Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Disheartened But Resolute

Two weeks ago I started exercising and watching my eating in earnest. I was so excited because I lost about 3 pounds. Last week was a bust for several reasons. I felt bad and overslept, consequently didn’t exercise most days, and ate too much…And gained all the 3 pounds back. Sigh.

Well, this week is a new beginning. I absolutely have to lost 15 pounds in the next few months, for several reasons. I hoped to have it done by mid-August but that’s not happening, barring a hunger strike. *L* I know I’ll lose it slowly because I don’t diet. I’ve slid into bad lifestyle habits after several years of practicing good ones, and so my goal is not to diet per se as much as it is to regain a healthful lifestyle. I know I’ve posted about it before, but I’m serious this time.

As proof of seriousness, I’m going to post updates here…Not because I think any of you give a rip, but for the accountability. If I have to tell the world how I’ve done each week, maybe it will be more of an incentive to keep on the straight and narrow. Each Monday I’ll just post a general update on whether I’ve met my goals or not. The goals being, exercise 5X, drink at least 2 quarts of water daily, eat only when I’m hungry and only till I’m full, and major on fresh raw fruits and veggies. I’m not going to be legalistic, I just want to generally stay within those guidelines as I develop good habits again.

If anyone cares to join me, leave a comment!


Rebecca said...

Well, I am wishing you all the best. The goals you have selected are great, especially the fruits and vegetables. (I have, in my healthier spells, used the guideline of each meal being half fruits and vegetables, always including something raw.)

Yeah, I'll be here. I only need to lose about 5 pounds, but I haven't been eating as healthily as I could, so I will be inspired. :)

Leah said...

I'm in! I can't do it for weight loss reasons til after the baby comes, but I can use the accountability for excercise and overall healthier eating habits.

Hey, how about a prize for the person who loses the most weight in one day? I bet I'll win, hands down, around September 4th.:)

My Boaz's Ruth said...

OOh! September 4th is my birthday.

I'm in with you.

i've been trying to lose for a few weeks and not being very good. I want to get down to 140. Last I weighed, I was 192...

Skye said...

Hey Stephanie!

I feel for you. I'm trying to lose a good 10-15 pounds as well. We recently joined a gym, where I discovered that my body age (as compared to my chronological age of 24) is 33! :P Oy. (My very fit husband, on the other hand, has a body age of 18!)

I've recently become a lot more motivated to work towards a healthy heart, a fit body, and hopefully to shed some unwanted pounds.

You might try adding lifting some free weights to your exercise routine. Lifting weights tones and gives you nice lean muscles, as well as boosts your metabolism. Remember that it doesn't take much.

Here's to eating until full and exercising consistently!