Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Weight Loss Challenge: Week 15

I stink at this.

I've been holding steady around 152-154 pounds for two whole months. I can't seem to get down below 152.

Ah well. No need to wallow. Clearly, I need to redouble my efforts.

This week, I will:

1. Take a morning walk EVEN if it is hot outside.

2. Limit myself to ONE caffeinated beverage a day. (This is a very hard goal for me to accomplish. I've been saying that I will limit myself to one a day for several weeks now. Maybe this'll be the week it happens??!!) This is how I will do it. I will brew some decaf iced tea that I can drink in the morning for something with a little flavor. Maybe I can "trick" my body into thinking that it has caffeine, lol! I will be allowed to drink a Vanilla Coke Zero in the afternoon around 3:30 for a little pick-me up. If I go to Starbucks, I forfeit my afternoon soda.

3. Start going back to the gym. I purchased a Pilates DVD that I have been doing at home in lieu of going to the gym. I'm enjoying it, but I'm not seeing the same results that I got when I was doing 20 minutes on the elliptical machine. If I want to do Pilates, that's great, but it will be an addition to going to the gym.

4. Add an extra serving or two of fruit/veggies. Eat a piece of fruit with breakfast, a piece of fruit with lunch, and make sure there is SOME kind of vegetable with dinner.

Hm. If I think back to the beginning of the challenge, these goals I have set for the next week are things that I previously did regularly, and that was when I started seeing the weight come off. It's so easy to slip out of good habits!!


Mom said...

Congratulations on making some good decisions. Personally I think all soft drinks, caloric or not, are poison, but you are limiting it, so that's a good start. Take care and be good to yourself!

Mama Bear June said...

Good habits are hard to keep up sometimes! You have some great goals, so I know you'll be on the downward path again soon!
Path to Health

Dana said...

You know, it is so hard to keep it up. I get frustrated because I have only lost 10lbs since the begining of the challenge and I work out hard every day. I had to push myself in the begining and I have to say I have never worked out this consistant in my life!! The results will come, even if they are slow. Don't give up!!!

JHS. said...

Look on the bright side! You are HOLDING, not gaining!

Yes, it is difficult to sustain your program, but you can do it!


Amber said...

Good job on writing it down. I find that even if I have those intentions unless I commit by putting them somewhere it won't happen.

My sympathies with trying to workout in that heat. Can't say I could do it.

Damselfly said...

Wait -- doesn't caffeine raise your metabolism? ;)

Actually, so does having muscle. If you can do some strength training, that would be great to add to what you are doing. Just a thought....

You're doing great!

Mamacita Tina said...

Hang in there. I'm having weight loss problems too. Writing down stuff is a great idea that I'm going to have to start doing. Starbucks - my weakness!