Operation Sexy Update

20 Jan

As per usual I have been a busy bee. This week has been especially long and draining. But I wanted to drop in an update on my weight-loss progress since the new year. In the last three weeks I have lost about 6 to 7 pounds, which is really great. That’s about 2lbs a week, and is exactly the goal I have been shooting for.

But there are victories that have nothing to do with the scale. Like feeling better. Having more energy. Not needing to snack all of the time. Going to department stores, trying on cute dresses, and finding that they look good on you and that you can already see a difference in your body in roughly a month. Yeah, that last one definitely pertains to the picture on the left.

Sure, the dress is still a size 18. But that’s okay. Because it looks good on me. I would go so far as to say it looks great. (Yes, I know the Skeletoes kind of ruin the effect, but those are my favorite shoes!) I put it on and I looked in the mirror and I smiled. That is so ridiculously unusual!

This past week I have only been to the gym three times- maybe four. It was hell. I missed going. I felt fat. I felt unproductive. I felt like I was ruining a great habit and a good thing for myself. I intend to go tomorrow and pick back up going- like I said, it was a long and draining week and sometimes you just need some “me” time and time to hang out with your girlfriends and not worry about whether or not you’ve lost that extra half pound that you are so desperately trying to lose. I needed the break, and I feel better for it.

It’s not hard, really, to watch what you eat and go to the gym. It just takes some willpower and being able to power through “I don’t feel like it” days- which is willpower I lack sometimes.

But I definitely urge anyone and everyone out there trying to lose weight who needs some extra accountability (and loves social networking) to try out My Fitness Pal. You can set your own goals, track your food, and the app for iPods is even available offline to use. And the android app is awesome. And the actual website has message boards and status updates and friend requests- like Facebook for dieters.

My food diary is public, and my account is found as MissBethea. Click here to view my profile and click here to check out my food diary. You can do it. If I can do it- anybody can!


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