Thursday, March 31, 2011

**Day 90**

I had a crappy day of being mad at myself for not doing as good as I wanted to do in March.   I didn't meet my goals - I wanted to lose 10 pounds in March, but I only lost 6, I wanted to workout 26 days out of the 31 days, but I only worked out 21 days, I wanted to see progress in my monthly pictures, but there's no improvement.  So, all day, I was really upset, and feeling like a failure, and feeling like I wanted to give up, but then I started looking at the positives, which are:

1.)  I lost 6 pounds, which is an average of 1.2 pounds a week for the month of March - that's good!!!  And it's better than not losing anything at all!
2.)  I exercised 21 days in March - that's huge!!  It's way more than I did in Jan. and Feb., and I'm running now, too, which is great!
3.)  I'm eating better than I ever have in my life!  Sure, I had some struggles at the end of the month, but, for the most part, I have, completely, changed my eating habits, and that's something to be proud of!

I still have tons of work to do - I'm still learning what works for me and what doesn't, but it's crazy for me to be mad at myself for "only" losing 6 pounds, and for "only" working out 21 days.  I'm 90 days into my journey, and I've lost 18.5 pounds.  Was I hoping to be further along at this point?  Of course!  But 18.5 is not something to be sad about it!

I weighed-in on my scale today since I didn't weigh-in with WW yesterday.  I weigh 230, so that's up a pound since I last weighed in on my scale.  From here on out, I will be going by the WW scale, so we'll see what next Wed. brings!

Exercise today was my C25K training - 16 min. of running, and 14 min. of walking for a total of 30 minutes!


  1. You're "only" kicking ass! Good for you! GREAT JOB!

    18.5 is a LOT of weight. Celebrate that! And, goodness! If you hadn't done anything at all, I bet you might've packed on more pounds (I always think that about me...I just kept going up and up and up before...yeesh! I could have easily gained about 20-30 before summer had I just kept keeping to old habits. OMG!), love, LOVE your determination and drive!

  2. Hi, Chubby. You're right! I need to be celebrating how well I've been doing. Thanks!