Apparently, I am storing up for a long cold winter. Like a squirrel collecting nuts for a snowstorm that will never arrive, I have been packing on the pounds over the holidays. 10 pounds to be exact. And I have reached an all-time PB (post-band) high of 180 el-bees.
It is official. Perhaps I can blame a residual counter gravity effect due to the winter solstice...but...probably not.
And seeing as how January 1st seems like a good place to begin....I shall begin again. I have been thinking about my plan of attack for several days now, mulling over my grand ideas and possible goals...whilst eating large amounts of ice cream and swigging Pepsi straight from the 2-liter bottle.
Here is what I've got. What worked for me during the first year of weight loss?
3. Water consumption
5. Proper Restriction
And as of late my friends, I really can't claim to have possessed any of the above 5 mention items.
So here is my goal.
By May 1st, that is five months from today, I will have lost...
wait for it....
wait for it...
So I will weigh in at 150 on May 1st, 2012. Awesome.
Am I scared of not reaching this goal. Wellllll....sure. 30 pounds is a lot for where I am, how I eat, how I work out. But you have to set a goal. You have to make it public. And so it is.
I will also be blogging more regular. I will be updating my weight using the tracker ticker every Monday, just like the good old days.
I started drinking water again today. I remember when I used to be religious about the old H2o. I would preach the virtues of it. And then slowly...the demon soda pop took hold of my heart. As of midnight last night, I am giving up drinking my calories (well, at least pop with calories)...although I will be cutting way back on adult beverages and diet soda as well.
As for the self-discipline, I need to be more aware...be more present...you know...make actual healthy choices. I did this once. I shall do it again. This part, for my old bandsters...is all up to us. The band does not make the healthy choices for us.
And finally...proper restriction. I still get stuck...but that doesnt mean I have good restriction. It means I am probably trying to shovel a full sized hamburger down my throat like a normal person and it gets lodged. My band is actually pretty loose. I am coming up on my three year anniversary, so it is time for a visit to Hot Doc anyways...but I moved it back until the beginning of February...bc I am not dragging my ass in to see Dr. Friedman having gained 10 pounds. OH hell no.
So there you go. I'm feeling good about it.
Of course, it's just the end of day one.
Happy New Year to all of you. May it just keep getting better :)