Starting Weight: 186 lbs.
Last Weigh-in: 157 lbs.
This Weigh-in: 155 lbs.
The past three months. Seriously. Ugh.
When I wrote this post, I thought I had figured out what my body needed and that I was still going to lose at least a respectable amount of weight before my big June goal. Then I let my love of dessert and cheeseburgers slowly creep back into my life. I’m only human. And sinning is tasty.
What have I learned in the past three months? Running too much while eating too much doesn’t work. Not exercising and eating too much doesn’t work, either.
I’m still losing weight in the big picture, but it feels like I am attempting to climb a very steep hill with loose dirt and cramping fingers. Two steps forward, one step back, you know?
What Went Right:
When I realized, “Oh poops, I’ve been backsliding,” I controlled it within a few days. THAT is progress for me. To be completely honest? It’s a first. Last time I let myself start eating my feelings and backsliding, I gained about 30 lbs. Instead, this time I only slid from 154 to 157. When I realized last week that I would have to be explaining why I gained weight in this post, I jumped right back on the horse. Hooray for accountability! Thanks, guys!
Getting back on the wagon meant changing my routine up just a bit. I started walking around the lake more, as driving to/from Umstead is not that great during rush hour. I’ve been neglecting the lake, so it is nice to be back there. I’ll head back to Umstead next week. Bonus: there’s all sorts of stuff to forage at our lake.
I’ve changed up my walking routine to include lunge, squat, and push-up intervals that were inspired by Erica, in order get more out of it. That I did. I was feeling it for several days after. I’ll be incorporating more activities into that routine as my butt heals.
I also got back into yoga in order to regain full mobility from aforementioned butt injuries. Lunges do that. I managed a 45-minute session and realized that I am not as flexible as I thought I was. I need to do AT LEAST two sessions a week to get to where I’d like to be bendy-wise.
My new goal is to hit 150 by September 15th. Part of me thinks this may be a pipe dream, but I need to get back to thinking 5 lbs in three months is a doable thing. Just typing that sentence made me feel pretty ashamed of myself. So, here’s to pushing myself harder.
Are you on a weight loss journey? What is your most recent success?