Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Confessional

"Today you are You, that's truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
                                            -Dr. Suess

Every week I want to be accountable for the goals I have set for myself. I want this to be a place I can be completely honest. I want to succeed in this goal. I don't want my weight loss to be one of those things that I lose sight of.  I want to do this for real. I can do this for real.

This last week was really motivating. I lost 4 lbs. Not too shabby. I am under no impression that I will lose all my weight that fast. I don't want to lose it that fast. My husband made the comment that "if losing weight was that easy, no one would keep the weight off. Once you lose a lot of weight with a lot of effort, you want to keep it off." Perhaps that is one reason why fad diets don't work.

So far:
-I have started the Couch to 5K plan.
-I have started counting my calories. Calories In and Calorie Out.
-I am trying to eat at least 20g of fiber a day. I would like to increase that to 35 eventually, but want to increase slowly for obvious reasons :)

Weekly Weight Loss/Gain:  -4
Total Weight Loss/Gain: -4

I want to stay positive and motivated. Your comments and encouragement do help a lot. So thank you.


Olivia said...

you are inspiring me!!

Rae said...

Shellie, I am so proud of you. There are not many people who say, "This is my issue to work on, and I'm going to do it, and hold myself accountable." So many make excuses and never really do anything.
You are inspiring me big time.
Love you!

The Marks said...

Congrats on the 4lb weight loss is awesome. You are doing so good. It takes a lot to put all this out there and believe me I have had issues with weight but can now say that I think I have a handle on it we will see how long it will last. Good luck you can do it!!!!!

Trish said...

I'm glad that things are going so well for you at the start! And yes, it is HARD to lose weight! And slow and steady wins the race. My goal is 1-2 pounds a week. But mostly I'm trying to change my lifestyle so that these changes become ingrained and not just a fad, you know?

I recently started tracking my calories on MyFitnessPal (an app for iphone but also website) and it's shocking how fast those calories add up!!!

Care said...

Congrats! I keep telling myself, "tomorrow" and that, well, as hub would say, that dog won't hunt. I have been good abt drinking more water and increasing fiber but I still eat too much of everything.

ps You just tbr'd a bunch of great titles in goodreads! Wow.