Hi there folks!
Two weeks have gone by since I started my diet and I'm at about the same loss as I was at day two when I last blogged.
Pathetic, I know.
But not really. You see, I have been trying to lose weight and watch what I eat, but I have been encountering eating and working out obstacles that I have been working through. For some reason, it is just taking me longer to get going and to hold onto my focus.
So, although I have not lost a significant amount of weight, I have gained more knowledge on what will and will not work for me for where I'm at in my life right now.
What have I learned you ask?
Well, I've learned that "winging it" at the family birthday party will not work in the whole scheme of weight loss. Key lime pie, home made lemon bars and chips really do add up. Actually, this something that I already knew, but just needed to be reminded of.
When it comes to social eating...at this point in the game, I just can't trust myself to be let loose at the local picnic without a plan. Those home made chocolate chip cookies and scotcheroos...no matter how small they're cut, are just too tempting. And, in the end, just add up to be too many calories.
Another thing I've learned.... I won't hit that two pound a week weight loss average unless I'm working out. You see...for various reasons, I did not work out last week. I counted calories and for the most part maintained...but for the results that I want to see...I need to be hitting the gym with more consistency and fervor.
As I recall, losing weight and looking great aren't for the faint of heart. But if my memory serves me right, it can be done by doing the little steps. Starting out with short runs. Weight lifting on lighter weights until I can do things that are more challenging. Writing down my calories even if I'm embarrassed by what I ate.
And most of all, not giving up because of my mistakes but instead learning from them.
Oh, and then there's that new little difference. I can't get to the computer every day or apparently every week for that matter to write about my progress. But I do have my home made journal which is what I have always successfully used in the past.
Well, I hope you are all enjoying the summer thus far!