It's been quite some time since I've checked in. I was supposed to lose a grand total of 25 pounds by Christmas...life really got in the way and that did not happen. However, you will be happy to know that Since the beginning of this "journey" in August I have lost 20 pounds. 24 since my 30th birthday last June.
Sure I gained a few and lost a few...most recently I lost 10 pounds. (This is according to my home scale...the one at work tells me differently, but it is lying cause my clothes are growing) I started a full time job and have been doing a show that has been demanding of my time and my body....and so in the past 2 months I have shed 10 pounds. Yay!
The challenge is this: once the show is over next weekend what happens to me? Do I go back to having my nights free and I sit and snack and get fat again? That's what I did with my time before. I ate...I get bored and eat. I get sad and eat. I get happy and eat...and drink!!! So, do I wind up gaining back my 10 pounds plus?? Gosh, I hope not. I pave a pretty good support system and a friend who is kind of gym crazy...so I hope to be lead by his example and keep up with myself.
With all of this being said...now that I am only 5 pounds away from the original goal weight....I believe I have more to lose than I thought. I am not quite happy with my body yet...I think another 15 is a safe and realistic number. Maybe by my birthday. That would put me at 147. I think that's healthy.