Time to give you an update on my progress with the Get Fit Plan. In a nutshell: I couldn’t be more happy. OK, OK…… I WOULD be more happy if I had lost even MORE weight, but I’m determined to keep my focus on fitness and health and trust that the weight loss will follow. I also know that it’s better to lose weight slowly and consistently. At least that’s what “they” say. It sure would be nice to lose it all at once though. I guess that says something about my patience level, huh?
After 6 weeks of following my plan, and struggling with the temptations of holiday treats, I’m happy to say that I’m 26 points away from my 200 point goal, and I’ve lost a total of 9 pounds! That’s more than a pound a week, and I guess that’s nothing to sneeze at. (What does that saying MEAN, anyway?? You sneeze at things you mock??)
I started tracking my goals and points through Joe’s Goal’s online. My friend T (yep, the same one who inspired the Get Fit Plan) told me about it, and I love it! It’s free, it’s easy to use, and it gives a great visual representation of how you’re doing. Give it a try.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but the holidays were INCREDIBLY difficult. I had to concentrate on will power and pull myself away from treats and snacks. I DID let myself induldge in small samples of my favorite things now and then, but keeping the samples small was so, so hard. I have to say that it was all worth it when I would step on the scale and see that my weight stayed the same, and then when it actually DROPPED! Yay!
There is no doubt in my mind that what’s working for me is the fact that I’m tracking positive points. Instead of tracking food points (like Weight Watchers) and feeling guilty or dreading that I’m adding another point, I’m excited to get points for positive behaviors that are adding up to earn a sweet prize………..
I’m getting very excited because PsychDaddy said that next week, for my birthday, we should incorporate picking up my new iPod!! Yipee!! Now, I just have to think of what my next incentive to work toward will be…… I don’t want to lose my momentum. Twenty more “baby pounds” to go……..