There seems to be an undeniable correlation between my checking in with you guys on Fridays and my weight loss. The correlation is probably that the more stressed I am, the more apt I am to compensate for insomnia with comfort food and the less time I have to blog (and my blog was throwing errors on the back end I didn’t have time to research and fix). But, the fact remains, without you guys, I don’t do very well.
To recap, I started the journey at the beginning of 2012 at 225 pounds. My first goal was (and remains) 170. In August, I hit my record low of 178. So very close. Forty-seven pounds lost! (I know it makes some people uncomfortable that I use specific numbers. Sorry.) Unfortunately I’ve been going the wrong way. November hit me especially hard and then we segued into the holidays. When I weighed myself Friday, the scale slapped me upside the head with 195. I’d lost 47 pounds, but I gained 17 of it back.
Here’s what I’m going to focus on: In 2012, I lost thirty pounds.
For 2013? First off, when my alarm goes off at 8am on Friday mornings, telling me to get on the scale and then come blog, I’m not going to shut it off without actually doing it. And I’m moving my Weight Watchers app back to the front page of my phone where it’s harder to ignore.
I won’t be using the treadmill. I gave it to my sisters. Because I always felt a little dizzy, even motion-sick, after getting off of it and I worried about my blood pressure, I never pushed myself hard enough to make it worth doing. Santa brought me Zumba Fitness Core for the Wii and I’ll try that, hoping it builds on my love for dancing in my kitchen. (For the record, it was on my list. Santa’s not stupid enough to buy weight loss/exercise stuff without it being very specifically asked for.) Then I’ll work in Power90, little brother to the infamous PX90.
And I’ll pay more attention to my jars. There are now thirty in the Pounds Lost jar and twenty-five in the Pounds To Lose jar.
But the most important thing I’m going to do for myself is, barring a real and legitimate reason why I can’t, to be here every Friday, starting with this coming one. Obviously I need you guys!