Today marks my first weigh in for the year. I decided to post my weight every week as a way to hold myself accountable and to share my process of losing weight.
My goal is to inspire, motive, and educate you as I move forward on losing the last 24 pounds. I also want you to see that I am real person who also struggles with weight. Just because I write this blog does not mean I have it all figured out or that it is easy for me. Sure I have come a long way but, as I continue to learn, creating a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong process.
I know some of you do not like scales or using your weight as a method of measuring results. That is fine do what works for you. Personally, I found a weekly weigh in to be the best way for me to measure progress and to hold myself accountable. It works for me.
Some quick weigh in tips. For the most accurate results only way yourself once a week; at the same time (preferably in the morning as soon as you wake up); and with minimal clothes on. Do not weigh yourself more than once a week because you will drive yourself crazy.
Ok let’s get started. My goal weight is 125 pounds. I started my weight loss journey in October 2010 at 177. Right now I weigh 149.5. As I said in my New Years reflection post I did not lose any weight this past year and actually put on some pounds. I do not want this to become a trend so I am going to focus on getting myself back on track.
Sorry the picture is not that great. I took it with my phone I will use my camera next week.
I decided, to get back on track, I need to return to the basics.
The basics for me include:
- Food journaling using My Fitness Pal.
- Measuring my food.
- Creating and implementing an exercise schedule.
- Stepping on the scale once a week.
- Follow my real food and clean eating guidelines.
In future posts I will get more in-depth about my plans, triumphs, and struggles but for now I just wanted to get the weigh in started.
If you are interested in joining me in a weekly weigh in please do. Type your starting weight (SW), goal weight (GW), current weight (CW), and pounds loss (PL) in the comments below.
I hope you decide to join because I think it would be great for all of us to support one another and share our experiences. Have a productive week!