I'm beginning to sound like a broken record. Once again, I haven't been paying as close attention to my eating habits as I should. Therefore, there's not much change in my results.
• FOOD •
|It's been about 2 months since I quit logging my food. Not surprisingly, I haven't lost much weight since then. Starting today I'm going to log my food again. I reset my goals & my daily calorie intake should be around 1430.|
• EXERCISE •Once again, most of my exercise has come in the form of yard work. I just don't see results, though. Some how 2/3/4 hours of pulling weeds, moving rock & planting seeds doesn't produce the same results as busting my butt on the elliptical for 45 minutes.
|I ran only 5 days this last 3 weeks.|
|I ran 2 miles on National Running Day.|
|I walked a colorful 5K with friends & family.|
• RESULTS •
|For about the last month and a half I've been fluctuated between the same 2 pounds.|
Week 1: Starting Weight
Week 3: -5.2
Week 6: -3.4
Week 9: -0.4
Week 12: -2.0
Week 15: -4.8
Week 18: -0.6
Week 21: -0.8
Week 24: +0.4
Total: -16.8 pounds
I have mixed feelings about the 0.4 gain. I've been fluctuating up & down a bit. It just so happens today I'm not on the lower end. I know I haven't been putting in the effort I should, so I don't expect great results. I am happy to be down 16+ pounds, though, and have been keeping it off.
I only wish that since I'm not drinking near the amount of soda I used to that the weight would disappear a little quicker. Hopefully, though, slow & steady wins the race. The pounds didn't come on overnight, so I guess it makes sense that it will take them awhile to go away.
My new goal is to lose a total of 30 pounds. Losing the 16+ pounds encourages me to think I can actually do it. I don't have an exact date in mind. But, it would be nice if it happened sometime between Halloween & Thanksgiving. If I could manage to keep the weight off over the holidays, then I will have lost 30 pounds in 1 year. The thought of that excites me a lot!