My weight loss weigh in for 1/23/2012 to 2/26/2012.
Weight Loss Reset
I’ve been struggling with my weight loss motivation lately (starting with the holidays). I’ve not been really committed to losing weight or getting fit, and have been halfheartedly going through the motions. I want to be fit and I want to be comfortable wearing shorts this summer, but the drive to stick to an eating plan and an exercise plan has been missing.
So, I decided to take a mental hiatus from the weight loss effort. This past month I haven’t been watching my eating habits or exercising. Mostly I did this in an effort to jump start my motivation again. But partly I’ve been feeling guilty that you may think Nutrisystem doesn’t work if you look to my results as an example. And that’s not fair to Nutrisystem. When I follow the plan, I average 3.5 lbs lost per week. That is awesome! I just haven’t been sticking to the plan very well – that whole missing motivation thing.
You’d think that I’d just suck it up and stick to the program until I lost the weight. At 3.5 pounds per week, I would see significant changes in just a few weeks. But I haven’t. And I can suppose till the cows come home about why I haven’t just done it already. But it doesn’t really matter. What matters is what am I going to do going forward?
At 3 lbs per week, it will take me 7 weeks to lose 21 pounds. And I really want to lose that much at a minimum before shorts season. We are already at the end of February. Seven weeks puts me dangerously close to the beginning of May before I lose that first 20 pounds – and I have 70 to lose to reach my goal weight.
What does all this mean? I don’t have time to indulge myself in missing motivation! So here’s what I’m going to do.
- I am going to follow the Nutrisystem plan.
- I am going to run 3 days a week in training for the 5K in April.
- I am going to kick myself in the butt and get this weight off!!
Weight Loss Results
- Gained 4.0 pounds.
- Total weight loss to date – 4.6 pounds.
- First goal 10 pounds (5.4 lbs to go).
Week’s Weight Loss Goals
My goals for this week include:
- run 3 times,
- drink 64oz of water every day, and
- drink no alcohol.
Weight Loss Motivation
Finishing the Frank Shorter Race 4 Kid’s Health 5K race scheduled for April 15th and the back fat that I saw in the sideview mirror this week.
What do you do to stay motivated?
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