Today I weigh 262 pounds.
As faithful readers will know, I had a great year last year and reached 81 pounds lost (with 60 remaining). I weighed 250. Then last October my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer and my world has been upside down with one thing after another and repeats of the same stress, over and over and over.
I regained 16 pounds.
I felt like I had regained all 81. Fat. Defeated.
And I fought with those 16 pounds every day since then. Some days I had the victory. Most days I was pinned and couldn't get up. Or wouldn't get up.
Anyway.......................I'm currently, as of today,12 pounds above my lowest. AND I AM TIRED OF IT. Enough of this. I'm tired of the yo-yo.
I know what to do. (Your "what to do" may be different than mine. That's ok. I know me. And I've been very successful in losing weight before, so I know what works for me).
I have to go public. I have to be out there. I have to make some rules to get me out of the yo-yo string. I have to start reporting to my weight loss mentor again. I hate that. I want to be able to do it without someone holding my hand.
However, I'd rather hold someone's hand and get fit than sit here alone and get fatter.
So, here it is.
THE "Enough-of-this,-get-back-on-track-because-you-are-too-awesome-to-be-this-fat plan."
*This plan shall be in effect from today, August 8th, until the day I get back down to my lowest weight-loss-in-progress weight of 250.0 pounds. Then I have permission to re-evaluate or tweak my plan but NOT UNTIL THEN.
*I will not eat breakfast unless that day's entire meal plan has been written out. Preferably it will be written the night before.
*I will follow my "5K training exercise plan" that is on my kitchen wall, no matter what.
*I will drink more than 100 ounces of water per day.
*I will not consume liquid calories, with the exception of a fruit smoothie (homemade).
*I will not eat desserts (I MAY eat fiber one bars, kasha bars, protein bars or pb&j on flax bread, which some may consider dessert, but I do not). In other words, no ice cream, cakes, pies, candy, junk.....
*I will consume a minimum of 5 fruits and vegetable servings per day.
*I will stay within prescribed limits for calories, protein and fiber EVERY day.
*I will post what I ate and my exercise on my blog each day.
*I will email my food/exercise diary to my weight loss mentor each day.
*I will take 3 minutes (or more) each day in silent meditation about my weight loss and health.
*I will be in bed by 10 p.m. each night.
Thanks for reading!