Good day my Fitday Friends,
It has been awhile since I have been on-line and wanted to let you know I am back. I spent an hour this am reading and catching up on posts. Your courage and support for each other is amazing.
For the last 4 weeks, I have allowed myself to stay in a maintenance mode. This really has meant that I haven't been faithfull to tracking my intake and exercise, but have mentally ensured that I eat less than 2000 cal per day and walk 2 miles each day. I weighed myself this am and I am 1 pound less than my lowest point this year. Why did I take this approach?
I found my plateaus' were becoming to frequent, and my stress level too high. As you remember, I started a new assignment at work in April. Well since then, my permanent job has become redundant (surplus to requirements) and the job I am on assignment to got posted for competition. So to stay employed, I have to ace the interview and testing for the job I am currently doing or find another postion in the corporation. I also have had a houseful of guests all month. So I decided to focus on:
- preparing for the job interview (It's tomorrow)
- enjoying time with the family (three sets of family visited over 3 weeks) and sight-seeing
- helping my hubby with my mom in-law (remember she moved in last March)
I am proud of the fact that I didn't let loose. In fact, we went to a local water park that opened recently. I was able to walk the entire park and climb the stairs for each of the rides (10-13 stories each). Four hours of walking and climbing. This would have been impossible last year. I would have been huffing and puffing after one storey of stairs.
I bought my suit for the interview yesterday (not much in the closet, given the 70ib weight loss this year) and I am down another size.
So after the interview tomorrow, I am back on the horse, tracking and being purposeful in my weight loss and exercise journey. I have 2 weddings to attend at the end of September and early October. I am hoping to drop another 15 to 20lbs and possibly a dress size. Wish me luck.
Weight Jan 1, 2011 = 288 pounds (size 24)
Weight April 1, 2011 = 244 pounds
Weight July 1, 2011 = 220 pounds
Weight September 22, 2011 = 203
Weight Goal April 6, 2012 = 185 pounds
Ultimate weight goal = 155 pounds Sept 1, 2012
Current Weight = 213 lbs (size 14)
Total loss to date = 75 lbs