Proud to report that I just stepped on the scale and found that I’ve lost 4lbs. This is exciting to me because its a great start towards my goal. All Ive done thus far is decrease my calories, adding more fruits to my diet, Im not much of a water person but I think its ok that Im getting my water from coke and pepsi 0 (no calories, no fat) its like drinking pepsi flavored carbonated water. This is my beverage of choice on most days but I do drink water too. I’ve also kept the carbs to a reasonable amount, usually from sandwhiches for lunch or rice with my dinner, which I eat in small portions. I’ve snacked a bit on some chocolate candy this week but not in excess.
I’m now incorporating green tea to my diet and will begin going on walks this week too. I’m very confident that I’ll continue to drop the pounds :-).
Results for the Week:
Start weight: 251.7
End weight: 247.6
Last year I had the goal to weigh 150 lbs (basically lose 100 lbs)... but somehow I ended up giving up for the umpteenth time… This year I start again… I’ve decided to try mini-weight loss goals instead of one big one. So the goal is to drop 15 lbs in november. This may seem slightly unreasonable to some b/c we are told that it is healthy to lose 1-2 lbs a week/ 4-8 lbs a month but i need a big boost… In dec ill drop my goal down to 8 lbs but for the 1st month of my diet I would like to go for 15 lbs and since I been eating healthy for the past 2 weeks and damn near running to class everyday Ive probably givin myself a head start.
Two things I need to acknowledge about myself is:
1. I have weak will power… I can cut out fast food but deserts and cakes are my weakness. I plan to get around this issue by rewarding myself 2x a week with healthy choice (the brand) cakes.
2. I hate exercising… but I have no problem walking so Im goin to designate a time for me to go on long walks or use the treadmill at the gym everyday, and only do hardcore cardio workouts only 2-3x a week… I’m more likely to quit if I try to workout too often.
This goal is very important to me because although a lot of guys do find me attractive I dont find myself attractive and its hurting my self-esteem. I love myself as a person, Im intelligent, great personality, fun to be around, good friend to all my friends, and just overall a good person but dropping the weight is something I need to do for myself to be healthy, to be sexy. In all my years of yo-yo dieting with barely any results I realize that I can not put too much pressure on myself, I could be doing great for a couple weeks and then start to fall off and once I do that I become upset with myself, then depressed, which eventually leads to me basically quitting. I just have to do it and if i fall off… allow myself to fall off for a few days and then get back on.
And so here goes the start of try #2 on 43things and hopefully the last. I’ll be updating on my progress weekly… writing too many blogs about my progress makes me aware of all the lil mistakes Ive made during the week and again start adding pressure on myself… I know my goal and I will do it.
Starting weight: approx. 250 lbs
Goal weight: 235 lbs (by nov 30th) <
— I will do it! Having a positive attitude is a very important part of the process!
I’ve been away from this site for a long time… I havnt done a thing to complete this goal, more so because I forgot about it but now that I see it, im reminded how important this one is because it is essential to my career goals! I gotta get to work on this one.