So, I decided Friday would be weigh in day.
I haven't weighed myself in awhile, but my clothes had been feeling a little tight. Last year at this time I was about 205 lbs. The scale said 215. I was not just depressed, or disappointed. I was really scared when I saw that number. The sense of being out of control was overwhelming. Where will the weight gain stop?
Step #1 : Accountability. Blogging is a great way to achieve this. Thank God for technology. Also, I got the myfitnesspal app on my iPhone (free!), and am addicted to logging my foods. Although the weekend is not the easiest time to control food intake, I did pretty well by watching my portions. And today I am 214.
On myfitnesspal, I set my goal weight as 135. Pretty ambitious, but might as well dream big for the long term goal.
Short term, I want to lose 10 lbs by July 24, and fit into size 14 by August 31.
- Cathy Yonek
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.