Word of the day: pro-gress (noun) A movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage.
Here I am, two weeks into my healthy kick and my endeavor to lose 30 pounds by the time I turn 30.
Two weeks in, I should have lost 4 lb, to ensure I meet my goal. So far I have lost...2.5 lb. So it's not the required 4 lb but hey - I lost 2.5 lb! I'm actually pretty damn proud of that number.
I'll be completely honest, I haven't exactly been going all-out. There were a couple of nights when I was feeling a little down and decided a dinner of bad-for-me-burritos was needed to cheer me up. However, my most excellent beau dissuaded me from buying ice cream on Saturday night, for which I am (now) grateful. At the time it was tempting to overrule him but I'm glad he was encouraging of my goals.
Even though I'm not on track the way I had hoped to be, this just might work for the best because everything I've done so far is something I can maintain and that is what's most important. And I've also realized that I need to weigh myself weekly. Many weight loss schools of thought discourage this because the number can be depressing and slightly skewed (since muscle weighs more than fat); instead, you should go by the way you feel and the way your clothes fit. With me, I gain and lose weight all over so I need to lose quite a bit of weight to really notice I've lost. Because of this, getting on the scale weekly and seeing the number go down is a pretty positive thing. So I'll keep doing it. Who knows, I just might make it after all!