To commemorate my new challenge I created a badge for it and titled it "Gettin With It", because I am getting with the program to see myself lose more weight. I got the idea from something I remember reading over at Endurance Isn't Only Physical.
Basically she said that she started her weight loss journey with 21 days - if she could stick with her program for 21 days then she would allow herself to quit after that. Well, it got her well on her way to losing the 100+ pounds she's lost this past year or so. (You can read about that here.)
I decided to give this idea a try in my own weight loss journey as I want to have more weight loss shown for this last year than 25 pounds.
I've learned a lot about myself this last year, I've worked hard on some emotional issues and I am proud of that loss and all the work that came with losing it and maintaining. However, I know it's time to kick it back into weight loss gear and see that scale move again.
I've been thinking on this for about a week now, so when 266 mentioned the three-day challenge we did over the weekend it gave me a good idea of what goals I would put up.
- First off ... I want to see at least 10 pounds lost. Seeing my weight loss history will tell you that this will be a great accomplishment for me. It will also lead me past my first goal of reaching 199, which is something I desperately want to do.
- Take my mutli-vitamin and calcium daily. I have not been doing this at all and I know I need to get into the habit of it.
- Drink 64 oz. of water daily. Six to eight glasses a day is good, but I want to start the habit of at least 8.
- One sweet treat a day. This will be a treat in weight loss portions - small. It may be 2 Tbsp. of semi-sweet chocolate chips, 20 M&Ms or a small serving of ice cream. And if I don't feel like I really don't want it, then I won't. I won't eat it just because I'm "allowed".
- Eat one fruit or veggie with each meal. I will be careful to not always have juice in place of fruit, but it might be that a few times. I'm shooting for having a fruit with breakfast, a fruit and veggie with lunch and a veggie with dinner. That's 4 a day and a BIG deal for me. :)
- No snacking if I'm not truly hungry. Eating only when hungry really signifies to me that I don't snack if I'm not hungry. I'm getting better at eating decent portions with meals, but I struggle with eating out of boredom.
- Exercise at least 4 days a week. This is a pretty regular habit now, but I thought I'd add it in for good measure. :) I will keep working on my running pace and get faster.