Total weight loss: 40.6
Wow! I'm really surprised - I met my (updated) goal for January. I wanted to be 186.5, and at 185.8 I totally rocked it.
I was at a conference this weekend, and almost every meal had more than half my plate filled with vegetables and fruits, and they were sure delicious. The caterer even made the cauliflower taste good!
It feels so empowering to finally feel like I'm "on track". I am on the path toward achieving my goals - losing at least 5 pounds a month before the wedding (in late May). I almost saw 190 more than once this month, and it feels so fantastic to see the scale slowly come down. For awhile, 185 felt like an impossible number.
My willpower is improving, and my goals are feeling more tangible. I want to also train for a 5k. Today is supposed to be my second run, but I'm feeling pretty awful and might skip the run in favor of resting and trying to be well enough so tomorrow I can come to work. It's really frustrating - I've been looking forward to this run all weekend - but I'd prefer to stay healthy than force my body to do something it simply can't do and stay well.
My goals for February are to continue on the path that I set up for myself this last week. I want to:
- Continue to train for a 5k
- Lose 5.8 pounds (be 180.0 by February 28)
- Continue to blog
The last one is a must! I'm really excited - I've been chosen as one of Health Month's February bloggers!!! I just love Health Month and jumped at the opportunity. I also like what they ask of their bloggers. From an email they sent:
Write at least once a week about something Health Month related... how it's working for you, how it's not working for you, how you're adapting it to your special circumstances. Don't feel pressured to censor yourself on my behalf at all... the best way to get the most out of this experience is to be as honest as possible.I totally can do that. I can't wait! February's going to rock!