Things got serious this week. I’m so sick of losing and gaining the same five pounds that this week I decided to get focused. Laser focused. And this was my reward:
Starting weight (as of 11/5/12): 169.3
Weight last week: 172.5
Weight this week: 168.7
Result: - 3.8 lbs.
Total net loss: – .6 lbs.
It feels awesome to be back down in the negative and the 160s again. Phew! After following the Kickstart plan the first week of Body Revolution and realizing how good I felt doing that, regardless of whether I was gaining or losing weight, it’s made me realize that I want to eat better (not just less) so that I feel better. I’ve always had this strange disconnect between what I put in my body and how I feel, but I think the lightbulb is starting to finally come on. So, I’m trying to eat as cleanly as possible. If it came out of the ground or has a mother, eat it. If I can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it. I still leave room for occasional treats and allowances, but I’m trying to make better choices and sustainable changes that I can live with for a lifetime. Health and fitness is a marathon of sorts throughout life, not just a sprint to lose x number of pounds, and I think I’m finally starting to make permanent, lasting changes. I’m in the midst of reading Making the Cut (I know I sound like a brainwashed Jillian Michaels follower, but she really knows her stuff and it’s getting me results, people!) which talks about eating for your metabolic type, so I’m trying to hit a ratio of 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat. I know it all sounds crazy complicated, but it’s really not, and I’m feeling amazing…strong, lean, and energetic. This is Week 4 of Body Revolution, so next Sunday I’ll be taking my measurements…can’t wait to see what changes there are!