Weight Loss Journey – Ki’s Progress
I fell off the wagon again. Surprise! So, that’s the extent that I’m going to beat myself up about it. Let’s move on.
I tried several times in my life to quit smoking. I tried on my own, I tried with friends, I tried with my husband, I tried with my parents, I tried a smoking cessation class, I tried using my pregnancy. I tried lots of ways and with lots of support. It was so hard. I finally quit for good on December 5th of 2017. I quit on my own, without talking to others about it…other than my son. I used patches for two days and then stopped using those. I was done. I was over it. I haven’t looked back.
Right before quitting for good, I read that the more times you try to quit, the more successful your quit will be. I’m going to use a similar concept for my weight loss journey. I’m going to fall off the wagon. I’m going to get up, brush off my knees, and climb back on. And then I’ll fall off again. This is me. This is how I roll. Hence the not beating myself up about it. Eventually, I figure out how to hang on.
In the meantime, I’m making a small change here. From now on, I will be using my Sunday Stats posts to report my status on any challenges I’m involved it…like Beck is. I will be using my Monday Motivation posts to talk about my own personal goals because these are the ones that really motivate me the most.
One of the things that kept me motivated before was to set specific goals and post them here each week. It’s how I hold myself accountable. If I fail to meet the goal, I have to come back here and tell you. I haaate that! I don’t want you to know I failed. So, I don’t. Usually.
Since it’s been awhile…and I’ve gained even more weight…it’s time for new goals. I am currently at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my whole life. I have high blood pressure, pitted edema, and tight clothes. I’m not at all happy with myself. So, it’s time to get to work. Let’s start with my baseline stats.
This is where I’m at right now. Before today. Today marks the beginning of the October Killer Cardio challenge that Beck and I are doing so I’m hoping that the challenge will help me kick it into gear and get to work again. In addition to the October Challenge, I am going to work on the following goals.
Goal #1 – Diet Log – My diet goal for this week is to start tracking every food or drink I consume again. It’s hard to find areas for improvement when you don’t track things consistently. I’d like to see my trends. I’m sure it’ll amount to too much sugar and too much sodium. But no telling until I get into tracking consistently. So, that’s what we’ll start with.
I also commit to limiting myself to no more than 12 ounces of soda per day. I have already stopped buying Mountain Dew at the grocery store, so it isn’t usually in the house. But every time we go to the store or order food, I order a 2 Liter of Mountain Dew or pick it up while I’m out. That’s not good. It’s way too easy to find an excuse to go to the store. I need to kick this habit once and for all. Once I do, my sugar counts will stay under control.
Goal #2 – 30 Min. Cardio / 7 days – My exercise goal this week is to get at least 30 minutes of cardio in every single day. Since Killer Cardio is our challenge for the month, two birds…one stone. So, basically, this goal is to meet the challenge.
Goal #3 – 64 ounces of water per day tracked – Obviously, I will drink more water if I drink less Mountain Dew. It really should be easy to get 64 ounces of water down, it’s not. I don’t drink a ton because then I pee a ton. Everybody says, “your bladder will get used to it.” It doesn’t. It wakes me up at night, every night, 3 or 4 times. The more I drink, the more it goes. Obviously. But hydration is very important, so we’ll do it anyway.
Goal #4 – 6 hours of sleep per night – Previously, my goal was 7 hours of sleep per night. I found this to be an extremely difficult goal because I couldn’t get my body to stay asleep that long. I always wake up after 6 to 6.5 hours of sleep. Always. Sometimes even less. Six hours is still a pretty healthy amount of sleep, so that’s my goal.
Now that my goals are set, it’s time to get to work! I am off work for the day and only have 18 active minutes logged for the day so I’m going to do a quick 30 minute cardio session to get the rest.
I’ll be back this time next week to let you know if I met these goals of mine.
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