Countdown to Goal #1 (20 pounds in 90 days)

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January 29th is my 90 day mark, and I’m well on track to meet my goal of 20 pounds in 90 days (268)!

Today is “weigh day” and I was 269.8.  I was so hoping and ecstatic to see the 260’s again!  It’s been 3 years, and the last time in 2010 was just fleeting.  It didn’t stay off long, but that time I was using shake meal replacements.  The weight came off but I was unable to adjust to regular food and unfortunately, I gained it all back.

Three months ago, I promised my doctor I would start Weight Watchers, today was my follow up appointment, she was very pleased with my weight loss and my lab work.  I have another appointment set up in 3 months, for added accountability. I’m also taking part in the Sprint to May Challenge.  My STMC goal is to hit 250 before May 1st.  I’m finding more motivational blogs through the STMC tags.  I love reading about how everyone plans to attack this weight “bitch”!

This week my concentration has been on food (hasn’t it always)!  I’ve been preparing food for the week for quick lunches and dinners, having fresh vegetable soup in the refrigerator, and fresh fruit and veggies all peeled, cut up and ready to go.  My fruit bowl has bananas and apples, and there is melon in the fridge.  I’m trying to round out my food better, using the weight watcher check off boxes, to make sure I get fruits, veggies, and a bit of dairy in, and I’m not eating 36 points of crap.  I’m working in exercise on each day off, since at work, my walking is incorporated right into the job.  I’ve started the “Daily Burn” online exercise class- at least for a month. I like it, my daughter (24 y.o.)  loves it.  It’s easy for the True Beginner which I appreciate, as Jillian nearly killed me!  Once I get some weight off I can start shopping around and experimenting, but for now, it’s walking and True Beginner – Daily Burn.

I went back and reviewed what my challenges were three months ago.  One of my biggest challenges was wanting to stop for food every night on the way home from work.  I haven’t done this once since Oct. 29th, and I really don’t miss it.  It must be eating better food that helps me pass this up, because the temptation before this three months was so strong, it was hard to not stop.  This is probably saving me about 4500 calories a week.

Not getting enough fruits and vegetables in was hard, but now, I have so much in the house, and with such low point values, I’m tempted to grab those choices first.  I spend more time up in the “office”, less time with hubby unfortunately, but the TV (and therefore hubby) are close to the kitchen, and the ads make me crave everything fast food!  So, I watch a bit, and retreat to my safe place.  Away from the food.

New challenges:

  • still learning to cook and I’m not very good at it.
  • wimping out with exercises sometimes- I know i could do better, but I still can’t wait until it’s over.
  • occasional, evil, strong, craving both for the socialization and for the taste of eating out.

Let’s GO!  Thanks for reading.

About anonymousfatlady

Kind mannered Morbidly Obese Female, on a journey to better health. Over 150 pounds to lose. Help Wanted!
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5 Responses to Countdown to Goal #1 (20 pounds in 90 days)

  1. I love your spirit. You’re so committed, more than quite a few of us. It’s so contagious. You make me want to go run a mile right this minute! Please keep this up. 🙂

    As for your goals, CONGRATULATIONS on getting to the 260s! What an achievement that is! WOW! 🙂 I’m confident that you reach your goal of 250 before May. I can’t wait to read about it when you get there.

    I like your challenges, well not that you HAVE them, but that you’re working to change them within the next 3 months. Your progress from October until now is inspiring. Good job! I should probably make a list of challenges I want to conquer within 3 months. I know for sure that exercising is still my biggest hurdle. I, too, look forward to the moment I finish. *sigh*..

    Anyway, thank you for sharing this with us. You’re truly amazing! 🙂

  2. alyssaamato says:

    Congratulations!
    Making this life change is hard work but you are DOING it! I myself am on a similar journey and I know I struggle with eating right and the exercise portion as well but as they say:

    No Matter How You Feel
    Get Up
    Dress Up
    Show Up &
    Never Give Up!

    Keep up the good work!
    All the best!

  3. weight2lose2013 says:

    No Matter How You Feel
    Get Up
    Dress Up
    Show Up &
    Never Give Up!

    These are words to live by, especially “never give up”. There will be up and down days, but never give up.

  4. I love to see you speak so clearly about what your challenges are! It means that you are aware of them and awareness helps us stay accountable to what we do!

    Congrats on being in the 260’s! You should be proud of yourself!

    Looking forward to the rest of your journey!

    ~Jenn

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