Last November I ambitiously declared that I’d lose 10 pounds in 48 days. I lost about 8 pounds and since then have done a few experiments here and there and went ahead and dedicated a page for the effort on this page here. It has been gratifying to an extent to see many more who joined in different ways and have taken away something from my outbursts. Anything to get that fat to pack bags and move, right?
After that, a few girlfriends and I have done similar jaunts in small private groups, but to be brutally honest, they have not been half as successful as the one I did out here. I speak for myself of course. I am guessing the accountability factor including my own drive to better myself helps. Willpower has never been the issue, just to what extent and results that stay consistent despite our everyday lives is always the challenge.
Incidentally, the daughter reminded me yesterday that it’s been 9 months since she’s had a sip of soda. During Christmas holidays, she walks up to me and say “Mom, I’ve decided to give up soda.” and chuckled along with the rest of us skeptics, but truly the laughs on us as the girl’s remained steadfast and diligently orders water while the son of course gulps down her share of soda on our dinner outings, every single time since then! ..and she’s all of 14, and the regular ‘hanging together’ with friends is almost always accompanied with copious amounts of sodas and junk food. Yet, she sticks her ground.
Surely, there’s something in there for me to take away?
So, am thinking, I’ve reached a dress size am very comfortable in,(and in fact this sits loose on me so there’s room to go further down, but I refuse to continue to ‘upgrade’ wardrobe – it’s becoming a very expensive proposition in these times!) and the weight has reduced considerably since last August (20.6 lbs to be exact), however there’s the fat percentage that’s being a tad stubborn. Add to the fact that my knee still continues to hurt and it’s been a year despite me stretching, dancing and doing all what I can to take stress off it. Then there’s this small factor of paying membership for the gym that am not using anymore (and getting a earful from the husband for it, every weekend), things are adding up.
Desperate situations require desperate measures. So here I go shooting my fingers off again:
Longterm goal: Get cardio-fit.
Short-term Goal: 7 pounds in 7 weeks. (more fat pounds than just pounds)
Details: Drop in fat percentage and hit the gym for a fat burning workout 4 times a week.
Duration: Starts this week – August 10th and ends on the week of Sep 28th.
Apart from increasing water and protein intake, I don’t anticipate a significant change (there will be a few of course) in what I cook or eat, so the biggest move will be to head to the gym, and what I do there.
Still unclear of how I’d record or what I’d post 7 Mondays, but it shall most definitely be recorded. All suggestions and pointers welcome…
*yessir, the crazy lady is back in town!*