Day 4 being back on track, and I had my mid-week check-in this morning

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I am down 8.2 lbs since Sunday!!! 

Please note this loss is due to the first week back on low carb along with suspected water weight. 

Nonetheless I am super excited with the progress I’ve made!!! When I jumped on the scale last weekend and saw 269 I was quite literally a bit shocked. It was extremely jarring. Being back down to 260.8 feels much better, and gives me a lot of motivation to keep going! 

Little upset that I overslept this morning, and did not have a chance to take my morning walk or do my morning meditation. Now it’s evening, but so far I haven’t talked myself into walking yet. 

Despite being a little discouraged about my motivation, I’m really trying to continue focusing on the positive. So far cals/carbs are better than yesterday, protein is good, and oh, yah– I lost 8.2lbs in 4 Days!!! 

Now I just have to be consistent and get back to walking, and also finally start adding my videos and weights in. Also within the next week, I believe I start adding my elliptical in too. Very short intervals at first, as it kills me and I’m super out of shape. But I’ll build up. 

Consistency is key!!!! 

Day 3 – Getting my groove back 

It’s my third day being back on track with my eating and exercise and I am feeling great! 

Today I was ever so slightly over the calorie goal I set for myself (1436 vs 1400) but I was only at 30 carbs for the day (goal was 40, as I’m working my way back down to 20) and I had 129g protein 🙂 i also not only did my planned morning walk, I threw in an evening walk too! 

So I walked over 2 miles outside today, burning over 500 cals (approx/allegedly). 

Oh! I also blew away the small step goal I set for myself, as I’m trying to work back up there as well. Goal was 4000 steps, so far I’m over 6500. 

I also did my morning meditation with affirmation and I will get my evening meditation in before bed. 

Tomorrow is my mid-week, make sure I’m on track weigh-in. Goal for this week was only to lose 1lb, as I knew I wouldn’t be 100% on point yet. I’ve already lost that in water weight, so feeling pretty good about Sunday’s official weigh in. 

All in all I’m really feeling very positive about my progress and life in general. I think my change in attitude and actively working to be kinder to myself is really, really making a huge difference. 

I can’t wait to start seeing results again! 

Day 2 Back On Track

The day is not over yet, and I did not hit every goal, but I’m considering today a success! 

Part of what I’m learning from my life coach is to focus on the positive and what I did right, and let go of beating myself up and ruminating over my flaws. 

Today I got up early and meditated, like I wanted to. I then fell back asleep, so I missed my am walk, but I learned a lesson that I need to get up and walk first, and then meditate, once I’m more awake!

Today I am so far under my calorie goal, and I’m working hard to not eat anything else this evening. 

Today I did take my evening walk with the puppy, as planned. 

Today was a good day. 

Carbs are not on point yet, but much lower than yesterday. Protein was good, though! 

Water is something I knew I needed to work on, so that’s why I decided to include it on my daily goals. I only had 32oz of water today, but, I can have at least 8oz more tonight. But, I am working on it, tracking it, and I will do better. 

This was also my first day back to work after my staycation last week. Given that, I’m even happier with the good choices and progress I made today. 

I’m feeling good about my mindset, which is the biggest struggle in my opinion. 

I also am super pumped that I’m adjusting my focus and my thoughts. I’m actively working on replacing all the negative self talk with learning to be kinder to myself. I’m on a journey of learning to love myself- mind, body, and spirit. 

This is so new to me, but I think it’s going to make all the difference. I think loving myself has been the missing link all this time. Taking care of your health and body are acts of self-love. 

I was so self-loathing, it’s no wonder I couldn’t sustain change. I was working on one aspect, while ignoring the giant mountain in my way. 

I’m a little nervous about my journey, but I’m really excited to see how far I can go. 

Day 1- it got real

Stayed up until 3a last night writing down my daily goals for the next few weeks. 

Getting progressively harder day by day, building up a little more each day. 

Plan is very realistic– first week, goal is to lose 1 lb. I am reducing carbs daily, until I get back down to 20. Reducing cals slowly, until I get back down to 1200. I’m slowly increasing activity and doing a video and walk daily. 

A new facet of my plan is meditation, both in the morning and evening. My life coach gave me customized affirmations, 2 pages of them, and I have picked one per day to focus on. I’m starting slow, meditating for 2 min in the am and pm, and focusing on that day’s affirmation. I will increase to meditation for 10-15 min. 

I’m really refocusing whole heartedly, mind and body. 

I also started adding positive sayings to start each day– fitness motivation, inspiration, etc. Missed the first couple days, but I’m really trying to start each day off on the right foot and continue to be positive and mindful throughout the day. 

This is not going to be easy. I really struggle with food and consistency. But, I absolutely have to do this. I’m determined to stay focused and consistent and I know I’ll see results. 

I’m trying to be very realistic in my goals, and accept that it’s going to take time. I’m not going to lose massive amounts of weight overnight. I’m going to lose slowly, but that’s ok. I need to lose and keep the weight off, instead of this dramatic yo-yo. 

Weighed this morning, for a baseline of Day 1 being back on track: 269.0. 

By next Sunday, my goal is to have lost 1 lb. More importantly, my goals are to hit every daily goal, and get back to being consistent. Log my food, workout, and keep moving! 

Oh– I also listed a place to mark a success every single day– what is something I did right that day? Really trying to change my way of thinking, and learn to be kind to myself. Wish me luck!!! 

Hello! I’m back :-)

Well, it’s been quite awhile since I posted. I’ve been thru ups and downs — both on the scale and off. 

So here’s a brief synopsis of where I am: 

Started seeing a life coach 2-3 weeks ago. She focuses on the here and now, not lamenting the past, which Ive dealt with as much as I care to via traditional therapy. Next appt is Saturday and she’ll be giving me affirmations. Not entirely sure how I’ll use them or incorporate them into my day yet, but will figure that out when I get there. Second session we rated 6 key areas of life, in that moment, and based on my responses she’s coming up with the affirmations. 

Weight wise, I regained about 25 lbs. I relost some of that, and now I’m probably regaining some, being on vacation (staycation) this week. 

I set a list of June goals, which I’ve altogether abandoned. Bought a new planner, which starts in July, and amped up to restart. I was doing well when physically writing down goals and my actual accomplishments and progress. 

That’s the short round up. Planning to start posting more often again, to help keep me engaged and on track.