Sunday, January 20, 2013

So Close

The time has come for another weigh in.  Today is January 20th and I am afraid that I missed my goal of weighing in at or below 336 pounds.  I did manage to lose another pound though.  My current weight is 337 pounds.

Since starting this journey I have lost 13 pounds.  I have been working on this for three months now.  I am having to battle with discouragement frequently.  My mind tells me that I should be a lot further along by now.  Others lose that kind of weight in under a month and yet it has taken me three months.  I feel like I have worked very hard to get here and yet at times it feels like I have so very little to show for it.

I may need to start counting calories again.  I think I will give it to the end of the month to make a decision on that.  My next goal is to be at or below 335 pounds by the next weigh in on January 25th.  I would like to lose two pounds every five days.

I have been trying to come up with some unique ways to motivate myself to work harder.  If anyone has any ideas feel free to drop them in the comments section below.  Otherwise, it is just time to man up and do this!  Thanks for reading my friends!


  1. I think you would be less discouraged if you saw faster success. to do that, you are going to have to incorporate all aspects of weight loss-calorie counting, eating proper (fruits and veggies), daily exercise, not eating too late, personal accountability, etc. Fighting the urge to snack with a big glass of water and brushing your teeth may help. Watching tv while lifting weights or doing sit ups or pushups is good too-activity without realizing it.The secret to long lasting success is getting into a good routine and sticking to it. Exercise starts to feel good and not like a chore after a few short weeks. don't make excuses for yourself and don't give up!

  2. The reason that I am trying to go a bit slower is that from personal experience rapid weight loss can lead to me gaining it back way faster and even going above where I was when I started. Also, the frustration I am experiencing now would be magnified if I was attempting to change too many aspects of my life at the same time. I have never been able to sustain my weight loss over a period of time like I have this time. I do need to add exercise to the routine and have started doing this though it is a big challenge. I appreciate your feedback and you are correct that it is only a matter of time before I need to incorporate more and more. Right now, for me, I need to take it one step at a time.