In addition to changing the diet, I have started to exercise again and that definitely feels great. So I'm trying to stay positive and have a goal of maintaining the new healthier lifestyle for at least 30 days.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The first week of my new weight loss journey has been fairly typical of my previous attempts. I've lost 5 pounds - mostly water weight, I'm sure - but I have made some serious changes and I'm definitely concerned about being able to maintain them. I keep reminding myself that I have neglected myself for too long and the "sacrifices" I have to make are necessary. They are also fairly minor, really - why should I tell myself, "yes, you may have whatever you want to eat and you may eat as much as you'd like"?
Sunday, July 22, 2012
After taking a break during my weight loss journey (okay, I got lost, circled back a ways BUT I found the path again), I am starting back up. Instead of using WeightWatchers or SparkPeople, I have opted for the free My FitnessPal. It fits into my budget better than WeightWatchers does, and although it's very similar to SparkPeople, I think the novelty and simplicity of it will help me stay with it long-term. I found out about it through an acquaintance on Facebook and I was very impressed with her results. Keeping my fingers crossed that my motivation will stay with me!
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