It’s my health.
It’s my life.
It’s my decision.
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Week 4 Report
In the last 4 weeks of my eat-less-move-more initiative, I have achieved the following:
Goal: lose 8 kilos Current Loss: 2.5 kilos
Things of note
1. The first 2 weeks saw the fastest loss. Motivation was high.
2. The second 2 weeks has slower loss. Motivation is at medium level.
3. Loss of focus makes it hard to regain the high motivation, once lost.
4. Loss of focus occurs due to events such as leaving a job, having a birthday and receiving 3 boxes of chocolates as gifts (!), having an anniversary, entertaining at home (all occurred during last 2 weeks)
Different things would no doubt motivate others. Here’s what motivates me:
1. I get on the scales and see success. Success breeds success.
2. I feel good psychologically at the end of a day when I have stuck to my plan of exercise and food intake.
3. I feel great physically when I eat well and exercise hard. My eyes are clear and I lose the dark rings under my eyes. I feel energetic and alert. My belly is flatter.
4. I have a gentle accountability with my blog-readers whom I have committed to report to.
5. Feeling my clothes become roomier and feel more comfortable.
1. Do a reality check with portion size by checking in with CalorieKing.com.au This means I enter in what I ate for one day and see how this measures up to the recommended calorie intake.
2. Maintain exercise routines.
3. Keep focused and pay attention to my 5 motivators.
I'm very happy with my results so far. I don't mind slow progress. Slow is good. Slow means the changes I'm making are being integrated into my lifestyle and can be maintained. Now that I'm past the initial enthusiasm and into the nitty gritty daily grind of eat-less-move-more, this is where the discipline starts and the changes implemented now will have more impact on my long term lifestyle. I'm also pleased that my previous excuses about being menopausal were all just me in denial. I CAN lose weight. My body is quite capable of it. And for that I am very grateful indeed.