I want to make it to 100 pounds loss by Thanksgiving.
I figure what better thing int he world to be thankful for that for losing 100 pounds, right?!
So I figured out today that there are 18 Saturdays (WI days) until Thanksgiving and I have 17 pounds to go to get to a total of 100 pounds lost. So I figured this might be a great way to get me motivated again into losing on a consistent basis.
That's only 1 pound a week. Which is healthy weight loss. And totally reasonable.
So I'm going to start a chart over to the right on my blog showing my progress and I'll log into it each Saturday showing my progress. This way I can keep it in front of me and in the front of my mind and know exactly how I'm doing at any given point.
Here's how I'm going to do it.
- Well balanced diet (protein, fiber, dairy, oils, fruits, veggies).
- Smaller portions (carefully watch and measure everything).
- Indulgences are okay, but over-indulgences are NOT!
- Exercise 5 days a week (biking, walking and maybe running if I can find the motivation again).
- Accountability (tell everyone I know I'm on this challenge so I'm accountable to EVERYONE!!!).
Oh, by the way, I gained 1.8 pounds today at WI. :(
I know what happened. I didn't exercise. I only exercised one day this past week. I'm at the point in my weight loss journey that diet alone will not cut it any more. I only have 40 more pounds to go. The first 85 pounds were easy. Well, in perspective, I've had to do very little exercise to get this far. It's mostly been dieting. And I've had plenty of indulgences and over indulgences over the past 14 months. But I know if I don't start taking my weight loss more seriously, I won't lose the rest of it.
So this is what I'm dong right now to make a difference. Change course. And get me half of the way closer to my ultimate goal weight.
Hey, would anyone out there like to join me on my 18 Pounds in 18 Weeks Challenge??
I could post your progress on here or link to your blog with your progress updates each week. Leave me a note if you want to do it with me.
We can do it together. The more accountability we have, the more likely the goal will be achieved. I know it.