Friday, September 06, 2013

Only two days

So I’ve struggled in the last two months. Plain and simple, July and August were NOT good months for me in terms of weight loss.  The GOOD thing, is that I managed to maintain within a 5 pound range.  That’s actually an AWESOME thing now that I really stop to think about it…in previous months  I would have gained 10 pounds in that time frame especially with everything that has been going on in my life. However, my weight is sitting at about 212-215.  That is NOT where I want it to be. That is STILL in the obese category. I have to make it to a few pounds under 200 to be considered simply ‘overweight’.   I have a long way to go. 212-215 is NOT the end of the road.
I am struggling.    I am at a cross roads. I’m trying to get accustomed to the restrictions that my sore foot impose, the weather restrictions that are forthcoming and of course my schedule and responsibilities that impose their difficulties into my exercise routine. But more importantly, I have to get my eating under control.  I’m not being ‘bad’  but I’m not being as strict as I need to be in order to really lose this weight!

So as I was walking with my friend Sherry last night I suggested a challenge for us. We will be walking again on Sunday morning.  That means we had two full days before seeing each other again. Friday and Saturday, in case you are wondering. Ha ha!    The challenge???  The challenge is absolute strictness in our caloric intake for those two days.  I aim for between 1200 and 1300 calories a day… that is what my challenge is, staying within that range for the days.  Seriously…it’s just two days.  Who can’t do something for two measly days???? 
Small increments.  I’m not looking at the big picture (although I could be back at my all time low weight of 180 by Christmas… I’m looking at small increments of time.  Saying that I’m going to be ‘good’ for the next four months is a huge undertaking.  But I CAN say without a doubt that I can do this for the next two days.  Come Sunday, I’ll be back with another mini challenge/goal.

I lost pretty much the first week of the month with the patio I'm aiming for 150 miles this month!  :-)   5.22 in thus far!!


*A Strong New Me* said...

I think it's smart to focus on the next two days instead of months from now. I am easily overwhelmed by the big picture, so I am going to adopt that attitude too, just focus on the next few days!

Unknown said...

The best thing you can do is to take it one day at a time. Not gaining more weight shows you have made progress. Just hack a way at it a day at a time and you will be surprised when you look back in a few months times.

timothy said...

you can do it one (or 2) day/s at a time! and you'll get there I KNOW you will! and i'm cheering you on for the2 day challenge and cant wait to hear what the next one is!