I’m Back and Need to Refocus

Yeah. It’s been months. I am at the danger point. The last time I lost weight I got cocky. I thought, hey I lost 80 pounds. I look and feel good. I can finish this up myself. NOT! I gained it all back plus 20 more in about a year.

Well, I am at the 80 pound mark again. 20 more to go before I hit my goal. There is some good news and some bad news.

Let’s start with the bad:

The weight loss has slowed. This is my fault. I have not been sticking to the Jenny Craig plan every day. I have been doing stupid things like eating all my snacks the day I pick up my food. I have been supplementing the lack of snacks by having extra snacks at work. Small calorie snacks, but too many.

The good news:

The weight loss hasn’t reversed. I have only had 2-3 weeks with small gains. I also went back to my trainer twice a week and have been hitting the gym 1-2 other times a week. I even started jumping rope.

I also decided to focus on this blog again. I think it will give me the accountability and encouragement I need. I am going to use it to concentrate on things one day at a time (Thanks Bill W). I will blog in the morning and set at least one goal to hit. I will post again at night to say how I did on that goal and any other issues that popped up.

So for now, here’s a current picture on my progress so far. Oh yeah, and I shaved my beard.

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Another .6 Down this morning.

Only 5.2 more to go.  Let’s see if I keep this rate up.  0.6 * 13 = 7.8 pounds.  I doubt I will keep this rate up. At least I am ahead of the curve now.

ImageI am enjoying working out and running every other day.  I seem to be in a better mood, and have more energy.  Common sense really.  Eat less, Move more.  Ah durrrrrr!  Oh and the following song makes run at a good pace REALLY easy.  Thanks Scooter.

5.8 To Go

ImageI am one day into the challenge.  After a BUNCH of activity yesterday, I am no only 5.8 pounds away from my halfway point.  I can smell the steak dinner with glazed carrots.

Yesterday I overloaded on activity. I did like 13,000 steps (some of that actual jogging).  I worked out.  Today I take it easy.  Then hit it hard again on Friday.