It’s been a while since I talked about my weight loss. Honestly? It’s because it really stalled this summer. It’s just one of those things, I guess – a lot of things tend to fall away during the summer, and for me, that just happened to be what it was.
That and those
pesky delicious white chocolate M&Ms I had to stop buying. Seriously, addicting.
Now that fall is on it’s way (thank goodness), I really want to get my momentum back. I got a good start on Saturday at my most recent weigh in, weighing in at 192.2, down a full pound from the previous week. I have a long, long way to go, and some big events on the horizon – we move in September, then in October we start my family’s holiday/birthday/anniversary season…we have 9 birthdays, our anniversary, and the holidays all crammed in from October to February. It’s a bit nuts.
Anyway, I’m really committing myself – I don’t want these upcoming events and stresses to hinder my progress. With that naturally comes some goals.
- Continue to hit my step goal each day. I’ve said it before and I’m sure this won’t be the last time I say it – my Fitbit really has changed my life, activity wise. I can’t say enough good things about it. It really helps me fit activity into my day, rather than thinking of activity as something outside my day that I have to work at. This is so much easier for me, and there are so many other people who are just as obsessed as me, which helps. Side note: I had to have my Fitbit replaced under warranty because the battery was going bad…so I bought a new one to use until my replacement came, then returned the new one when it arrived. #obsessed
- Continue tracking my food. I’ve been double-tracking my food for a while now (both WW and MFP), and it’s really helped me a lot. Both programs give such different information, and it really helps me get a clear picture of what I’m doing.
- No Soda. We’re in the middle of a no soda challenge at work, and I’ve really realized how much I don’t miss it! I did have a few sips of soda this past Sunday, but other than that I haven’t had any this month! Water, water, water!
- Do something active every day. Walks, workout videos, dancing around the room, using the Wii…anything. Until the move, I’m concentrating on my walking and going to the gym at work on my lunch break, but once we move and get everything settled, I’ll start looking for other ways to get it in.
- Aim for consistent losses. Every time I’ve put a number here, I haven’t made it, so it’s time to try without a number goal. As long as I consistently lose throughout the fall, I’ll be a happy camper.
What are your health and fitness goals? Will you be doing anything differently this fall?
Cutting out soda for me was the game changer. I never realized how drinking all that crap really affected me. I feel better all around and it really accelerated weight loss for me. I have also cut back on meats and eat more veggies. Not completely vegetarian but close to it. That has helped as well.
Keep up the good work! You can do it!
I have always been uncomfortable with myself and a few months ago I decided there is no time like the present and I was going to suck it up and start making changes. I (almost- Dr. Pepper is my favorite, and sometimes I just need one) stopped drinking soda, I started eating clean, and have been doing different workout programs. The latest one I started is called PiYo and I am in love. It really makes me look forward to working out, and the results are great.
I really should try to cut soda out of my diet but I just love the caffeine in it so much lol. I’m not a coffee drinker so that’s how I get my caffeine lol. I just got a fitbit this week and I am SO in love with it!!
These are great goals!! I drink seltzer water instead of soda bc I was a huge diet coke addict for years but I still need the feeling of the can and bubbles! Keeping a food diary is also a big help to me too- it helps to really see what you’re eating each day.
I feel you about summer making things slower. I mean i’ve always lost weight slow but the last 2 months really feel like things are just moving at a snails pace. I think fall/winter will actually be easier. No ice cream, cooler weather for working out, no bbq/picnic/camping trips, etc! I’m with you no numbers just steady loss and steady working out!
Good job on creating goals!! The summer is always such a hard time for weight loss. I’ve stopped and started Whole 30 maybe a million times since April and have yet to complete a full successful 30 days. Birthday/holiday season starts for us in September and I’m dreading all the cake and celebrating! It’s so hard to stay motivated and focused!! Good luck to you, you CAN do it!