Whenever I'm reviewing my weight-loss journey (note: SO sick of the word "journey" being used to describe this!), there are two "start" dates that stick out to me most: March 1st and July 20th.
March 1st (2012) was the date that I first started to reign in my bad eating habits. I started off slowly at first, making small changes only, but managed to lose about 15 pounds in 4 months. Not bad. Not bad at all.
The other date, July 20th, was just about a year ago. This was when I really got my butt into high gear, started exercising, and got really serious about changing my eating for the better. I was proud to say that with a lot of hard work, I lost another 35 pounds. That made 50lbs total. It was an amazing accomplishment in my eyes. Still is.
But as you know - because I can't shut up about it on here - I have been struggling lately. And that 50-pound weight loss has dwindled to less than 40. I am still proud of myself...but I'm also scared. I can feel myself letting go again, and we all know what that means: if I don't take control once again, I am going to end up back where I started...overweight, unhealthy, and miserable.
So, I've recently done what I had to do: I faced the scale, re-took my measurements, and, of course, snapped some "before" photos.
Welcome to Brenna's Summer Slimdown, 2013.
I weighed 162 when I checked the scale a few days ago. There were exactly 6 weeks from that date until September 1st. Just like last year, I have designed myself a six-week program with the goal of losing 10 pounds before September. It won't be easy, but it's manageable...I did it last year, after all! And if I do it again, I will be back in my goal range of 148-153 pounds once again.