Pounds Lost This Week: 5
Total Lost: 27
Pounds Left to Goal: 23
Well, I finally got my “reset” week! I had only lost about 3 pounds since the beginning of April and was beginning to mentally feel the effects of no progress (see: here). But this week’s weight loss is brought to you by the letter “R” for running and “P” for portion control. This week I got back on track with my training schedule and as difficult as that was for me (it meant going out at 6 am one day to fit in a run and convincing myself I could do it, sore throat or not,) I think it made all the difference. I paid just a little more attention to how much I ate (though honestly, not what I ate which included, I kid you not: a Chinese buffet, a gryo salad, Taco Bell, and McDonalds).
You guys. I am gunna do this! I am legit going to lose 50 pounds and that is seriously going to be the most incredible accomplishment of my life. (Other than picking a spouse who gives me his unending support, surrounding myself with people who love and care about me, graduating from college with honors, picking a career field that’s meaningful to myself and the world around me, finding the love of Jesus Christ, etc) But for real. I am not really a goal oriented person. I am a little bit of a quitter. I am not very competitive. Part of this comes (I think) from the fact that my parents were pretty laid back and were always impressed with me just the way I was, so I had no really pushing motivator throughout my growing up years. (Which was really nice, don’t get me wrong. My folks were just happy to see my graduate high school to say nothing of the other things I involved myself in!) So I was always my own source of motivation. Which means that often, when the going got tough- I got going. Outta there.
So I am not about goals but I am about relationships and by blogging about this journey, I have engaged in a relationship with you. And you have been cheering me on. And I really want to be able to say to you, “Thank you so much for your help. I DID IT.” Last week was tough, but it kept me accountable. And hearing you all say, “Hey. Take it easy, you’ve already done something amazing,” encouraged me to keep doing that amazing thing.
If I lose my 12 pounds in April and keep up a healthy rate of weight loss (about 2 pounds per week) then I should hit goal by the end of June! I plan to do a LOT of window shopping at tiffany.com between now and then because I think mama deserves some bling! Woo hoo!