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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Losing It

Finally starting to see some reasonable progress on the weight loss. Still got a ways to go, but I've pretty well gotten back to the point where I don't mindlessly eat anymore and I walk a least 7000+ steps a day. If I can keep that up, I'm confident I'll reach my goal in time.

One thing I think I did wrong in 2010 was to set my goal weight too low. I had lost 25 lb and was within 7-8 pounds of my goal but never could get there even though I was doing all the right things. I should have realized that I was already in the proper weight range, and just worked on maintaining. Instead I guess some frustration kicked in and I started slowly putting it back on. This year, I think I'll get it right.

Good night all!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Thought about WW

Everyone who keeps up with me on here knows I don't follow a "weight loss plan" but for the past few weeks I've been losing and gaining the same few pounds and not really progressing toward my goal weight and it's made me consider a WW approach. For whatever reasons, I haven't been able to recapture the same drive and motivation in 2011 that I had when I kicked off this blog on New Years Day 2010. I think this is partially because I have managed to consistently keep off 15 of the lbs I intially lost, and my subconscious is saying "oh well, close enough, you still fit into a lot of the smaller sized clothes you bought after losing 25 lb." But I sure don't fit into them as well as I did before. I've been thinking that maybe the discipline of points tracking for a few months would get me going in the right direction again. In reality, WW isn't much different from what I did when I lost all the weight last year, as it's a very "common sense" based approach.

I have no intention of following WW or any "plan" for the long haul because I defintiely don't want to be counting calories, fats, fibers etc for the rest of my life, but for the short term you may hear me quoting points and bonus points to see if I can can start making some progress.

Good night.