Friday, June 6, 2008

one year ago

So last year I was 20 lbs heavier. Not a huge loss compared to some of you I know. And I'd be lying if I said I was happy with the timing. I fully expected to be at goal by last september or something. But summers are much better for me weight loss wise than winters. Basically all winter I maintained, and only lost in the summer. At least it's summer now!

So guys I'm only 5 lbs away from my goal! (of course I'm just going to reassess when I get there). My big time goal where I said I'd treat myself with a full lulu outfit. Just 5 lbs (and 0.6).

I sort of got nervous for maintaining today though. Not really. I know I can do it, (I've done it since September right?). the problem is I realized I'm going to have to be this strict with myself forever to maintain. Harsh. I've been maintaining, when I was trying to lose. So I have to do the same amount of work - indefinately. Not so bad I suppose. It's not like i'm eating things I dont' like or anything. And I will let myself have weekly or so cheats. I guess it's not so bad. I do like the working out thing.

It's funny how the past week it's just clicked what I have to do to actually start LOSING again. Oh yeah, stop eating after an appropriate amount of food. Not when you usually stop eating. Do not eat the candy on the cupboard (it's not there for the last couple weeks anyway, ha!). Leave the mini muffins in the freezer, any you take out you'll eat. Eat watermelon nonstop!

Fibre has been my friend lately as well I think. Fibre helps keep you full longer so drinking my tea with benefibre nonstop has definately helped.

I'm just rambling because I don't want to work. It's friday! But I know I'm going to bill today for this memo so I want to have something to show for it.

7 comments:

tash said...

You are sooo close to goal it is amazing! There's nothing wrong with having to work hard to stay at goal - nothing worth having is ever easy . . blah blah blah . . .just think you are probably gonna live longer than anyone you know - and I know how competitive you are ;)

Jen said...

I agree, you are SOOOO close, I don't think you are going to have many problems now (ESPECIALLY because the summer seems to be easier!)...

I have found that I have been doing the "distraction" thing lately as well...and even let myself get quite hungry before I eat anything...I KNOW I am not depriving myself of anything, but I find I am eating WAY less snacks now (something I usually do when I am bored) and I am not starving all the time (probably because I am eating less processed crap as well)....

But I also do the "counting" thing...like if I want candy or chips, I measure it out and then I count each one as I eat it...and say a serving of chips is 33 chips...well that sounds like a LOT so I might even stop eating after 10 because well, my craving is done and I don't want to just mindlessly eat...it's weird, and I don't think I am explaining it right...thank goodness it's Friday...I have been SO bored this afternoon with a desk full of things to do...

P.O.M. said...

20 is a great accomplishment!!! And only 5 to go? I've been stuck there for a while, but I think I'm gettin' over the hump now (thanks to getting dumped, I think). But hey, whatever it takes, right? ha ha.

Angie All The Way said...

I can totally relate to the feeling of "trying to lose" and maintaining instead. 5 lbs at your weight make you earn every single 0.1 (like you don't know, right) and you've got what it takes to hold out and get there. Actually, I don't even think that you have it in you NOT to get there, but the feeling of frustration and defeat has to poke out sometimes.

Hey CRAZY, but Jimmy Smith commented on my blog about the fat loss post I did the other day and wants me to interview him about the low car v. high carb stuff! crazy eh!

thenewsarahsundae said...

Woohoo! Close to goal is awesome. I'm no where near that, but you're motivating me!! My body never wants to get rid of any fat so it takes me a long time to drop weight. But 20 pounds is awesome!

ashley said...

20 pounds is a huge accomplishment! You deserve that outfit!

MizFit said...

amen on the fiber as friend (ch ch ch chia) and thats a BIG LOSS because it's YOUR LOSS.

youre thisclose.

and most importantly youre having fun while doing it!