On February 5, I was 11 pounds down. Today, I'm 15 pounds down. Like I said -- still headed in the right direction. But four pounds in over two months is definitely slower than I intended.
Honestly, my birthday (in mid February) killed it. And I'm not blaming my birthday, but I definitely gave myself a free pass to eat what I wanted on my birthday and for the few days before and after. I love pigging out on milkshakes and bottomless fries at Red Robin, and it's become a birthday ritual for the last few years.
Since then, I've just had a really hard time with my intrinsic motivation to get back on the weight-loss wagon. The momentum and motivation I had for the first six weeks of the year sort of disintegrated, and I'm not giving up, by any means (truly, I'm just thankful I haven't put the weight back on -- progress is progress, after all!).
If I am to meet my original goal of 30 pounds down by June, I need to lose three pounds per week between now and June 1 (unless I play with the dates a bit and give myself until the end of June to meet my goal, haha!).
I think the strongest motivation continues to be my desire to feel fit (i.e. not sweaty and wheezy) during my summer weddings. Alyssa, Andrea, and I shot a wedding in Murrieta this weekend and it was between 85 and 90 degrees. I felt tired, and everyone was sweating, and in general, I felt okay.
I'll feel better after I can annihilate the next 15 lbs. :)
And there's nothing like my someecards calendar for some weight loss motivation! This was the page for the first day of spring:
How are your New Year's resolutions coming along, if you had any?