Weight Loss Progress

Friday, June 15, 2012

I Am Still Alive

Hello World!

I am still alive and well. It has been a long while.....over six months a while since my last post.

I have been floundering.... well I was doing really well until the month of May and then I started to go back to some of my old ways.

Being that summer (I'm a teacher) is starting for me on the 21st of June I am ready to get back on the horse and keep trucking to my destination of 142lbs.

I have recently purchased Beachbody's Les Mill Pump program and will being doing that program until I have a small foot surgery on July 16th. Then I will have to take two to three weeks off of the program and rest.

I have realized that like always when I am doing well and getting into eating well I suddenly decide to "switch it up" and that historically and currently results in me fucking up. Back in 2005 after losing 80+ lbs I decided that I was going to eat more "like the French do" and so I started incorporating butter and cheese and bread.....and there went the decent of that healthy living binge.

Recently, I started looking into Paleo dieting. Which is pretty close to how I WAS eating except it eliminates processed foods, dairy, beans, peanuts, and adds in more fat -particularly natural forms of fat (even saturated meat fat).
By "looking into" the Paleo diet I have sort of been allowing myself to flounder and for some reason I have hit the sugar truck- hard- again. I NEED TO GET OFF OF THE SUGAR! Need to!

So tonight I have sat down with Josie and started talking about what made us successful last summer and compared that to what we are currently doing. The differences are clear- I need to go back to my roots. I need to focus on my health and making good decisions daily.

I have come up with a list of seven power points that I will be focusing on for the next two weeks and see how many pounds I can lose in that time.

The seven power points are:

1. Protein First @ every meal and snack.
2. Eat whole foods (as much as possible, while maintaining point 1)
3. Low sugar and low carb
4. Log food on LoseIt daily and keep calories to under 1200 calories.
5. Move daily (this will focus on the Les Mill Pump program for now)
6. Drink 100oz of water daily
7. Take my vitamins

These are seven points that I will rate myself on each day. And I will post here how I am doing on the seven points each day. 7stars will equal great day while anything less than four stars will be considered a poor day.

Look back tomorrow for an update and how I am doing. I am going to need to start a sugar detox, so I know I will be feeling shitty- but we all must do things that are not too fun to make ourselves better.

And Monday begins my Les Mill Pump first workout. Gotta get back on this horse. I have come to far to reverse in anyway- at all! Let's do this!

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