Well, I guess it is time that I bring you up to date on my journey. I officially began my journey on May 7, 2010. When I started, I weighed in at 200 pounds even. Until recently, I have not been weighing in every week, just whenever I could. I did not own a scale, so I would weigh in at work before I ran home, or weigh in at the Army recruiters office (I am trying to get back into the Army).
My first week was kind of disheartening. I gained 1/2 pound. Uggh! But then things started to go better. I watched what I ate, measured how many calories I was taking in and burning, and the weight started to creep off. 195, then 190. I kept losing until I hit 184. I stayed there for a couple of weeks. I was not working out like I should have, or tracking like I needed. Still, I maintained, and did not gain, so THAT was good.
It started going down again. Finally, a month ago, I got into the 170's. WOW. Still can't believe it. I have not been in the 170s for about 15 years.
Last week was my high week, well, high emotionally, not weight wise. I weighed in at 174.6. Over 25 pounds lost in 10 weeks. That is the celebration part.
I have been weighing in this week, but don't think I have done as well. I will weigh in tomorrow morning, but actually expect weight to go up slightly for a couple of reasons. That is the setback.
First, I think the low weight was a dip down. Our body weight fluctuates up and down slightly from day to day. I think I weighed on a down day. I have stepped on the scale since and have been up a couple pounds or so.
Secondly, I have not been tracking my food. While this is not TERRIBLE, it is not good. Now that I have a better handle on portion control, I am sure I am still eating less than I am burning, but the gap between calories in and calories out is much more narrow than I would like. A narrow gap means slower loss.
Now I must move forward. I could gripe and complain about the weight, but it won't do any good. I could beat myself up for not tracking like I should, but it wouldn't change anything. What I must do is pick up and soldier on. Get back on the horse, keep plugging away. put one foot in front of the other, insert your own cliche here.
I go back to the basics and start tracking my calories. Start watching what I eat....again, and make sure I am hitting that 1,000 calorie deficit that I aim for.
I am almost scared to weigh in tomorrow, but you know, it is what it is. nothing I can do about it now, but simply move forward.
Towards a Healthy Life,