Monday, January 10, 2011

Back to the Basics

Losing weight is not easy...if you complicate it. I have complicated it for myself. I am still under my current dreaded weight, but I just seem to keep sabotaging myself. I am sorry to those readers who used to find this to be a cheery blog about a girl who was losing a ton of weight, but here's the truth.

1. I haven't lost any new weight since my dad got sick.
2. My desire to spend my events at the YMCA has been low. I've been getting in about 4 days per week...I need more like 6!
3. I need a fitness buddy bad. I have always had someone around me to push me, someone who I felt like cared whether or not I had over-eaten or under-exercised for the day..
4. I saw a picture of myself today and did not like what I saw.

Here is how I see the glass half-full:
1. Although I have not lost any new weight, I am still 70 pounds less than ever, and I weigh 10 pounds less than last year at this time.
2. I still know how to do this.
3. I have lots of amazing weight loss tools to use.
4. I have an amazing and forgiving body that remembers how things should be.
5. I still have a strong desire to change, and to never be who I was again.

So, back to the basics of weight loss:

1. I will log my food daily at www.calorie They have an amazing and free website!
2. We will eat at home at least 5 nights per week. I will go back to the old-standby of bagged meals and veggies.
3. I will get to the gym 5 times a week whether I like it or not... I will also try and find one new class I like...maybe Zumba again!
4. I will find a new fitness buddy... Buddies for hire!
5. I will work to minimize my weekend splurges... More fancy salads, less comfort food and dessert.

How are your new years goals going?


  1. I would love to try Zumba with you!! I have only done it once. Let me know and I'll join for sure!!!

  2. I would be interested in a fitness buddy, and especially interested in somebdoy to go in halvsies on a personal trainer. I think you can do fitness training for maybe 45 an hour, and you can split the cost. I would love to do it like every other saturday morning.

    I workout hard, and I always show up. I usually always go to the North Y on weekday mornings and I also go on Saturdays. I am pressed for time on the weekdays, but on the weekends I could be flexible about time and location. Let me know if you want to meet. I don't know anybody else at all that is into fitness.

  3. I think you definitely need to keep up the half-full perspective. You are physically a much different person than you were when I met you. You are active, you lead an active lifestyle, and you look great!
    Losing 2 lbs a week is great and most importantly- normal! I know it doesnt sound as big as 10 (which is not normal) but that still puts you down at least another 10 by summer (when you don't have all of the work/time restraints) -and then we'll go together and kick some ass!!!!