Saturday, August 13, 2011

July Recap - 1.1 lbs gained

Wow... what a month July was. Again, this recap is a little late, but I still wanted to write it! (I just wrote the June recap too, directly preceding.) July is the first month that I actually gained weight instead of losing since I started. And it does not feel good!

This month, I moved to a new state and my routine went out the window. I didn't work out much at all- first because of the move and because I didn't have my elliptical set up, and then because I got lazy and just didn't. Only 8 days out of 31; not so good.
My eating was also not very good. I ate out at restaurants a lot and didn't make good food choices. I also drank way more than usual. Newsflash... consistent bad food choices add up to a month where I gain instead of loss! Shocker!

I am disappointed in how this month turned out, mainly because I didn't make a decision to just take a month break or anything. I thought about what I should have been doing and felt guilty when I didn't do it. Most days I have been waking up thinking that I need to get back to my healthy eating and then I just end up eating whatever without thinking about the calories or anything. (Emotional eating again! Ugh!)

Also my blogging for this month did have a bit of what I was going through, the lack of motivation and all that, but also had some fluffy blogs which I think were because I specifically didn't want to talk about how I was doing. This is a good thing to take note of, maybe it'll keep me (and you) aware!

My goal for August (even tho we are well into it) is to get back on track. I used to be so gung ho, giving myself 10 lb goals every month. Where'd that chick go? I need to reevaluate my goals and why I'm doing this and GET. TO. IT. There's no time like the present. Let's say my goal for August is to lose 8 lbs, putting me at about 172. Can I do it?  We'll see!

3 comments:

Fat in Suburbia said...

Yes you can do it!!!

Mrs. D said...

You can definitely turn it around, 1 lb isn't a big deal, but it can add up if you're not careful!

Bonnie said...

you can totally do it.....
waiting anxiously to hear about your progress at the end of the month.....