Where did September go? I blinked and it was over. Did September seem as fast to you? We have three months left in 2011 and life moves too fast to just watch it go by. I plan to make the most of every day. I pray that you will too.
The goal, lose 6-8 for the month. This far into getting healthy, sustaining significant weight loss each month is harder, but I know that every pound is well earned. I’m to a point where this weight has been with me since I was in my late teens/early 20’s. None of this is “water weight” or recently gained weight that I can lose easily. I have to track all my foods, ensure that I have a good balance of protein, good carbs & fat. We need all of these in the right balance to be healthy. Overall that is the point. Yes I have 50lbs to reach my goal. That is really secondary to being healthy, whole and fit.
This month, I made some changes to diet and exercise routine. I stopped taking the frozen lunches and worked at planning and preparing better foods. While 250-300 calorie frozen meal seems so easy, in reality, a good salad with grilled chicken or turkey chili from the crock pot is so much better overall. I also added more protein with smoothies for breakfast which are low in calorie, easy to make, filling and good for building muscle/burning fat with all the exercise I’m doing. In the gym, I’m still doing the morning/night workouts. I focus on a lot on cardio as this burns the most calories. I did change up the machine to a different type of elliptical and have added in strength training with weights. The month was a great success. I’m right on the edge of a major milestone. It would have been SOOOOO “one”derful to break through in this month yet I know it will happen. I know that at the end of October I will have broken through and that milestone will be in the past.
- Sept – 208
- Oct – 200 (just couldn’t get that scale to read 199)
- Weight-loss in Sept – 8 lbs
- Total weight-loss – 178lbs (from high of 378)
- Monthly weight-loss – 6-8lbs
- Weight-loss to reach Goal Weight – 50 lbs
- Goal Weight – 150 lbs
- Target Date – April 2012