I’m not counting yet, but I figure I might as well start writing it down, so:
Breakfast: Kashi GoLean and yogurt Snack: Tea and orange Lunch: Lean Cuisine thingy, almonds, chocolate, peanut butter Dinner: Cheese sandwich Dessert: Smoothie Exercise: None. I intended to swim or run or something, but stuff got in the way and it didn’t happen. I did put together and use my new vacuum cleaner.
Most of my life, I could eat what I wanted, not exercise and remain thin. And then I couldn’t.
I’m five foot three and have been 110 pounds and 166 pounds. I’ve lost 35 pounds and gained back 15. I’ve tried to starve my body into submission. I’ve done Weight Watchers. I’ve counted calories. I exercise. I do it all.
Having been that “naturally thin” girl, learning to cope with my body’s changes has been a learning process and frustrating. I diet for a while (or change my lifestyle, as the politically correct term goes) and then get angry that I even have to diet and quit.
As I begin this blog on August 23, 2010, I weigh 145 pounds. My goal is 115 pounds. Past experience tells me I can reach that by December if I stay motivated. Since I can’t seem to stay motivated on my own, I started this blog to chronicle my efforts, my successes and my setbacks.
I plan to be brutally honest about my eating, my exercising and my inner struggles and feelings. I hope to be funny at times. I don’t promise to post something clever every day, but I will post on a daily basis what I eat and what physical activity I got.
I use www.myfitnesspal.com to track what I eat every day, then figure my point budget on the blog at the end of each day. So, here we go …
For those who are interested, I’m also a writer and have another blog dedicated to musings that have nothing to do with weight loss. You can explore the rest of my garbled brain at An Unexplored Wilderness.
My weight loss progress: August 22, 2010:147.5 July 10, 2011: 154.8 July 17, 2011: 152.4 July 24, 2011: 151.2 July 31, 2011: 152.8 August 7, 2011: 150.8 August 14, 2011: 149.4 August 21, 2011: 149 August 28, 2011: 148.4 September 4, 2011: 148.8 September 11, 2011: 150.2 September 18, 2011: 147.4 September 25, 2011: 146.6 April 22, 2012:153.8 April 29, 2012:152.2 May 20, 2012: 152.8 August 26, 2012:153.8 September 2, 2012: 155.8 September 9, 2012: 155.8 September 16, 2012: 156 September 23, 2012: 156.2 September 30, 2012: 158.8 October 6, 2012: 155.4 November 25, 2012: 155.2 December 2, 2012: 152