Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Weight Loss Wednesday

My friend Alexis who is the author of Life by Lexis started a weekly themed blog post Weight Loss Wednesday.  I'm sure her intention wasn't for bloggers to jump on the wagon and link up their own Weight Loss Wednesday posts to her blog but that's exactly what I am going to do!

Like Lex, I have a wedding coming up on September 30th which I was asked to stand up as a bridesmaid for my best friend Chelsea.  I joined my local YMCA in January to try and slim down for the wedding.  I was working out regularly until summer hit and I started making excuses for why I couldn't go to the gym.  I didn't make up for not going to the gym by being active at home.  Little to no activity coupled with reverting back to my old eating habits (whatever I want, whenever I want, and however much I want) led me to more than likely putting the few (5) pounds I had lost back on.  I say more than likely because I haven't been on the scale for a few weeks now because I was afraid of the number I would see.

It saddens me to think that had I stuck with the workouts and eating better since January I could be at or very close to my goal weight and feeling much more confident about myself and my body.  But I can't change the past so I am just going to focus on what I can do from here on out.  It's a new month and a new day so I am going to start TODAY!

Lex and I actually "met" online through the weight loss community Sparkpeople.com which is an awesome place for support, and tools to help you succeed with weight loss.  I'll post more about this awesome website another time but if you're a member of the site already or join and want to be friends my user name is COUNTRYSTRONG21.

Starting today, Wednesday August 1st, I am going to commit myself to posting a weekly Weight Loss Wednesday post for the next eight weeks, maybe nine as Chelsea's wedding is on the Sunday following what will be the eighth post.

I am going to follow the same format Lex is using which looks like this...

Start Date: 8/1/2012
Today’s Date: 8/1/2012
Weight lost: 0 lbs

Week Successes: Coming to the realization that I need to let my brain catch up to my stomach instead of shoveling more food than I really need into my mouth.

Week Struggles: Fair food!  The Wisconsin Valley Fair is going on July 31st through August 5th and you know that means lots of deep fried goodness food.

Lessons Learned: Slow down when eating!

Goals for Next Week: Track everything I eat and do for activity using Spark.

Be sure to check out Lex's Weight Loss Wednesday post from today!

I promise not all Weight Loss Wednesday posts will be so long but I wanted to give you a little background to why I'm doing this.

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