This morning, I'm wearing the jeans that I had put in the space bag. But it's not such a bad thing that I'm back in the size 16s. My dad is always hip to new gadgets, and he got me The Perfect Fit Button. This way, I don't have to constantly buy new clothes while I'm losing weight. I can just adjust my old clothes. So I took all my 16s and 18s out of the space bag, adjusted the waist band, and now I have like 8 pairs of jeans that I can wear, ranging from a size 12 (almost there! I think I can, I think I can!) to 18.
Today I got on the scale, and I have gained back exactly half (7 pounds)of what I lost during the cleanse. This stops today. I'm trying to put on a happy face, but this has been depressing me. Today will be the day when I turn it around.
First of all, I need to start getting on the scale again every morning. This works for me. This probably doesn't work for most people. But I have to know. I need that immediate feedback. I'm not the type of person that can wait for several days or a week. When I do this, I start getting lazy and unmotivated. So forget it. I'll be back on that damn scale first thing tomorrow morning.
Secondly, I'm going to work out, and complete all of my scheduled workouts for the day. Although I prefer working out with other people I know, if they cancel on me then I'm STILL going. I need to stop letting other people control my damn workouts. Today I AM going to run 3 miles, I AM going to Powerflex, and I AM going to Zumba.
Which brings me to Zumba. My third point is tied in with my second point. I'm going to restart going to the 7:40 Zumba class. By 8:50 I'm almost ready for bed. So I'm going to the 7:40, and if somebody needs me to meet them at the 8:50, I'll do that TOO if I'm not too tired. There's no way I'm going to sit up in my house, getting all sleepy, to accommodate someone else's schedule. Then, when they cancel out on me, I go to bed. Not going to happen anymore. It's already happened twice this week.
Some days, I will plan to go to both the 7:40 and 8:50 classes. For example, some nights they have other classes going on at 7:40. So I'll do the kickboxing or whatever, then I'll go do Zumba at 8:50 afterwards.
Last but not least (because I'm running late for work), I'm not going to factor my workouts into how many calories per meal I should have. Why? Because every time I eat extra calories to get me through my workouts, something happens where I can't/don't want to work out, and I gain weight. I don't want to eat too few calories so my body goes into starvation mode, and I don't want to eat too many so I gain weight, so I'm going to take my mom's advice. To paraphrase her, just eat what I feel I need to. I'm going to stop forcing myself to eat more than I normally would, and I'm not going to eat like a freaking bird. I'll still count calories for the hell of it, but I won't be as obsessed with it as I once was.
I'm late for work. I'll weigh in tomorrow. I can't wait to get to 184 so I can start taking pictures again. That's 8 whole pounds away.
Total weight lost: 32
To 165: 27
To 139: 53
(P.S. I really hate posting my stats when I gain weight, but whatever, it's making me accountable.)
(P.P.S. Woo hoo! 500 hits :-D Thanks guys.)