Lately I have been on a blog kick this week. Maybe it is because I do not want to work on my graduate homework. Working on an investigation and revision does not sound fun to me.
Anyway I was thinking about weight loss goals. I know I have a weight loss bucket list but that list is for fun exciting things. If you want to see my bucket list then you can click HERE to view it. This list is going to be more simple things I can focus on rather then the big picture. Lets face it people…here if my confession on why I have been struggling with losing weight the last couple of months!
1.) Stop Snacking
Lately I have been guilty for snacking. I feel this is my major problem with not losing weight right now. In the past when I was 232 lbs..I would snack on things that were considered a meal like bowls of cereal, bread and fast food. Now I snack on what we consider snacks..like pretzels and chocolates but not in the right portion size. I am actually guilty for eating way too much and then switching to another snack. Also, my other problem is peanut butter. I am addicted to peanut butter now. Love it…and can not get enough of it. I love to take pretzels and dip it right into the jar. So bad! I noticed since September I have been consuming too much peanut butter. I would have PB + J four times out of the week. This is not bad but maybe for my body..this is not good. So I plan to cut that out.
2.) Stop Going Out to Eat…If I Do Make Better Choices
I complained about this in a past post about not knowing what to do for date nights. Going out to eat has gotten better by cutting it down but I still go out time to time. Maybe instead of banning going out to eat all together..I need to make better choices. Maybe if I am getting a hamburger I do not need to order that high sugary cocktail along with it. Maybe I should be ordering fish rather then the ruben. I just need to go back to my ways when I first started. I need to make better choices! I need to stop picking the unhealthy option. I know..YOU NEED TO LIVE..but you people do not understand..I keep thinking this all the time so when I NEED TO LIVE moment happens..it is more then once or twice a week. Sometimes more then one day. I need to be smarter with what I put in my body.
3. Track My Food Better
If you are not aware, I am on Weight Watchers. I am a food tracker. I write everything down. Well, the summer made me REALLY relaxed about that. During the summer I broke the habit of writing everything down because BBQs made it hard to track. Now that summer is over I need to go back to writing everything down. I feel like I have done a great job this week but I still could improve.
4. Focus on Me and Stop Listening to Others
Lately I have noticed people are not as encouraging as they once were when I started my weight loss journey. This is to be expected because my weight loss journey is old news. I have also noticed two things lately.
1.) People keep telling me I need to stop losing weight or stop working out as much. They tell me I am so skinny already that I do not need to keep going. Thank you very much society for telling me I am not fat but according the the BMI records I am still considered over weight. I am 5’1 and I weigh 152 lbs. I am still over weight. I want to be able to go into any doctors office and not be told I am over weight. This is a goal of mine. This is my body and I will do what I please. I am in a safe state of mind that I know the difference between weight loss and anorexia. Thank you for your concerns but 152 lbs is no where near anorexia.
2.) If I am not eating people seem to FREAK out. Just because I am not eating does not mean I am starving myself. I am only allowed 26 Weight Watcher points a day. Yes..they have the plus points and the exercise points but I try not to use them during the week day. Also, on Thursdays before my weigh in I stay away from lots of carbs and sweets. If I am not eating a cup cake or having a beer it does not mean I am depriving myself. I do treat myself and I do have fun. I am a food addict people! You would not give heroin to a heroin addict would you? I need to stop letting this bother me.
5.) Change Up My Work Out
Your body gets bored of doing the same work outs. You should really try changing it every six weeks. I have been guilty for keeping the same work outs. This week I did try new work outs. I went onto my ON DEMAND and did some pretty cool work outs. Kick Boxing/Boxing is a lot of fun. I am thinking of joining a new gym where they offer classes and a personal trainer. I think a personal trainer could really kick my ass but in a great way.
6.) Work on Abs
I have been through a lot with this weight loss journey. My confidence of my appearance as been at a new high. My only problem is I hate my stomach. We all hate something right? I can say I hate it. My goal is to work on my abs more. I seem to be so afraid of ab work outs because I hate that area so much. Well, if I ignore that area then nothing is going to be done about it. My goal is to wear a two piece bathing suit that will show my stomach next year for the summer. In order for this to happen I need to stop being scared of my stomach and do something about it!
Those are my goals. I had a lot of time to think about this. I really feel confident that these changes will help me those 20 lbs. 20 lbs more means I am considered a normal weight. This is my goal. I love myself though. I have come a long weigh from being 232 lbs and I am proud of myself. I just can not give up with what my true goal is. I will get there. My goal is to lose 10 lbs before the end of the year. I know to some they think 10 lbs is nothing..but if I lost 10 then I would be at a 90 lbs lost overall and that is a huge number! I have to take this weight loss journey a day at a day. It did not take one day to gain all this weight.