As I was laying in bed last night, contemplating what I’d write today, many titles for this post came to mind…
- Break’s over
- Where in the World is Bobby-C
- Lost Focus
To name a few. I settled on 50 days because I want to focus on the solution, not the problem.
When I started this blog, and the journey it was intended to document, I promised myself complete transparency. I promised that no matter what happened on a weekly, or even daily basis, I would write about it. I made that promise to myself because I wanted to shed any notion of excuses in my life.
In the past couple of months I have been sliding backwards. Not only have I lost the mojo for weight loss, but I have actually been gaining. This morning I weighed-in at 224.8 pounds.
The chart above shows my progress in 2016. As you can see, I am back to where I started the year. Keep in mind that between Thanksgiving and the end of 2015 I had gained about 10 pounds.
The 50 days in the title of this post refers to a plan I have developed, inspired by a friend who is also trying to get herself on track. Between today and the 4th of July weekend, there are 50 days. Seven weeks from now will be July 1. That seemed like a good amount of time for a reset plan.
Over these next 50 days I am getting back to what I know will work for me. I am going to get back to the basics, the fundamentals if you will, of how I have lost 120 pounds since March 1 of 2014, and how I can get back to being able to say it is 130 pounds lost, or even more. The basics I am getting back to are:
- Accurately tracking all of my food and drink and staying within my Weight Watchers points on a daily basis
- Getting more movement in my life. Regular trips to the gym, and daily walks at work or at home (or both)
- Writing about my journey
My basic target in this time is to get back below 215 pounds, or about a 10 pound loss. My stretch goal is to get below 210. Honestly, I will be happy if I meet my weekly targets around food tracking, exercise and writing. I believe if I do that, the weight will take care of itself.
Here is my plan for the week coming:
- Get to the gym a MINIMUM of 3 times
- Walk at least 8,000 steps a day
- Write 3 blog posts (not including this one)
I know I have followers on this blog. And I know some of you will want to send along words of encouragement. Trust me when I tell you I appreciate your love and concern, and will graciously accept the comments. At the same time, I know that to be successful and to stem the tide of weight gain, I have to be accountable to myself first.
Thanks for reading.