There's officially 30 pounds less of me now!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Weigh-in this morning put me at 30 pounds down!!! I could sit here and say its been easy, but it hasn't. There have been so many days when I had to push myself to get up and move. And there were at least a half dozen occasions when I wanted nothing as much as I wanted a Quarter Pounder with cheese and a chocolate milkshake!
But I DID make myself get up and move. And I DID go to McDonalds, but I left with a Grilled Chicken Southwest Salad instead of that greasy, addictive burger and opted for water instead of a milkshake. Now don't get me wrong, there were days where I skipped a workout, or shortened it, or just didn't give as much to it as I should have. And there were a few times when I got french fries for my kids and had one of them, just for the taste.
You see, I'm doing all of this for a very good reason. I'm doing this because I honestly believe I'm worth it! I'm going to change my life. I'm going to be healthy and fit. I'm going to continue to push myself to move and I'm going to continue to forgo burgers and milkshakes. And along the way, I'm going to push myself into smaller clothes and airplane seats. I'm going to forgo heart disease and dying before I get to see my grandchildren and great grandchildren! I WILL succeed because I'M WORTH IT!!
I have my first weightloss mini goal set as 264 lbs by the end of June (EDIT: this is the wrong date. Its 264 by Aug. 1st). Its very doable. All I have to do is stay on track and not give up on myself. It works out to around 2 lbs a week. I can do this! What are your mini goals? Is it something unattainable that's going to leave you depressed and hating yourself? Or is it within reach, as long as you put forth the work and the effort?
In order to keep myself on track, even on those days when I don't want to move, I track my food religiously. I think the food tracker is by far the BEST tool on this website. As anyone who has visited my page knows, my nutrition and fitness trackers are public. I think this is important. It makes you accountable to a whole community of people who are supporting you, rather than just being accountable to yourself. You can't sneak an ice cream cone if everyone else can see it. Now, I know what you're thinking. "All I have to do is lie and not record the ice cream." If that's truly how you feel, maybe you aren't ready for this journey. You aren't just being dishonest with a faceless internet community, you're being dishonest with yourself. And that will only lead to failure.
I'm not saying that I'm giving 100% every minute of every day. But I AM giving 100% more days than I used to. If we all just gave a little more and were a little more honest about our commitment, can you imagine what we'd be capable of?
The sky's the limit people! Push yourself. Be honest about your habits. Do your ABSOLUTE BEST at pushing yourself and being honest about your habits! And maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you honestly believe that you're worth it too!
Challenge yourself this week and do an extra 10 minutes of cardio at least twice. Are YOU worth it?
Have a great night everyone!