Remember how I mentioned I had gained in the last post? Yeah - that happened. I gained back my loss for the month in one weekend y'all. Hence the "1st place in a pie eating contest!" ribbon below. I was trying to eat my way through all the donuts, pizzas and sandwiches in Houston last weekend!
Weight loss is difficult sometimes - I see so many success stories out there for people who live moderate lifestyles and have occasional indulgences, but not a whole lot about the times when they gain and are somewhat demoralized. It would be awesome if each week was a loss and cupcakes were a diet food, but the reality is that any life change is difficult and weight loss programs take time, effort and faith.
I mentioned them yesterday, but here are my goals for October:
- Lose 5lbs by Halloween
- Track every meal and every exercise event
- Walk in the mornings
- Wake up at 7
These changes are somewhat small, but they have a lot of impact. Waking up at 7 helps me take time to walk in the morning or cook a healthy breakfast and get centered for the day. Tracking makes me aware of my food choices and exercies in a concrete way - calories in vs. calories out. Losing 5lbs is manageable for a month of conscientiousness! See? Simple things add up and I'm excited for what this month holds!
Photo via Flickr user Tedly Films!