So I have set a goal for myself. I want to drop my weight to 220 lbs by July 21. I started this on Jan 21, and am giving myself 6 months to drop 43.8 lbs.
Well, 5 days in I am down 3.8lbs. What have I don’t to start losing weight? Nothing really. I am not on a diet, and I have not increased my exercise (although I will). All I have done is made a few small changes. For instance, when I go to get a drink, rather than grabbing a coke, I grab some water and when eating meals, I take slightly smaller portions. And that’s about it.
I have also cut out all fast food. I normally dont eat THAT much of it, but cutting out what little I did eat is certainly helping.
For me they key is weighing myself daily and charting it. I weigh myself not so much to look for progress, but as a daily reminder of what I am trying to do. Charting it helps a great deal also. I want to see the line graph drop day after day (so far it has dropped every day). This motivates me to stay on track. If I weighed in weekly, I could see myself caving in mid week and grabbing a burger, and justify it by saying, I have 3 days to burn this off before I weigh in again. Weighing in daily is what is keeping me accountable.
I still enjoy my bacon & egg omlettes with cheese, I still enjoy dairy, and even still the occassional coke, but by simply staying accountable and by cutting back slightly it seems to be working.
I’ll drop another post in a few weeks to share the progress and let you know if things are still progressing.