23 April 2013

resolutions // weight loss update.

I have been totally missing in action re: my weight loss and fitness progress.  Since my last update, I've lost a few more pounds, so I'm still headed in the right direction, BUT my momentum has slowed way down. 

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?


  1. It's great to hear that you are coming near to your goals. So it get the job done you need to be more focused and determined.

  2. My big resolution was to lose 30 pounds and it's going horrible. lol. I'm losing weight way too slowly but I know I have to kick my butt into gear!! =P

    Ergo - Blog

  3. Any step forward is progress! :) I can't wait until I've lost 15 lbs. I'm losing weight really slowly but I can see the changes in my body more than on the scale (probably all the weights my trainers are having me do!). But keep going girlfriend, that last 15 are in your reach!! :)

  4. I know I'm probably not helping matters, and I'm sorry (I mean, Hooters? I'm terrible.) But I think you're doing wonderful things my dear, and I know you'll get to where you want to be eventually! Good luck my dear, and I <3 you! xoxo

  5. 15 pounds is pretty impressive!!!!


  6. awwwww i am soo proud of you girl!!! keep at it!! :)

    Sandy a la Mode

  7. I'm so proud of you girl-it's not easy! I need to do it but can't grasp the motivation. If only I could do it to feel better-you are what you eat! ;)


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