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Archive for July, 2014

Creating a plan

I weighed this morning and was totally appalled at the numbers. Are you ready for this: 163. So, it is time to make a plan to lose 20 lbs. Yes, my goal is to hit 140 by Halloween. So that breaks down to about 7 lbs per month, and about 2 lbs per week. Not impossible, but challenging. Now, as for my plan to lose the weight…it includes 5 simple steps.

1. Drink water, and lots of it! Cut out my beloved carbonated beverages, lemonade, and other sweet juices. Drink at least 1 gallon of water very dat.
2. Severely limit breads and dairy. This one is particularly hard for me. I love cheese, and yogurt, and bread. Or I love bread. But they fill you up with starches, carbs, and sugars Harvard’s really good for you.
3. Stop with the chocolates. Self-control is key here.
4. Get that heart pumping. 30-60 minutes of exercise 4 days a week. That’s cardio and aerobic, and sweating exercises.
5. Check In once a week. That includes weighing once a week, and writing about it here.

Alrighty, so there’s my plan, and I’ve got three short months to get it done in. Change is key here, and I’ve gained 10 lbs too much in the past 3 months and its just gotta go!

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What went wrong?

I woke up this morning and on a whim decided to weigh myself. I don’t weigh myself every day. I think it’s obsessive and actually detrimental to weigh yourself every day. Thatvisnt really my point here, though. My point is that the scale showed a number that I had long ago told myself I would never cross again. Are you ready for some personal information here? The scale showed that I weighed at…here goes nothing…162. Ach!

Now, I’m sure that there are tons of people in the world who dream of such a number. However, two months ago I was right around 155 lbs. So, what on earth happened that I’ve gained (ooh, that sounds like a four letter word!) 7 whole pounds in such a short amount of time?

In this particular instance, there is a very simple explanation. I ate tons of breads and carbs, and the week of and after my sister’s wedding I didn’t go running because I was just so exhausted. So, if you eat like a fat person, and don’t exercise, you’re gonna gain weight.

However, having an explanation for the results don’t make it anymore comforting. I’ve lost the weight before, I know that I can do it again, but it’s going to take a lot of self-control and will power.

Do I have any other reader who is brave enough to share their personal story?

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