Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Last fall, I talked to my doctor about weight loss. I had been going to the gym, had a personal trainer who was kicking my butt and still wasn't losing weight. So, he asked me if I was interested in an appetite suppressant. uh, yes please. So, I started taking that and at the same time started a new job clear across on the other side of town. My hours were 10-7. Great for traffic, horrible for just about anything else. So, I ate breakfast on the way to work, had a late lunch and then headed home and went to bed. Needless to say.. I lost about 20 lbs without any effort. I wasn't working out, I just wasn't eating much.
By the time I was ready to start working out again it was the new year and the gym was PACKED in the evenings because of course EVERYBODY is starting out the new year healthy! So, didn't work out. The pills stopped working, and my hours changed at work. The weight came back within six months.
I'm blessed that DH has a great career and I was able to quit my job. I slowly started working out again, but still wasn't seeing the results. At this time I will confess fully that I was cutting things out of my diet, but wasn't tracking my food intake.. I know... I KNOW. Everybody says "keep a food journal, #1 rule of weight loss" (boo, hiss!) I thought working my tail off would be enough... but alas.. no. insert curse word.
So, I was challenged (please read forced) by our SA team leader Lillie to track food and MAKE IT VIEWABLE!!!! Wouldn't you know... I started really paying attention to what I ate and had to consider... Do I really want to have to write this down for everyone to see???? AMAZINGLY ENOUGH I finally started seeing results... so.
THANK YOU LILLIE!!!!!
I went back and found my weight from January 1, 2010... it was 222.2 I'm about 4-5 lbs heavier than that. I'd like to start the new year the same or a little bit lighter than last year. I'd love to be out of the 220's.
So, here's to the next few weeks and watching what I eat and keeping up with my exercise.
And here's to STICKING WITH IT!!!!