Today is the official day for me to hit the proverbial “reset button” on my weight-loss. For the past 5 months I’ve been going to Weight Watchers, and have just been going through the motions. Though I’ve managed to lose 8 pounds in that time, I can’t help but wonder how far I could have been if I would have been a little more serious about this portion of my weight-loss journey.
It’s not easy to admit to myself (and the entire world), that I’ve done a half-ass job on anything, especially something related to my well-being. Things get even more difficult when I reflect on my past successes and compare them with where I am today. Just over two years ago, I’d lost 30 pounds and had made some great lifestyle changes. I loved the person I’d become and was committed to getting the weight off-FOR GOOD. Things were going great…until I applied to Business School and wasn’t accepted. Over time, old habits began to creep up, and eventually emotional eating and I rekindled a painful flame…a flame that I’ve been struggling to put out ever since.
But today my friends, is a new day. Even though I struggle with letting go of my past, I’ve decided to take what I’ve learned (both good and bad), and get back in the ring to fight for my life. I pray that this blog will inspire you to do the same.
Weight Watchers update:
• Today’s weigh in: lost 1.2 lbs (since my last weigh in on 9/24).
• Total weight loss to date: 8.0 lbs
• Daily points target: 40
Goals for the week:
• To journal/track everything I eat, every day
• To exercise at least twice
*extra credit: write another Blog post this week =)