I have been adamently against the “weightloss culture” that we seem to live in but I am, and I can’t deny it, part of it. I remember being on my first diet at age 9. Feeling “fat” has been part of my life (and I am relatively slim) as far back as I can remember and it has not gotten better with age. I don’t feel HUGE, I just feel like I am betraying myself by not being the toned, athletic, thin person I could be. I am strong and driven and I feel like I sit back and am lazy with my body because….I don’t know why…and this is a betrayal of my capabilities.
My goal weight would probably be 10 stone or 140lbs. I am about 11 stone now.
This is how I’d like it to go:
I continue cycling through the summer and this becomes my daily exercise.
I stop depending on chocolate/sugar to get me through my afternoons at work (even if it doesn’t have an effect on my weight!)
I augment my workout with odd trips to the park, the climbing wall, a kickboxing class etc and have a bit of fun.
I continue to try to plan my food a bit better so I don’t always go for the easy option.
I have a long history of this kind of KNEE-JERK PLAN and so I am under no illusions about my success.Infact, to help this (and I only think of this now…) I am going to write some short-term goals below to keep in my mind over the next few weeks:
In the next month I will:
1. I will cycle all the way to work (also a goal on my main list) as a way to kick-start my cycling to work
2. I will keep a weekly record of my weight to keep it on my mind
3. I will book in a kick-boxing class (also a goal on my main list)
4. I will find a date to go rock-climbing with steph (also a goal on my main list)
5. I will keep my ideal set-up (above) in my mind to start making practical goals for next month.
Done. Here’s hoping. 2 days ago
After much deliberation, I’ve decided to give up on this goal. It’s making me obsess about weight and food and I’m finding this very counterproductive. After only losing a couple of pounds the other day, I binged on lots of high carb bread and crisps, which messed up my blood sugar control and made me feel awful.
I am still striving to do my best to lose weight and have a healthy lifestyle, I’m just not going to weigh myself often.
I get weighed as part of my diabetic exam every 3 or 4 months, so I can still measure my progress, without driving myself crazy :) 1 week ago
I have lost 2lbs… another 3lbs to go. I’m trying to be kind to myself, as planned, but in my heart I’m disappointed with only 2lbs in the initial 10 days. I can’t afford to go off the rails with this, for the sake of my immediate and long term health, so I’m just going to put my big girl pants (hopefully smaller in the future haha) on and get on with it :) 2 weeks ago
Had to wait up on the cat coming home and ended up having a bit of a binge last night, so I’m postponing this morning’s planned weigh in for a few days :( 2 weeks ago
Actually, I did resist it again last night… I see a pattern forming here :D 2 weeks ago
Almost succumbed to a binge late last night, but didn’t. Major breakthrough for me :D 3 weeks ago
I did the big weigh in this morning. I have accepted that I need to be kind with myself over this, especially as I am taking a couple of meds that are known to cause weight gain, my depression and anxiety keep me dangerously sedentary and I am a compulsive overeater. Baby steps for all my goals is the way to go for me at the moment, so I’m aiming for 5lb chunks at a time 3 weeks ago
How I did it: Decided that it was finally time to do it. Lose the weight that is. Decided enough was enough, started to log my food and realized I really needed to cut back on calories. I decided to give up sweets and junk foods for awhile and that really helped. It's only a start but the I only plan on doing this once so I am going to do it right! Read how I did it… 2 months ago
Today my weigh was at 246.5! My current total weight loss is 3.5!
Only a pound and a half to go! 2 months ago
starting weight 250
current weight 248
lost 2 pounds.
may be nothing but I am going step by step. 2 months ago
Lost 2.6 lb! 4 months ago
I want to loose this first 5 lbs before Christmas 2012.
Then I want to be disciplined and not gain it back while visiting my family. However, I’m giving myself the buffer of Jan 15 to make sure that it is absolutely off!
I’m going to be using Intermittent Fasting on a vegan diet (balanced carbs and protein)
More on the total 20 lbs goal once the first 5 are gone. 5 months ago
To lose 5lbs is just the start of my weight loss plans, but setting goals every 5lbs or so for the first 50lbs, I hope to get a good start. 16 months ago