It's been two months
Friday, October 14, 2011
Today is October 14th. I started this journey on August 15th.
What have I accomplished in two months? Well, quite a lot, I think. I'm still learning to make better choices every day. For example, the past two times I've gone out to eat, I've ordered water to drink. At home, essentially all I drink is water, but when I go out to eat, I have this urge to order something like soda. I'm not sure why that is, but I'm making progress on breaking that urge. Drinking soda is like drinking candy.
I've lost about 26 lbs in the past two months. Crazy! This actually puts me where I was a year ago when I attempted to lose weight the first time - back when I didn't really know what I was doing. What I'm doing now is sustainable - what I was doing back then wasn't.
And I know 26 lbs is a lot, but I also think I'm a bit heavier than most people when they decide to lose weight. A lot of people ONLY need to lose 26 lbs, but frankly, I'm not even halfway through what I need to lose yet. The first 10 lbs I lost especially seemed to melt off by even making the most minute efforts to be healthy. It was low-hanging fruit. I'm at the point not where it's a bit more of a normal pace, and I'll be making a lot of effort to lose the 2 lbs per week.
One thing I need to work on is finding more sources of motivation for working out. I feel I really have my eating largely under control, but finding motivation on every single workout day can be difficult. I still go, but sometimes I procrastinate for so long that I end up going late at night when I'm tired, which makes it even more difficult. I need to look up ways of staying motivated day-to-day for working out. Seeing my progress definitely helps, but I appreciate anyone else's advice too.
Good luck everyone!