I am going to read this book...
I have heard nothing, but great things about it.
I am super excited!
Since the beginning of the year, I have been on a weightloss journey. Likely, most of you who read this already knew that.
I have done dieting before...and it's worked...kind of. I can lose the weight, it's keeping it off that has been the struggle. I always have gained it all back PLUS more! I needed a lifestyle change, I wanted to be healthier and be able to physically do everything that I want to do. Plus, I needed to be healthier for my family and myself.
It's been hard, but so exciting to see results and know that this is it...I'm losing that weight for good. I am not allowing it to come back. No way. I used to get to a plateau in my weightloss and get discouraged and give up. Now, when I do my weekly weigh in and see that I have only lost a pound or two, or haven't lost anything, I know I need to be doing more. I am not giving up and I needed to write this here so that I can be held accountable.
I started with the diet change. I eliminated carbohydrates, only allowing myself 19 grams of carbohydrates or less per day. The weight literally fell off of me. However, this is not a lifestyle change. I can't go the rest of my life not eating bread, fruit, pasta, potatoes, etc.. I am getting to the point where I know I need to switch to something more long term, but I am scared. I am still consistently losing 2 to 3lbs per week...however, I have added running to my routine and am hoping this will boost my weightloss even more. I am going back and forth as to when I'd like to switch to a more low calorie/low fat type of diet. There are still so many things I could change while still staying on my current diet. So this is where I've decided to challenge myself...
I don't really like to drink water. I've never been much of a water drinker. I love milk (which I can't have on this diet) and pop and tea and coffee and juice and wine. Water? Not so much. So I am going to challenge myself to drink 50 oz of water/day and see if that boosts my weightloss. I also hope to eliminate some of my Diet Soda intake. I just can't eliminate the coffee yet. :) I have read several times that I should be drinking 100 oz of water/day, but I think I need to start small! :) I am lucky to have 2 oz. of straight water a day currently, so 50 oz/day would be a huge change for me!
So we'll see how it goes.