I lost, are you ready for it? A half of a pound! That’s right a half of a pound. That kind of cracks me up. Giant loss in week one, itty bitty loss in week two.
My big excuse- late last night that bitch, Flo, stopped over and decided to stay awhile. I retain more water than a camel.
I’m not too upset about this low loss. I was talking to a co-worker earlier in the week about my game plan. I decided rather than go by how much weight I lose in one week that I would look at the overall picture.
Whatever do you mean Mama?
Well, sweetie, I mean this:
My goal is to lose 100 pounds by my fortieth birthday on August 30, 2009. That is roughly 121 weeks from my start day. That means I would have to lose .83 pounds per week to be on target. I think that .83 pounds a week is a realistic expectaion. So instead of the usual “I lost 1.6 pounds this week” I will be doing something a bit different:
Week 2 Target Weight: 266.84
Week 2 Actual Weight: 261.5
I think this way of doing it will help to keep me on track. It will take into account good weeks, bad weeks and period weeks. I’ll see the big picture. I won’t be depressed and ready to hang it all for Ben & his pal Jerry. Let’s face it, at Christmas I will be eating cookies and I won’t feel guilty about it as long as I am doing well overall.
I also decided to call this Fit Friday. Weight Loss Wednesday was just to much pressure for me because it was all about the loss. I’m not after just weight loss, although that is a huge part of it. My goal is overall (look, there’s that word again! I seriously need a thesaurus) health and fitness.
Sidenote: As another part of my fit plan, I switched to ultra light cigarettes. Not as good as quitting but a step in that direction.
As always, I would love your feedback. What do you think- am I just deluding myself with this plan? Or is it going to work?
What little tricks do you play on yourself?