Starting Weight: 186 lbs.
Last Weigh-in: 151 lbs.
This Weigh-in: 149 lbs.
Reality: So this is what happens when you stop running. Hm. I bounced around a lot this quarter, due to eating my emotions and having lots of guests/holidays, then clambering back onto the healthy wagon. The biggest fluctuation happened in November, when my period coincided with our awesome guests, Amy and Steve. Within the space of ten days, I went from 147 to 157, then back down to 149. Insanity. You guys know by now that I can’t really control my intense period bloat, but I didn’t help the situation with mass burger consumption.
What Went Right: Instead of stringently counting calories, I enjoyed myself. The best thing that came from this quarter is that I got a taste of the weight maintenance mentality. I figured (with my face buried in a burger probably) that if I could just maintain my weight during the holidays, I’d be happy. I’ve been a lot gentler with myself this quarter than in the past. I’m human and I don’t have to lose any given amount during any given period. If I do, great. If I don’t, I haven’t failed myself forever. Now, once I can figure out how to not fluctuate so hard, it will be smooth sailing from there.
Oddly, I still managed to lose weight, in spite of my dietary misadventures. Recently finding out that I have food sensitivities (garlic, and maybe onion) is going to help me in the future. Instead of going with the delicious garlic fries at the theater, I’m going to go with the hummus plate. It’s a win.
New Goals: I have a list this time.
- Hit 145 by March 15th.
- Separate eating and events. I need to learn how to enjoy myself without food as my biggest motivator.
- Restart running regimen. Mom bought you new shoes for your birthday, so losing a shoe size is not the issue here. Do the thing.
Are you on a weight loss journey? What is your most recent success?