It’s time once again to gripe and complain about weight loss. Who’s with me?
Yes, weight loss can be hard. Weight loss, by its very nature, is eating less food which, let’s face it, is not fun.
I’ve managed to somehow gain weight over the last couple months. This of course puts me even further away from my weight loss goal. And it really ticks me off. Of course I have absolutely no one to blame but myself. To be quite honest things have been going a little something like this:
Tuesday: (This is the beginning of my weight loss tracking week and my weigh in day) Begin with renewed vigor to stay on the plan and within my points
Wednesday: Still doing well
Thursday: Hanging in there, things are ok
Friday: Not horrible, but slipping up a little here and there
Saturday & Sunday: Eating like I’m going to the electric chair
Monday: Saying; “what the #$%!” and all control goes out the window...after all, I'll "start again" tomorrow
As far as exercise goes, it’s been so-so. As readers already know, the hubby and I get up before the crack of dawn to go out running/walking before we get ready for the day. We manage to make it out about three times per week. We may or may not actually run all of those times, as some of those include some rather lazy walking justified by saying; “it’s better than not moving at all” and "hey, at least we got out of bed!" Ideally, we’d be getting out 4-5 times per week, running every time and throwing in some family bike rides on the weekend as well. This should actually be a minimum as I know I need to kick things up with some additional strength training, etc.
So, after seeing a number on the scale this morning that contained a digit I hadn’t seen since I was 8 weeks postpartum, I decided that enough is enough. I’ve swung into action with a plan which I’ll share with you in upcoming weeks. Part of the plan included taking measurements along with photos. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before because at this point I cannot think of a more effective appetite control system than a photo of myself in a swimming suit. It was pretty horrifying. I also took a couple shots in some snug, capri yoga pants as well which are slightly more suitable for public viewing and I may use those as part of a before and after set. Once I get to the “after” of course.
This is it, folks. I need to quit complaining and start doing. More details to follow so stay tuned!