Today marks the start of my lifestyle change. Which means that yesterday was the cheat day of all cheat days. We said goodbye to 2013 with White Spot burgers and a giant piece of chocolate cake (go big or go home, right?)
I was humming and hawing about if I will post my starting weight or if I would just post the loss/gain each week. I'm putting myself out there so much already by blog-dieting so I may as well do that extra step and post my (not-so) magic number. It will help me feel more accountable as well.
I'm a bit nervous to begin this journey but I have such a supportive network. My husband, family and friends are all an amazing support network. I know they are behind me 100% of the way.
My biggest reason that diets and me don't get along is because I'm an "all or nothing" kind of person. If I start a diet today and have a slip tomorrow at lunch, it's a good chance I'll forfeit the diet until the next week or month. I need to remember that I am only human and it's not the end of the world (or diet in this case) I should take things meal to meal, or even bite to bite, instead of by day to day.
I am looking forward to all the hard work and effort coming up - and for the rewards. I am excited to see results. And I'm thrilled to get back into running.
Week 1 :
Lifetime highest weight - 248lbs (08/2009)
Adult lowest weight - 160lbs (11/2011)
Starting weight - 212lbs (01/2014)
Current weight - 212lbs
My goal for next week? 205lbs. Normally I wouldn't aim for 7lbs loss in one week but since it's the first week, I know I'll lose water weight from the change of diet and increased exercise.
To quote a very smart train, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..."
(Also, I'll get a photo up in the next couple days hopefully!)