Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Month One - Day 27 to 31

I began this month weighing in at 146.4 lbs, feeling like a failure and I'm ending the month at 148 lbs, feeling like I won the world. I definitely didn't accomplish any of the phsyical goals I set for myself but I made significant process in my mental journey. I feel better about the future and I've identified why some things seemed like insurmountable obstacles.

I am extremely proud of the grand strides I've made in the way of healthy eating. Instead of going out to eat at a fast food restaurant every day I am making lunches at home to eat at school. I am trying to find new ways to satisfy the need that food is currently filling to stop impulsively eating when things begin overwhelming me. I am also proud of the fact that, although I have mountains of school work, I do not feel like I can't stay on top of it.

At this point in the journey I need to re-evaluate my goals. I still want to lose 5 lbs per month until April but I want the focus to be a reduction in fat around my mid-section instead of simply weighing less. This means I'll have to step up my exercise regime. I can do it and I'm looking forward to continuing on this journey.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Jess,
    Glad you have such a positive outlook! That will definitely be a huge factor in your success.
    I just wanted to mention that, although we'd all love to, it's impossible to target one area of the body to lose weight from. When you do start losing the weight, however, it'll probably start from your belly and thighs!
    Keep it up, you can do this.