Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weight Loss Journey In Review

I have been thinking a lot about my weight loss lately and I have lost 13 pounds over the last six months or so. That is not bad at all it is just not what I want. I want things to go faster because I have no patience with this in my life. It much harder for me to have patience with myself than with others.

I have been stressed about it too much and I am just going to keep working at eating healthy and working out. I know that I feel better and I can get more done when I keep it up. I can try to work on tweaking my workouts for more fat loss too.

So in all I have been doing very well with my working out and I just need to get a handle on eating healthy. I love healthy fresh meals I just don't like to cook them.

I have noticed I do best when I eat fresh healthy meals and don't spend half my free time freaking out about how many calories are in them. I actually loose more weight when I don't count calories and just try to make smart choices. It has been great to have this blog because I can look back and see the results and when they have been the best.

I didn't get my workout in yesterday but I had six days in a row before that. I am going to change my goals a lot. My goals are no longer going to center on actual weight. I am going to have a goal to get into a size 7 or less in the sewing patterns that I make. I can't say I don't care about my weight but it does seem like muscle builds before fat is lost. I have read a lot of articles that say be patient and keep it up eventually it will come off. Jeff King has been encouraging me not to worry about the weight for months and well I just have to listen now. If another six months go by and I am not smaller it will be time to visit my doctor to see if there is anything else going on.

My weekly goals will be to work out a little everyday. I want to keep that goal so next time things turn out like yesterday I will just hop on the elliptical or treadmill for 20-30 minutes instead of skipping it. On my days off I want to do at least 90 minutes and work days at least 45 minutes. I am not going to go crazy thought and feel defeated if I don't get as much in as I would like.

I have to work three days again the next two weeks so it changes my plans. I am not complaining it is more money we can save. Then the girl who took over my job will be back three days a week for a while. Two days is more than enough for me. I can pay all the utilities with that and still have some money for sewing stuff and books. I can't wait to have more time for my favorite hobbies especially sitting down with at real book to get away from this world for a few hours.

1 comment:

  1. I good book and good times, make it all better some how.