Today, Saturday, August 14, 2010 I officially recommit myself to losing weight.
On May 14th I hit 199 pounds for the first time on my weight loss journey. It has been three months and this morning I was 200.0. I have maintained for three solid months and it’s time to get to work.
I would love to say get back to work, but as I posted earlier this week my heart really hasn’t been in it. Over the course of the year from May 2009 to May 2010 I made small changes and began regular exercise, and all of that lead me to lose 31 pounds. Yet, I still wasn’t willing to do the work necessary to see consistent weight loss.
I am grateful for all I learned and I’m grateful I did not see a gain over these past three months. Now I am ready to get serious. I’ve thought hard the past week about what I could do, when I should start and what things I should implement permanently to help me get going.
And now *drum roll please* ….. my arsenal:
- I have decided to follow the six-week program from this book “The Beck Diet Solution”.
- I will journal all of my food, drinks, supplements and exercise in the DietMinder food planner.
- I will use my iPod touch to help me find calorie counts, calculate things, etc.
- And I “had” to have a cool, new pink (breast cancer supporting) lead pencil to write in the book and food planner. 🙂
Over the next week I’ll share a little about each of these tools and how I’m liking or disliking them.
I close with some proof that I’ve truly started “The Beck Diet Solution”. Day one was to write out a list of advantages to weight loss on a 3×5 card and read it twice a day. I have one in my bathroom drawer and one in my purse. Dr. Beck also suggests posting it where you’ll see it regularly. So, I printed up my list digi-scrap style and put one in my closet and one in the back of my journal. I’d share the list, but some are personal. They are color coded for importance, and well, because I like things to look pretty. (thus, the digi scrapped style…you should see my color coded 3×5 cards. [grin] )
As always, thank you all for your support. I’m determined to come out the victor in my weight loss journey. I know with a some hard work, determination and my support throughout blogland and with friends and family I’ll reach my goals!
I've been reading (and enjoying) your blog for three months now and I believe I detect a gritty determination today that I haven't seen before. Bet your gonna make it to goal this time. You go, girl!
I look forward to hearing about these tools you are going to be using on the journey.
Have a great week and I will see you in blogland next weekend…I am off to camp for the week!
If I can do anything to help you stay motivated or accountable or whatever would be helpful, let me know!
I need to do some work of that kind (figuring out what my road blocks are) around here.
I stopped by your blog today. I haven't heard of that diet, I'll see if I can find out more. Maintaining is huge. Well done.
Less of Me
I love recommitment days. It sounds like you have the right tools and the right attitude! Good for you. I'd like to read that book someday.