Now I am a strong believer in the program...how could I not be considering I lost over 40 pounds using it?! It is great for people like me who cannot "diet" by taking something away. The program taught me more how to control my portions, to really look at what I was eating and its nutritional value, and finally to understand how certain foods affect my body. However, the last few months I found myself getting very frustrated as the scale was consistently staying the same even when I would stay within my points and was walking my butt off (literally). In turn I found myself snacking more often, having an ice cream here, a donut there, and lots of cookies, brownies, and candy bars in between. The funny thing is that I have had lots of people comment about how I am still losing weight and asking when I will reach my goal weight and I think this may be because of all the walking. Even though my scale isn't showing a decrease I must be toning through the walking or shall I say was toning. Below is my nike+ goal chart that I set up awhile ago. As you can see I am extremely behind from my goal.
Now I am so far behind that it is physically impossible for me to meet this goal. So do I start fresh and create a new goal or do I keep pushing on and see how far I can get??
I do know that no matter what I have to get back to my walking...PERIOD. I was doing so well for a few weeks and then things started getting stressful at work and at home so I would come home and just crash without walking. All I wanted to was sit down and do nothing other than sleep! While I have to pick up my exercising again, I absolutely must get back to watching everything I eat and counting my points. When I weighed in this morning I had gained 5 pounds in the past week!! That is completely unacceptable and I know I am the only one to blame! I keep finding excuse after excuse for why I am eating horribly and I'm starting to tick myself off since I am usually the person who is annoyed with those who are constantly finding excuses for their eating. There is no excuse and it basically comes down to me and not eating right! I know what I'm doing and I'm choosing to eat the wrong things and lots of it.
But not anymore!! Summer is almost here and yes work is crazy and I feel like I've been spiraling out of control, but that is even more reason why I need to take control of my eating and exercise. I know I feel better when I eat healthy and exercise. I know I will be happier when my pants fit perfectly and my scale goes back to where it should be.
I'm only 5 pounds away from being in the 130's...somewhere I never remember being! My goal was to be there before turning 30 and it really is still doable. I CAN DO IT!! I just have to eat those salads, veggies, and fruits and stop eating all that junk. I refuse to be one of those people who find excuses or even worse gain the weight back that they worked so hard to lose. Nope...not gonna happen to me!! I love being a size 6-8 and will enjoy being a 4-6 even more!!
So here are some of my new goals:
- Eat 5 fruits/vegetables a day
- Eat 0 candy bars, cookies, cakes, brownies, etc.
- Eat WW fudge bars for a treat
- Walk at least one mile a night
- Complete 50 stomach crunches a night
At least for the next few days I am planning on posting how I'm doing to hold myself accountable. Let me know what you think I should do about my Nike graph...keep it and just keep walking or set up a new goal that is attainable?
Any encouragement would be greatly appreciated or if you have any similar experiences I can learn from I would love to hear about them. So come on bloggy friends...show me some love!!