Today, weeks after I confessed my weight on the internet, I stepped on the scale to see a good number. I gained two pounds the next week. I stayed stagnant for a week or two, hovering around 158 or 159. I attended four catered events in a matter of 8 days. Ugh. So, the past week, I've refocused. I've gone back to the basics of South Beach, doing a modified version of Phase I (didn't cut out sweet potatoes or fruit, but did cut all other carbs).
As of this morning, I weigh 155. YEAH!! I haven't seen this weight since BEFORE I got pregnant with Allie. So, um, like 2003? Yeah, it's been a while. I'm so excited! My size 12 clothes are too loose. I haven't bought size 10 clothes yet with the exception of a few new fabulous dresses for our Heroes and Handbags events (hello size medium at Banana Republic, I love you!)
This is a big milestone for me. It's 30 lbs lost since I started. My BMI is now 25.8 (under 25 is no longer overweight--I started at 30.8). I'm so close!
The biggest challenge for me right now is exercise. I worked three consecutive 70 hour work weeks. Between that and focusing on being with Andrew and Maggie, I'm so physically exhausted! I haven't been good at my training. I can walk more than 10 miles without an issue, but its been a few weeks since I've done it. The half marathon is April 5th, so I have to get my rearend in gear to get this done. I can't lollygag and procrastinate on the exercising any more.
So, my commitment this week to is refocus my energy on the exercise. I've refocused on the food and I'm on track. Now, I need to get the exercise in line. That way, as I lose weight, I can feel good about how my body is looking too!
With that said, I'm going to watch American Idol on my DVR while sweating it out on the treadmill. Gotta go!