February 17, 2012

Weight Loss Update

So here we are on February 17th, a month and a half into my resolutions.  I think I've done a good job keeping all of them, actually.  I'm truly trying, and I think that's what counts - actually making an effort to achieve your goals.  Well, as of today, I've lost 25.6 pounds.  That leaves just 4.4 pounds to lose before March 1st.  Do you think I can do it?

It's not for lack of trying, I'll tell you that!  I'm trying not to get discouraged because I haven't lost any weight this week.  I haven't been able to work out outside at all, since it's been snowing then raining all week.  I have noticed that it's not as easy to lose the poundage as it was in the beginning, but I expected that.

I've read enough about weight loss to know that the first 10 pounds is water weight and then after that the true weight loss begins.  Did you know that one pound equals 3,500 calories?!  That's insane...but true.

 tempting you with their cheesy, bacony goodness...

When you start thinking about fat that way, you realize how much food you take in per day.  Those bacon cheese fries that you love so much are now the debbil because one order is 1,960 calories.  I used to devour a plate of those like it was nothing.  The cupcakes that you used to eat 2 or 3 of are now the enemy because they're about, if not over, 500 calories each.  Boooooo......


But, all in all, it's been worth it.  Clothes that I couldn't fit into before are now a bit too big.  Realizing you're starting to fit into your 'skinny clothes' is an excellent self esteem boost.  I do like that I have energy now.  I tend to fall asleep earlier since I've been so active that I wear myself out, but again, it's been worth it.

Wish me luck on these last 4.4 pounds, please.  After that, I still have about 20 more pounds to go, but the 30 pound mark is my first goal.  If I can do that, I think can knock out those last 20 too.