Tuesday, December 29, 2015

My Journey Begins

Like every year, one of my New Year's Resolutions is to lose weight.  So once again I have decided to start a weight-loss blog in the hopes of having accountability and staying motivated. Unfortunately, however, that hasn't worked in the past, but I'm hoping this year will be different.

I officially started on Monday the 28th, but I messed up the first day (too many Christmas goodies lingering around).  I did well on Tuesday, though, and as of yesterday was already down 2.2 pounds.  But we went to a birthday party for my sister-in-law and I had cake, but just a small piece.  And today of course is New Year's Eve and we are going to a small party but we're going to eat dinner at home first so I'm going to try and not eat anything there (maybe a few veggies or something) and I'm going to limit my alcohol to one glass of wine.

My goal is to lose at least 20 pounds this year and then I will still need to lose another 20-30 after that.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Month 2

First of all, go Hawks!  Today is Superbowl Sunday and the Seahawks are making a re-PETE appearance!

Anyway, as of a few weeks ago I was down 6.2 pounds.  But like always, I have gained most of it back.  The good news is I didn't gain it ALL back, just 4.2 pounds, so I am still 2 pounds less today than I was at the start of January (or late December, actually).  If I can consistently lose just 2 pounds a month I'll be doing a lot better than I've done in the last 4 years.

I am attributing the gain to all the football parties that have taken place over the last few weeks as the Seahawks have won their way to today's Superbowl, plus my birthday last week (dinner out, cake, etc.).  Anyway, time to get back on track (after today, of course), before I gain the other 2 pounds (and maybe more) back.

My goal for February is to lose 4.6 pounds.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

So Far

I'm at work and don't have time for a real post but I've hardly posted since my fresh start and really want to get something posted.

So, as of last Saturday I have lost 5.4 pounds.  Just cutting calories, nothing special.  I really need to figure out how to squeeze more exercise in, but with my schedule it's really difficult.  Going up and down the stairs at work several times a day would be a good start.

Hope to get real post up soon.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Back Again

OK, I started this blog back in September and I kind of knew I probably wouldn't keep up with it.  Now that I'm working full-time it's really hard to find time to blog, but every year I make a New Year's resolution to lose weight and get all fired up and motivated so part of that effort is going to be to blog regularly.

So yes, it is New Year's resolution time, and like every year I am resolving to lose weight.  I would like to lose at least 20 pounds this year, and then I will still have another 20-30 to go after that.  I weighed in on Monday the 29th and was at a new all-time high.  I have already lost 2.6 (obviously not real fat loss, just getting back on track after eating horribly), assuming I didn't gain them back last night (New Year's Eve).

I've really struggled more than usual the last 5 years or so, so I hope 2015 can finally be the year I turn things around.