Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Wedding diet update
I haven't blogged in so long. I miss it and I miss the connections I made with so many supportive people. When I first started blogging, it was such a help to have people to connect with and encourage me along the way. I read all of your blogs and enjoyed reading comments from those who read mine. But then I moved, and got busy with friends, a boyfriend, jobs, etc. and just slowly stopped blogging... and stopped focusing on losing weight. I was happy to have lost about 75lbs and just got complacent and felt like I was fine to stay where I was. Even though I didn't meet my 100lb goal. But boy does having my wedding coming up make me motivated enough to get back on the weight loss wagon and drop some pounds.
Since the end of February, I have eaten well and worked out. I use the Lose It! app and count the calories of what I eat. I love the app, and it has kept me organized and accountable about what I eat. (Highly recommend!)
I had reached the 20lbs lost mark last week, but then was in a wedding a drank and ate off plan. That's a nice way of saying I got good and tipsy and ate way too much. So the scale is up again.
My wedding is in 10 days! I am thinking I can stay on this diet (very restricted calories) and lose a couple more before the big day. I don't know if it'll even make a difference, but why stop now. I'm 5'4 so maybe I'll be able to notice a few more pounds lost.
One downside to dieting like this tends to be that I end up being way more critical of myself. Even though I've lost weight, I almost feel worse about myself. Go figure. Anyone else experience this?
Once the wedding is over, I'll start a new lifestyle plan to just eat sensibly, but not be so strict. I'll practice the "everything in moderation" rule and hopefully still get down to the goal weight I had when I first started this - 150.