I am so happy that I decided to post my weight every week. While I don’t want weight to be the only reason I eat healthy and exercise I find it to be a great way to hold myself accountable. Also, I am luvin everyone that has decided to support and/or join in on this effort – just so you know you can join in at anytime! Besides writing this blog, I always went at losing weight solo so it is nice that I now have a community of people just like me working towards the same goal.
I will probably say this every week but posting our weight is for accountability purposes only. It is to measure our progress as we put healthy habits into place. This is not a competition! My hope is that you will be inspired and motivated as you post your weight and view others each week. This is not to keep track of who can lose the most weight and in a certain amount of time. Personally, I hate weight loss competitions. I feel it makes us focus on what we can do to beat out another person instead of what can we do to be the best version of ourselves.
Let’s get to our weigh in. At this point in our journey, numbers don’t lie. Sure someday if I decide to be a body builder or acquire a lot of muscle the number on the scale might be off. However, those things I am not, so for now the number on the scale is telling me the truth – fortunately or unfortunately.
This week I am weighing in at 148 lbs – down 1.5 pounds. Here are my stats:
Total WL: 29 lbs
How do I feel about that? Good but also meh. Sure, my weight went down and my goal is not to lose more than 2 pounds in a week anyway but I know I did not focus as much as I could have. I feel that my weight loss is more the result of me not eating an abundance of Christmas cookies rather than me focusing and being disciplined about my actions. I was definitely intentional about my food and did a good job planning ahead of time and not eating past 7pm. However, I did not follow through on my food journal everyday so I know extra mindless calories were sneaking in. Also, for some reason I can not rally around working out. I got on my treadmill twice but my goal is to exercise at least 4 times a week. So overall I am happy but I know I can do better.
Moving forward into this week I am going to place laser focus on getting onto my treadmill 4 times. I feel good about my menu plan so I am not too worried about the food but I need to get this exercise thing under control.
So there are my triumphs, challenges, and goals moving forward. What about you? Enter your stats and please feel free to let us know how your week went.