Life adventures through weight loss/maintenance

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A New Journey

So welcome to my blog. Here I am going to chronicle my journey of trying to lose that last 10 lbs and maintaining it. My plan is to keep a daily journal of all that I've eaten that day, though writing and through photos of what I've eaten. I hope that this will be a better help in keeping me accountable and making healthier choices. I am also going to keep track of the physical activity that i do each and every day here. I am going to be daring and start this blog on a Friday. . . . Yes that's right a Friday, the last day of most peoples diets, cuz when the weekend comes the healthy eating all goes down the toilet and the unhealthy choices and portions are too hard to resist.

Back in June 2008, I started eating healthier, smaller portions with healthy snacks between my meals. What i actually found was a meal plan, not a diet, but rather meal plan that was posted on a local boot camp website (sorry it is sadly no longer posted on there). The meal plan advertised lost 10lbs in 10 days. I was skeptical to say the least. I am 5'9 and at the time weighted about 195lbs. I had tried fad diet pills to suppress your appetite, I tried eating less, but those didn't work. So when i started this meal plan I expected the same results, nothing. Day one, day two, day three, I was down 3 lbs. I didn't believe it and thought that my scale must have been broken from lack of use prior to this meal plan. Day for, day five, down 5lbs, by day 10 I had lost the 10 lbs. I stopped the meal plan, and fully expected to put the weight back on once I resumed my old eating habits. . . . But I didn't put the weight back on. Over the next 8 months I did this meal plan 4 more times losing a total of 40lbs. HOWEVER, I was also going to my local community centre at least 3 times a week going for aerobics classes or working out on machines, lifting weights and doing sit ups. Summer 2009 came and I was down 40lbs and looking great. The weather was ok for summer, and my husband and I were finishing our basement (from scratch, studs drywall and all), and I didn't make it to the gym hardly at all. Over the summer I went up and down 5-8lbs.
So ideally I would love to lose 10lbs, and if I wanted to be greedy 15lbs.

. . . . . . . So . . . . . . this is my journey, join me, support me, follow me, and give me any and all feedback (constructive and positive).


1 comment:

  1. Kudos to you for starting on a Friday! You're so right. The weekends are my biggest downfall right now.



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