a non-diet dinner (chicken fettuccine alfredo with Italian Bread, salad, champagne and a dessert too), but I am going to ENJOY it and celebrate us!
I weighed in this morning and am down to 180.4, which officially puts me at -4.4 lbs. since last Monday. It seems like a lot, but I think it is water weight, which I always lose very quickly whenever I start up a program. It's GREAT and I'm happy to see the number, but I am tempering my woo-hoo to a little smile and a let's-see-what-happens! I did get to the gym on Sunday (but I did not do my strength training), so I got my 3x cardio done last week and will make it a goal again this week. My arm is feeling much better today. I am not going to log this week, but I plan on starting to log next week. The mindful eating seems to be enough for now.
1) Weigh in on M and F: M: 180.4
2) At least 64 oz. water daily
3) 3x cardio (35-45 minutes each session)
4) 1x strength training DVD
5) Eat mindfully, not distractedly
6) Enjoy my anniversary!!!!
7) Get syllabi finished and work on September plans (i.e. field trip, permits, etc.) <--- this is a work-related goal
Talk with you all soon!
Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 10/22/14 = 175.0 (net: -40.2)
Last mini-goal: 175 lbs. REACHED 10/22/14 --REWARD: New wallet
Current min-goal: 170 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
"You don't have to change your life today. You only need to change your day today."