Weight Loss Wednesday: StartingWeight loss has been a topic that has popped up on this blog many...many...many times. It's also something I have failed at many...many...many times.
The intention is there, the follow through it lacking.
So here I am on attempt number I don't care to count. But this time...this time something is different. Actually a few things are different. I have a solid plan and I have it written down. I have goals, measurements, incentives, Nate and my friend Cassie as well.
So this time around I am keep a journal of sorts. I'm not using it to track my food or anything like that. Instead I am using it to keep track of my weight, measurements, goals and incentives. I wanted to start tracking my measurements, because I tend to freak out when I see no weight loss...even if it's apparent that my thighs are thinner or my pants are looser. So taking measurement gives me another way to see the changes my body is going through.
Along with that I have weight goals and matching incentives. The bigger the goal, the bigger the incentive. On top of that I am doing Non Scale Victories. Again this is so that I am not basing everything on what the scale says. It's just as important to celebrate fitting into that pair of jeans as it is celebrating a 5lb weight loss.
I am also long distance weight lossing with my friend Cassie. We're both working on losing weight and we are both helping press each other to keep going. Because honestly, knowing that I'm not the only one with weight loss issues is refreshing. When we are feeling down, we get/give a pep talks. I'm also lucky in the fact that I have my husband, who is like my own personal cheering squad. He pushes me and keeps me honest.
Having all of these things written down has helped a lot already. I can't lie about my weight. I can't ignore my goals. It isn't an option this time around. I'm being honest about my body and what I need to do to get to my happy place. And seeing as I am being honest, here's my starting stats:
Weight: 187.6 lbs
Upper Arms: 13"
So here goes attempt whatever this is...also known as my most successful attempt.