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Losing the Weight, Finding Myself: Week 31

Submitted by Bethany on Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:00

Starting Weight: 266
Current Weight: 236.8
Weekly Change: +0.2
Total Change: -29.2
Goal Weight: 135
Pounds to lose until goal: 101.8

This is the first time since leaving the states that the week has shown a gain, but really, it's 0.2. I'm not really gonna count that as a gain, it's maintaining. And considering that yesterday I decided I couldn't live without carbs anymore so I had two pieces of toast with my eggs, two grilled cheese sandwiches, AND a chocolate croissant... I'm gonna call maintaining a win. 

I've officially decided that low carb is not the life for me. I enjoyed losing five pounds in a week last week, but this week I was miserable. I can achieve results (slower, but results nonetheless) with intermittent fasting, focusing on fruit/veg, and exercise, so that's what I'm going to do. 

I have a pattern in my life of going through periods where I get really gung-ho about weight loss and set unrealistic goals for myself. When I don't reach those unrealistic goals I get discouraged, then usually fall back into patterns of over eating, not exercising, and just not caring. That's a big part of how I got to 266 pounds to start with. Last week I said I wanted to be under 200 by my birthday, but as I thought about it more I realized, that is part of this pattern. So I'm going to scratch that goal. (Am I confusing you all with my goals yet?)

Official new goal: Be 199 or less by New Year's Eve

This goal is actually realistic and doable. December 30th is 18 weeks from today, and I have 37.8 pounds to lose to reach that goal. That means I need to lose an average of 2.1 pounds per week to get there. For the first time I feel like that is an actual reasonable goal I am setting for myself. Yay! 

To reach this goal I need to be slow and steady (and win the race!). Another pattern of mine is to set a reasonable goal like this, then ignore it for a long while (I'm a procrastinator at heart so I tell myself I have plenty of time...) and then by the time I actually start working towards the goal it has become an unreasonable one (pretty much what I did with my Healthy Wage). 

So in an effort not to follow that pattern, I am going to hold myself accountable in extra ways! Not only am I writing on here, but I am going to weigh in and share it on our IG stories each week. If you want to follow us on there you can find us here

That's kind of a word jumble for today, but that's where I'm at! Onward and upward (downward?) to 199 we go!